(Jesus answered) “No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.” For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.
The love of God is rooted in truth, goodness, and mercy. God gives us the freedom to choose whom and what we will love and not love. We can love the darkness of sin and unbelief or we can love the light of God’s truth, goodness, and mercy. If our love is guided by truth, goodness, and that which is truly beautiful, then we will choose for God and love him above all else. What we love shows what we prefer. Do you love God who is the supreme good above all else? Do you know the healing transforming power of the cross of Jesus Christ? The Lord Jesus came to unite earth with heaven and to raise those on earth to the glory of heaven. There is no greater proof of God’s love for us then the sending of his Son to become one with us in our humanity and to lay down his life for us.
Lasallian Guiding Principles
In LGP, it is interesting to note that our founder is following the teachings of our Lord. He invites us to look at the world with the eyes of faith , that’s why he always insisted on the presence of God. In the gospel, his word is always alive and ever present . For De La Salle, the gospel was not a book which evoked a story of the past, but the Good News of a close God who loves us as we are “today”. And it is up to us to make that gratuitous love present to the world, that love which we experience in our lives.
“Lord Jesus Christ, your death brought life for us. Fill me with your Holy Spirit that I may walk in freedom and joy as a child of God and as an heir with Christ of an eternal inheritance.”
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: Spirit of Faith (Nurturing Faith)
Culture Theme: We nurture our relationship with God.
Productivity Theme: Norms of Piety.
Week 2: We actively seek out encounters wih God in sacramental celebrations.
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DLSU ITS, DLSU STRATCOM, DLSU IRPA. (n.d.). Guiding Principles of the Philippine Lasallian Family.
Retrieved date, from http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/inside/lasallian-guiding-principles/default.asp
(Prepared by Sofia S. Ferre)