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DAILY GOSPEL
Saturday, 7th December 2019

Luke 19:11-28

Date posted: November 20, 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 19:11-28
While people were listening to Jesus speak, he proceeded to tell a parable because he was near Jerusalem and they
thought that the Kingdom of God would appear there immediately. So he said, “A nobleman went off to a distant
country to obtain the kingship for himself and then to return. He called ten of his servants and gave them ten gold
coins and told them, ‘Engage in trade with these until I return.’ His fellow citizens, however, despised him and sent a
delegation after him to announce, ‘We do not want this man to be our king.’ But when he returned after obtaining the
kingship, he had the servants called, to whom he had given the money, to learn what they had gained by trading. The
first came forward and said, ‘Sir, your gold coin has earned ten additional ones.’ He replied, ‘Well done, good servant!
You have been faithful in this very small matter; take charge of ten cities.’ Then the second came and reported, ‘Your
gold coin, sir, has earned five more.’ And to this servant too he said, ‘You, take charge of five cities.’ Then the other
servant came and said, ‘Sir, here is your gold coin; I kept it stored away in a handkerchief, for I was afraid of you,
because you are a demanding person; you take up what you did not lay down and you harvest what you did not plant.’
He said to him, ‘With your own words I shall condemn you, you wicked servant. You knew I was a demanding person, taking up what I did not lay down and harvesting what I did not plant; why did you not put my money in a bank? Then on my return I would have collected it with interest.’ And to those standing by he said, ‘Take the gold coin from him and give it to the servant who has ten.’ But they said to him, ‘Sir, he has ten gold coins.’ ‘I tell you, to everyone who has, more will be given, but from the one who has not, and even what he has will be taken away. Now as for those enemies of mine who did not want me as their king, bring them here and slay them before me.'” After he had said this, he proceeded on his journey up to Jerusalem.

Reflection
The parable of the ruthless ruler tells us that each has a blessing given and entrusted to us. These gifts and talents are meant to be shared and used in fulfilling our mission for the Kingdom of God. Let us use these talents specially in serving others who are greatly in need. How do I share my gifts with others?

Lasallian Guiding Principle
As stated in the Lasallian Guiding Principles, “the spirit of faith is a spirit that allow us to share the gospel with the people who are thirst with the words of God.” The Lord prepares a kingdom for us in heaven to share for all and not
just for few. Like St. John Baptist De La Salle, let us share the word of God through our teaching and share our God-gift talents for the fulfillment of God’s promise to His people.

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://dailygospel.org
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: Aileen Mae D. Arban – 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.