Thursday, 21st November 2019

Matthew 5:17-19

Date posted: June 12, 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: Matthew 5:17-19
The Fulfillment of the Law
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Everyday we have to follow rules, requirements, and regulations given to us by authority, natural law, or a ruling body. Most of the time we become stubborn and think ridiculous of the reasons for following all these rules or commandments that seemingly burden us. We tend to forget that the objective of all these laws is for us people to understand and consequently practice the real meaning of ‘love.’ The Gospel today tells us that Jesus does not intend to destroy the Laws of Moses, but rather, to advance and show in perfect practice the love of God. Are we really living according to the law of Christ?

Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that, “…reverence for life allows one to exercise prudence…” Jesus tells us from the Gospel that in every actions we make or decide to do, we must apply love because of its paramount importance. One of the Lasallian guiding principles – the spirit of faith, reminds us that we should apply this to allow us to interpret, judge, and evaluate reality in the light of the Gospel. This also enables us to be good examples to other people and to draw us much closer to God who is a supreme being of all. Remember when Saint John Baptist de La Salle was in Paris, he wrote a rule of institute in accordance to the eyes of faith and in view of God. His memorable excerpt was, “The Lord gave and the Lord has taken way; as it has pleased the Lord, so it is done.”

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
ICV WEEK 2: We exercise prudence.

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 June 10, 2019, from https://dailygospel.org/M/AM/
DLSU ITS, DLSU STRATCOM, DLSU IRPA. (n.d.). Guiding Principles of the Philippine Lasallian Family.
Retrieved June 10, 2019, from http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/inside/lasallian-guiding-principles/default.asp


Prepared by: Arnante, Neil, Tecson, Nathaniel Angelo, Teodoro, Jabez Zoe
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.