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DAILY GOSPEL
Tuesday, 23rd July 2019

John 17:20-26

Date posted: June 2, 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 17:20-26
Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed saying: “I pray not only for these, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me. And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me. Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world. Righteous Father, the world also does not know you, but I know you, and they know that you sent me. I made known to them your name and I will make it known, that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in them.”

Reflection
Today’s gospel reading exhibits Jesus’ inclination to foster unity among people, such as the unity that exists between Jesus and our Father. This unity entails that our communities should exist with love despite the existence of conflicts and misunderstandings. This also tells us of Jesus’ happiness when we, His people, are all together in unity with one another and with Him. It is His mission to enable us to know the Father the way He knows us, so that we may be one the way Jesus and the Father are one.

Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that, “…reverence for life allows one to be punctual and respectful of other people’s time…” Time cannot be reversed, and it can only flow forward without ceasing. As humans bounded by the time created by God, we should cherish every moment with our family, friends, and loved ones, hence, we could deflect any possibilities of having regrets brought about by wasting other people’s time. Instead of wasting time on unimportant things, we should make every second count by being a blessing and channelling positivity to others. According to Ecclesiastes 3:1, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven,” this passage implies that everything we do exist for a reason so we should live our lives to the fullest. In order to maximize our time, we should surrender ourselves to Him and live as ambassadors of Jesus Christ — the salt and light of this world. Likewise, we should devote our time in productive, sensible, and better things that would be beneficial to others rather than deal with things that would compromise other people’s time.

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:
The Order of Carmelites. (n.d.). Lectio Divina: John 17:20-26. Retrieved May 19, 2019, from
http://www.ocarm.org/en/content/lectio/lectio-divina-john-1720-26
Retrieved May 22, 2019, from http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/inside/lasallian-guiding-principles/default.asp

 

 

Prepared: Kristine Charlotte M. Bailey Rianne Sheryn G. Jovellana Denise O. Pallera
Grade 12-8 (Alpert) 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.