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DAILY GOSPEL
Thursday, 21st November 2019

Luke 1:57-66,80

Date posted: June 24, 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: Luke 1:57-66,80
Now the time came for Elizabeth to give birth, and she bore a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her. On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him Zechariah after his father. But his mother said, “No; he is to be called John.” They said to her, “None of your relatives has this name.” Then they began motioning to his father to find out what name he wanted to give him. He asked for a writing tablet and wrote, “His name is John.” And all of them were amazed. Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue freed, and he began to speak, praising God. Fear came over all their neighbors, and all these things were talked about throughout the entire hill country of Judea. All who heard them pondered them and said, “What then will this child become?” For, indeed, the hand of the Lord was with him. The child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day he appeared publicly to Israel.

Reflection
We always wonder how our child will turn out later in their life. The people said of John the Baptist, “what will this child be?”, but God has plans for every child that is born in this world and that hope is shared through the sacrament of baptism. The child is protected in the hands of God through this sacrament. The parents know that their child has something special about him in God’s plan. We must always believe that our child can be as generous, compassionate, caring, and committed as John the Baptist. They can past this best values as they grow up and become a person full with integrity.

Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP Lasallian Guiding Principles (LGP) states that the reverence for life allows one to exercise men and women of integrity, resulting in considerable improvements in community life as people behave honestly towards each other. Integrity is a core value, a choice, and something we can nurture. It encompasses other values such as truthfulness, being fair, honest, having good character, and being trustworthy. This Lasallian core value is unique to this Institution since we educate the students to commit ourselves to speak and act in alignment with our values and principles, in order to bring our best selves forward. The gospel today is an encouragement to put our loved ones in the care and the love of God which means that as we grow older, our parents and teachers must teach us about responsibility, fairness, self-reliance, respect, honesty and integrity, and especially about God.

Prayer
Heavenly Father, we thank you for giving us life and for all the blessings that we have received. Continue to guide us as we work hard in nourishing a life that is full of commitment for our value on Reverence for Life. Give us the gift of integrity so that as we grow up we become stewards filled with respect, compassion, and honesty. Give us a compassionate heart for those who suffer. A heart where there is a place for all Lasallians around the world. A respectful heart to take care of all Your creations. Lord Jesus, You call us to follow your plan. Give us the courage to live our commitment. Teach us to go beyond what we can do. Teach us to share our mission with all Lasallians of the whole world.
We ask this through the Name of Jesus Christ, Our Lord, 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 Word of God. Retrieved May 21, 2019, from https://www.sacredspace.ie/scripture/luke-157-66-80
Neary (2018). Gospel Reflections. Retrieved May 21, 2019, from
https://sacredheartmessenger.com/tag/luke-157-66-80/

 

Prepared: Trisha R. Escultos & Angela Joy S. Fernandez
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.