Thursday, 21st November 2019

John 15: 9-11

Date posted: May 23, 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: 9-11
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”

Whatever the Lord has given us His children are meant to be shared to others. To remain in his love and to feel the real joy within ourselves we should do something beneficial to our neighbors. It tells us to always do good even if others can’t. Stay kind, even if the world isn’t. It also taught us to listen to His commandments. Furthermore, it invites us to pray for everyone that kindness remain in order to maintain peace. A writer named Gecille Elido said, “Because we are all exhausted inside and the only gift we can give to others is kindness.” It is a reminder that sharing kindness to our neighbors may be simple or small if done with love it makes everything better little by little.

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. Service to people who are needy is such a good thing to do. This is an eye opener to all Lasallians. The gospel teaches us how to show our love to God and neighbor. It also says that it brings joy to Jesus whenever we give love to other people. This love is without expecting something in return. As Lasallians, we have to follow St. John Baptist De La Salle as he was on his time. He shared his knowledge to other though lots of challenges came on his way throughout his journey. He never gave up in the service of the poor boys of France. He relied on the Divine Providence and so must we.

 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 15:9-11
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:, Bea Martha H. Mercado and Ritchelle Mae Sunga 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.