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DAILY GOSPEL
Tuesday, 23rd July 2019

Matthew 6,24-34

Date posted: June 22, 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 6,24-34
No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. Do Not Be Anxious. “Therefore, I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore, do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and our heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Reflection
The gospel reminds us that gracious God is the greatest among them all, no one can afford his eternal love for us, for it is priceless; Almighty God is the center of our lives, not the money and material things that revolve around us. His presence is stronger than material things, for it will serve as our protection in any challenges that we will encounter in our everyday life. No amount of money can buy his words and actions for he is the most powerful among all. Stop being materialistic or money-oriented, for our God will always provide more than what we expect. Just believe in Him, never lose hope for He will never fail us.

Lasallian Guiding Principle
Our core value of Reverence for Life allows us to nurture belief in living in the presence of God. Having faith in God entails that you give God the right to lead you, you render yourself to Him, and you trust Him with your life. Reverence life requires us to have a loving and caring relationship with God and see the world with the “eyes of faith”. God will provide our needs. Money maybe an essential thing to live our everyday lives but it is not the center of our lives. It is God.

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 12, 2019, from https://dailygospel.org/M/AM/
DLSU ITS, DLSU STRATCOM, DLSU IRPA. (n.d.). Guiding Principles of the Philippine Lasallian Family.
Retrieved May 12, 2019, from http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/inside/lasallian-guiding-principles/default.asp

 

Prepared: Jan Eloisa L. Guntang, Sofia Angela Magsino, and Alicia Isabel B. Pineda- SHS 12-10 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.