Thursday, 21st November 2019

Luke 9, 11B – 17

Date posted: June 23, 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 9, 11B – 17
Jesus spoke to the crowds about the kingdom of God, and he healed those who needed to be cured.
As the day was drawing to a close, the Twelve approached him and said,
“Dismiss the crowd so that they can go to the surrounding villages and farms and find lodging and provisions; for we are in a deserted place here.”
He said to them, “Give them some food yourselves.”
They replied, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have, unless we ourselves go and buy food for all these people.”
Now the men there numbered about five thousand.
Then he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of (about) fifty.”
They did so and made them all sit down.
Then taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing over them, broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.
They all ate and were satisfied. And when the leftover fragments were picked up, they filled twelve wicker baskets.

Mother Teresa said about Jesus, “He uses us to be his love and compassion in the world in spite of our weaknesses and frailties.” With His name the people in need are looking to us for help, for justice, for love expressed in action. We should choose to be strengthened with Gods Word instead of weakening ourselves. So that we can aim to lift each other up. Because as they said, we cannot properly receive the Bread of Life unless we give the bread of life to those in need wherever and whenever they need it.

Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that “Reaching out our hands for compassion and reverence for life allows one to lead by example of God’s merciful and forgiving heart.” The true definition of a life worth living is a life that is in accordance to God’s will. God wants us to use our life in a significant way through sharing what we have to those who are in need without expecting anything in return. Simply, because we are not just living for ourselves but we are also meant to console the suffering of other people in the best way that we can. Being able to improve the lives of others is one of the greatest way of doing our role as Christians.

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: 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.
C. (n.d.). Daily Gospel. Retrieved May 19, 2019, from https://dailygospel.org/AM/gospel/2019-06-23
DLSU ITS, DLSU STRATCOM, DLSU IRPA. (n.d.). Guiding Principles of the Philippine Lasallian Family.
Retrieved May 22, 2019, from http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/inside/lasallian-guiding-principles/default.asp


Prepared: Arraz, Pauline Therese F., Mercado, Gia Elaiza A., Zaragoza, Angelika B. 12 – Raphael Louis
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.