×
DAILY GOSPEL
Thursday, 21st November 2019

Saint Matthew 5,38-42

Date posted: June 17, 2019

Let us all remember that we are in the most Holy Presence of God.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 5,38-42
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

Reflection
Matthew 5:38-42: “Do not treat evil with evil, but rather with love.” Like for example, if person slaps you on your right cheek, turn to them the other cheek as well. This is very unlikely to happen in our present day reality. People are accumulating anger against people who violated them and later would take revenge. Normally when we are hurt physically, emotionally or mentally, our instinct is to inflict same pain onto the other person, this where the devil work things in our lives. This is why God is continually calling us to share love instead of bringing pain and hatred. This means to love always, imagine God that never stopped loving you is standing before you when someone hurt you. You would not hurt Jesus, or speak foul words. Instead a controlled person will be present that is in state of love and peace.

Lasallian Guiding Principle
Lasallian Guiding Principle: LGP states that, “…reverence for life allows one to be punctual and respectful of other people’s time…” Reverence of life simply shows vengeance or hatred. It is not advisable to accumulate anger later take vengeance to people’s wrongdoings to you. Give love to them instead for peace. Do not let the devil work in you, instead let God be the one to control you from anger and hate to bring love and peace for all of us. Don’t treat evil with evil, but rather with love.

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:
Lectio Divina: Matthew 6:19-23. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://ocarm.org/en/content/lectio/lectio-divina-
matthew-619-23

 

 

Prepared by: Rada, Amiel Dwayne C. – Cosca, Ray Daniel T. – Pereira, Ross Patrick T. – 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.