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DAILY GOSPEL
Tuesday, 23rd July 2019

Matthew 5:27-32

Date posted: June 14, 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 5:27-32
Adultery
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell. Divorce
“It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’ But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Reflection
In the sacrament of marriage, couples make a covenant, vowing to the Lord that they will live the rest of their lives together as they follow His will. As the gospel had said, committing adultery and undergoing divorce are considered sins for doing so already implies breaking one’s promise to his/her partner and to the Lord. “For better and for worst” is a common phrase used in wedding vows and means that no matter what happens, the couple will cherish the good in life as they simultaneously find ways to resolve whatever challenges they might face. The Church wants us to know that marriage is something that is sacred, for it signifies the blessed union of man and woman, as they vow that they will devote the rest of their lives loving and caring for each other with as much affection as they have for the Lord.

Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that, “…reverence for life allows one to be punctual and respectful of other people’s time…”. This statement means that punctuality is a virtue that reflects one’s respect and high regard towards a person and his life. Time is always of the essence when it comes to the medical field and thus, one must not waste it. This Lasallian Guiding Principle could also be applied in one’s marriage by always finding the time to spend with your significant other. Doing so will ensure a strong bond between husband and wife, which can lead to a happy and harmonious marriage.

Prayer
God Almighty, You have blessed us with Your love and grace. We thank You for the blessing that you have been giving us, even the ability to wake up every morning to start a new day. We thank You for surrounding us with your unconditional love despite our wrongdoings. Every single achievement, be it small or big, we give thanks to You, oh Lord. We also thank You for blessing us with the sacrament of marriage that had taught us the true value of love and commitment.
Lord, we are sinners and we ask for Your forgiveness for all of our wrongdoings. We are also here in front of you today, praying for our brothers and sisters who have strayed away from the right path and have failed to follow Your commandments, especially those pertaining to the sacrament of marriage. Please help them realize their wrongdoings and finally lead them to redemption. May you guide them in their journey in life, both in joyful and sorrowful times.
We ask this, through Christ our Lord, 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.

Sources:
C. (n.d.). Daily Gospel. Retrieved May 21, 2019, from https://dailygospel.org/M/AM/
DLSU ITS, DLSU STRATCOM, DLSU IRPA. (n.d.). Guiding Principles of the Philippine Lasallian Family.
Retrieved May 21, 2019, from http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/inside/lasallian-guiding-principles/default.asp

 

Prepared: Garcia, Isabella Mae E., Bautista, Wilena May S., and Baluran, A.G. Athena E. – SHS 12- Victorin

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.