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DAILY GOSPEL
Thursday, 21st November 2019

John 17: 11b-19

Date posted: May 31, 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 17: 11b-19
“Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed, saying:
“Holy Father, keep them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one just as we are.
When I was with them I protected them in your name that you gave me, and I guarded them, and none of them was lost except the son of destruction, in order that the scripture might be fulfilled.
But now I am coming to you. I speak this in the world so that they may share my joy completely.
I gave them your word, and the world hated them, because they do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world.
I do not ask that you take them out of the world but that you keep them from the evil one.
They do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world.
Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth.
As you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world.
And I consecrate myself for them, so that they also may be consecrated in truth.”

Reflection
In this gospel, God truly reminds us on how we should stay authentic towards our words and deeds. Sticking to what is true drives away the negativities and more so, it also reflects the importance of being blessed with a God who knows nothing but the truth. In addition, our God is a god of promises, He never leaves a man hanging but rather, He adheres to your purpose and keeps you and your own personal plans. He gives countless graces to those who are true in following and loving Him.

 

Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that reverence for life enables us to give respect when it is due. Just like our founder, he allowed himself to know every truth without holding any hard feelings towards his oppressors. He kept his words and lived a life through prayer, with this greatly gave importance to his own existence by means of being true at all times. In applying all these ideals, we too should live a life in accordance to the truth because with this manner, we nurture our own souls. We are called to give respect our own lives and also to those who surround us and it would matter if we also stick to true core of our being.

Prayer for the Tercentenary of the Founder’s passing to Eternal Life (adapted)
God, our Father and Mother, You love us with endless mercy. You call us to be your sons and daughters.
Give us a generous heart. A heart of flesh that “burns within us.” A heart always willing to love. A compassionate heart for those who suffer. A heart where there is a place for all Lasallians around the world. Lord Jesus, You call us to follow you. Give us the courage to live our commitment. Teach us to go beyond our borders. Teach us to discover you in the lowliest. Teach us to look with the eyes of faith. Teach us to share our mission with all Lasallians of the whole world.
Holy Spirit, You call us to live with joy. Fill us with your grace to live the values of the Gospel. Fill us with your grace to be active members in your Church. Fill us with your grace so that we may be credible witnesses, together with the entire Lasallian Family, in the midst of our world.
Together and by association, we wish to renew our Lasallian commitment, and, in an attitude of thanksgiving, celebrate these 300 years of life.
We ask this through Mary’s intercession, Queen and Mother of the Christian Schools. And through the intercession of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, Universal Patron of Christian Educators. 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: Reverence for Life (Nurturing Life)
Culture Theme: We live with integrity and order in our lives.
Productivity Theme: Honesty, work and personal scheduling
Institutional Common Virtues (ICV)
Week 1: We are punctual and respectful of other people’s time.
Week 2: We exercise prudence.
Week 3: We lead by example.
Week 4: We are men and women of integrity.
Sources:
C. (n.d.). Daily Gospel. Retrieved May 20 2019, from https://dailygospel.org/M/AM/

DLSU ITS, DLSU STRATCOM, DLSU IRPA. (n.d.). Guiding Principles of the Philippine Lasallian Family.
Retrieved May 20 2019, from http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/inside/lasallian-guiding-principles/default.asp

 

 

Prepared: Roxanne Eunice S. Bagayawa, Alliyah D. Quiming, Raphael Jeremiah P. Salcedo 12 – Victorin
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.