Sunday, 5th April 2020

Mark 2:23-28

Date posted: January 21, 2020

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.


Mark 2:23-28
As Jesus was passing through a field of grain on the Sabbath, his disciples began to make a path while picking heads
of the grain. At this the Pharisees’ said to Him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?” Jesus then replied, “Have you ever read what David did when he was in need and he and his companions were hungry? How he went into the house of God when Abiathar was high priest and ate the bread of offering that only priests could lawfully eat, and shared it with his companions?” Then He said to them,” The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. That is why the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.

The gospel speaks about compassion and empathy. We must not mistake “needs” from “wants”. We often lack
compassion and love for others and misjudge them as lazy or criminals. In today’s reading, it taught us solidarity and
love because of the person’s personality and not by physical appearance or status. How often do we misjudge or label
other? How often do we show love and compassion to others?

Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that, “…the communion in mission is a spirit that allows one to trust one another…” At times, we allow
ourselves to ignore the perils and cries of others. There are moments where we only seek to preserve ourselves. We
were not left here incapable of helping others instead we are given the capacity to help each other. As Lasallians, we
are challenged to support each other in one mission, to uplift the life of the people especially those in need.

Prayer for the Year of Ecumenism, Inter-Religious Dialogue and Indigenous Peoples
Almighty, Ever-living God, the most Merciful and Compassionate,
we thank You for Creation and the life You have given us.
Together, we people of diverse religions, spiritual expressions and indigenous traditions
who invoke You by different names,
humbly pray that You give us the opportunity
to encounter each other through Dialogue,
to reach mutual respect and reciprocal acceptance of each other,
and to break down the walls of division that stand
at the center of most misunderstandings and conflicts.
Make us instruments of Your Light, Love and Peace.
Guide us to walk always in Your Path and be a
Show us the way to Harmony and Unity to reach the fullness of human fraternity.
Give us the wisdom to discern the Truth and to freely choose what is right and just
to make this world a better place to live in.
Together, we ask You for the wisdom and the courage to fulfil Your Will that all may be ONE.
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: Communion in Mission (Nurturing Mission)
Culture Theme: We work harmoniously with others.
Productivity Theme: Teamwork
ICV Week 3: We respect and affirm the contribution of others to the fulfillment of the mission.
Gospel from https://dailygospel.org/AM/gospel
Guiding Principles of the Philippine Lasallian Family
DLRAP Themes from DLSMHSI Lasallian Values and Culture – Productivity Manifestations –
Who is a Lasallian?



Prepared: Manuel Iñigo P. Lim. of SLP 1-1 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.