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DAILY GOSPEL
Saturday, 7th December 2019

Luke 19, 1-10

Date posted: November 19, 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.

 

Luke 19, 1-10
At that time, Jesus came to Jericho and intended to pass through the town. Now a man there named Zacchaeus, who
was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man, was seeking to see who Jesus was; but he could not see him because
of the crowd, for he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus, who
was about to pass that way. When he reached the place, Jesus looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down
quickly, for today I must stay at your house.” And he came down quickly and received him with joy. When they all saw this, they began to grumble, saying, “He has gone to stay at the house of a sinner.” But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I shall give to the poor, and if I have extorted anything from anyone I shall repay it four times over.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house because this man too is a descendant of Abraham. For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.”

Reflection
What happens when we search God? Zaccheus is known as a sinner. Despite of Zaccheus sinfulness, he still followed
Jesus and invited Him to enter into his life. The perseverance and determination of a faithful may result to complete
conversion once we decided to accept God in our life. What is your most memorable experience in following Jesus?

Lasallian Guiding Principle
As stated in the Lasallian Guiding Principles, “we constantly express our faith through our actions.” St. John Baptist de La Salle gave up everything to fulfill his mission by serving the people who are abused during his time. As Lasallians, we must follow him.

One Life Prayer
Holy Spirit
You love us and offer us the gift of association.
You call us to live with joy
You invite us to be people with a creative inner life
Lord, grant us your strength for a life full of meaning
Fill us with your grace so that we will live the values of the gospel.
Our inner life will grow
And that we will be credible witnesses
Together with the entire Lasallian Family
In the midst of our world.
We make this prayer through the intercession of Mary
Queen and Mother of the Christian Schools, and through
The intercession of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, patron of teachers. 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: Spirit of Faith (Nurturing Faith)
Culture Theme: We actively express our faith through our activities.
Productivity Theme: Sharing the good news
ICV Week 3: We constantly desire to exhibit manners that are inspiring.

Sources:
Schwager, D. (2015). Daily scripture readings and meditations. Retrieved from
http://dailyscripture.servantsoftheword.org/readings/2019/oct14.htm
Guiding principles of the Philippine Lasallian family (2nd ed.). Retrieved from
http://xsite.dlsu.edu.ph/inside/_pdf/guiding-principles-2nd-edition.pdf
DLRAP Themes from DLSMHSI Lasallian Values and Culture – Productivity Manifestations –
Who is a Lasallian?

 

 

 

Prepared: Niyitanga, Sylvie Kwizera – BCH 2-1 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.