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DAILY GOSPEL
Tuesday, 23rd July 2019

John 15: 12-17

Date posted: May 24, 2019

Let us all remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel: John 15: 12-17
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. This is my command: Love each other.

Reflection
Many people struggle to understand what love is. Love is God and God is love. He wants to grow in His love. He is the greatest love of all for He sacrificed himself to save us. Are we willing to do the same? God will never give us a challenge that we cannot solve. He gives us challenges because he wants us to be a mature and better person. Through love we improve and become a better person. God wants us to be in a world peace, where all people united, no war, no crimes, and no more problems in religion. God wants us to experience paradise wherein people understand each capabilities and weaknesses. All will be possible because of love.

Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that, zeal for service is a whole hearted giving of oneself to the service of others, in gratuity and generosity, in creativity and fortitude, in compassion and commitment. St. John Baptist De La Salle exemplified true love and compassion through helping the poor. He gave up everything just to show his love and passion to help the poor. He introduced Jesus Christ to the youth so they would be guided in the right path. He showed true love by surpassing all the circumstances and trials in life to help the poor. He has handled a lot of people leaving him alone, quarrels from other teachers and rowdy students but he showed compassion and love for them to be directed to the right path. As lasallians now, we are called to follow our founder’s footsteps.

One Heart Prayer
God, our Father, You love us with endless mercy. You call us to be your sons and daughters. You invite us to take care of the Earth, our common home. Lord, grant us a big heart. A heart always willing to love, a compassionate heart for those who suffer, a heart where there is a place for Lasallians all around the world. We make this prayer through the intercession of May, Queen and Mother of the Christian Schools, and through the intercession of Saint John Baptist De La Salle, patron of teachers, Amen.
Our Lady of the Star, pray for us.
St. John Baptist de La Salle, pray for us.
St. Miguel Febres Cordero, pray for us.
Live Jesus in our hearts, forever!
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Value: Zeal for Service (Nurturing Service)
Culture Theme: We uphold preferential option for the poor, especially the youth-at-risk.
Productivity Theme: Outreach
ICV WEEK 3: We live with a sense of justice.
BibleGateway. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John 15:12-17
&version=NIV
Ray Stedman. What does it take to obey? Retrieved from https://www.raystedman.org
DLSU ITS, DLSU STRATCOM, DLSU IRPA. (n.d.). Guiding Principles of the Philippine Lasallian Family.
Retrieved April 1, 2019, from http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/inside/lasallian-guiding-principles/default.asp

 

Prepared:, Abugao, Jerome Ian C. and Panergo, John Arman Grade 12 – Gregorio DLSMHSI
through the DLSMHSI Lasallian Mission and Linkages, Lasallian Formation and Social Action

Our Daily Lasallian Reflection and Prayer is DLSMHSI gift to the Lasallian family for the 2019 Celebration of the Year of Vocation and Tercentenary celebration of the death of our founder SJBDLS.