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DAILY GOSPEL
Saturday, 25th January 2020

Matthew 4:18-22

Date posted: November 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.

 

Matthew 4:18-22
And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed him.

Reflection
Why did Jesus choose ordinary people for His kingdom? Jesus chose ordinary, poor, powerless, and infamous type of people. He wanted ordinary people who will do extraordinary things for Him. This gospel reminds us that we are called to serve God. No status, no rank, and even no special qualifications are required or needed because God will be the one to equip us to do God’s mission. When was the last time I responded to God’s call to serve Him?

Lasallian Guiding Principle
As stated in the Lasallian Guiding Principles, “the spirit of faith is a spirit that allows one to unite one’s actions to the ongoing saving action of God in the world.” Jesus is calling us to be fishers of men and to follow Him. Like St. John Baptist de La Salle, he chose to leave his affluent status to follow God’s call and help people who are suffering because of poverty and maltreatment. As Lasallians, we are challenged to leave everything that we have in our life and choose to serve the lost, the least, and the last.

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 4: We support and promote creative and holistic education.

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: Christine Aubrey P. Cruz – 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.