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DAILY GOSPEL
Thursday, 21st November 2019

Luke 24: 46 – 53

Date posted: May 30, 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 24: 46 – 53
And he said to them, "Thus it is written that the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things." And (behold) I am sending the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high." Then he led them (out) as far as Bethany, raised his hands, and blessed them. As he blessed them he parted from them and was taken up to heaven. They did him homage and then returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and they were continually in the temple praising God.

Reflection
The gospel talks about hope of the resurrection and the joy that is coming. The ascension of the Lord was a new beginning of His presence and for His disciples. Before He departed, He promised that he would always be with them and send the Holy Spirit who would anoint them. The disciples were not left in sorrow, but they were filled with joy and great anticipation for the coming of the Holy Spirit. The gospel also talks about the power of God, to forgive a sinner and the power to heal, restore and make us whole again. It is to proclaim the good news of salvation. God’s love and gift of salvation was for everyone who will accept it. The Lord ascends with a smile on His face. He smiled because of His love for us. The Lord accomplished his earthly mission and had conquered death. It is our mission to spread the good news and to proclaim that Jesus never abandoned and left us in this task, for the risen Lord is always with us through the power of Holy Spirit.

Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that, zeal for service is a whole hearted giving of oneself to the service of others, in gratuity and generosity, in creativity and fortitude, in compassion and commitment. Zeal for never ending love is a prestigious gift bestowed by our God. He sent his own begotten son to save us, the world, for we have greatly sinned. St. La Salle, himself, loved the community. With all that his family has, he still chose to sacrifice his life and serve the people with love and compassion. As the disciples experienced the passionate love of God, we Lasallians are reminded to forgive and love other people. When we are hurt, we learn to forgive. When we commit mistakes, we compensate. We seek for forgiveness for the sake of our love for our brothers and sisters, God and peace within ourselves. This is the Lasallian zeal.

One Heart Prayer
God, our Father, You love us with endless mercy. You call us to be your sons and daughters. You invite us to take care of the Earth, our common home. Lord, grant us a big heart. A heart always willing to love, a compassionate heart for those who suffer, a heart where there is a place for Lasallians all around the world. We make this prayer through the intercession of May, 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: Zeal for Service (Nurturing Service)
Culture Theme: We uphold preferential option for the poor, especially the youth-at-risk.
Productivity Theme: Outreach
ICV WEEK 3: We participate in God’s plan of fullness of life in the Spirit of St. John Baptist De La Salle.

DailyGospel. (2019) The Holy Gospel of Jesus according to Saint Luke. Retrieved from
https://dailygospel.org/AM/gospel/2016-05-05
DLSU ITS, DLSU STRATCOM, DLSU IRPA. (n.d.). Guiding Principles of the Philippine Lasallian Family.
Retrieved April 1, 2019, from http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/inside/lasallian-guiding-principles/default.asp

 

Prepared: Mariele Crucero & Dara Nicole L. Perez, Grade 12 – Gregorio DLSMHSI
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.