Thursday, 21st November 2019

John 21, 20-25

Date posted: June 8, 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 21, 20-25
Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is going to betray you?”) 21 When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?”
Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” 23 Because of this, the rumor spread among the believers that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say that he would not die; he only said, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?”
This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down. We know that his testimony is true.
Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.


We are always expected to please our parents, however not all of those expectations are met due to certain circumstances in our lives which are beyond our control. Just like what most people say, “Everything happens for a reason.”. In the things that we do, we may not always get the outcome that we expect because He laid out plans made for each one of us. Having trust in Him enables us to be strong-willed towards the circumstances that we encounter – may it be good or bad.


Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that respect for the people around us is seen when we value the time they allot for us. Time is something that cannot be bought, rather it is something that is earned. Utilizing our time effectively serves as an avenue to promote these principles. Therefore, we should use our time to enrich one another in God’s grace and make reverence for life as a paradigm for valuing the gift of 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.


C. (n.d.). Daily Gospel. Retrieved May 22, 2019, from https://dailygospel.org/M/AM/
DLSU ITS, DLSU STRATCOM, DLSU IRPA. (n.d.). Guiding Principles of the Philippine Lasallian Family.
Retrieved May 22, 2019, from http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/inside/lasallian-guiding-principles/default.asp


Prepared: Shaula Mae V. Batucan, Bea Andrea May V. Dancel, Abigael Hope P. Romo – SHS 12-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.