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DAILY GOSPEL
Thursday, 21st November 2019

Matthew 5:33-37

Date posted: June 15, 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 5:33-37
Jesus said to his disciples: “You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, ‘Do not take a false oath, but make good to the Lord all that you vow.’
But I say to you, do not swear at all; not by heaven, for it is God’s throne; nor by the earth, for it is his footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
Do not swear by your head, for you cannot make a single hair white or black.
Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No’ mean ‘No.’ Anything more is from the evil one.”

Reflection
An oath is a covenant between two individuals. But, as the old adage goes, “Not everyone is perfect.” We, as human beings, cannot foresee every possible outcome, and thus cannot hold true to all oaths made. If we cannot make good on your promises, then your promise is for naught. If a person asks something from you, do not make a promise, because doing so would instill false hope into said person. Not to say we shouldn’t do what others need us to, but in the passage above, it teaches us not to give an untrue sense of security to anyone.

Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that, “…reverence for life allows one to exercise prudence…”
Why do we make promises? Is it because we care too much about something, or is it just that we want to assure someone of an action? Sometimes, we make promises that we end up not following through. God is nothing like that, for everything God says comes true, and He does not make any oaths He can’t fulfill. Ask yourself this question before promising something: Are you capable of fulfilling this promise, or are you forcing yourself to do it?

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.

Sources:
C. (n.d.). Daily Gospel. Retrieved May 22, 2019, from https://dailygospel.org/M/AM/
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: Karl Andrew M. Atega – SHS 12-8, Miguel M. Acosta – SHS 12-8, Christopher Kim E. Base – SHS 12-8
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.