February 20, 2018
Let us all remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 6:7-15.
Jesus said to his disciples:
“In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words.
Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. This is how you are to pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors;
and do not subject us to the final test, but deliver us from the evil one. If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you.
In the gospel, Jesus teaches us how to pray, carefully including all the dimensions of prayer. The Father listens to the movements of our hearts while we pray and not much with the length of words that we utter. The disposition of our being is important to get the result of the prayer that we make. An all-inclusive, open forgiving and submissive person’s prayer will never go unanswered. Since childhood, we were taught by our parents, teachers, and significant others to pray to God and we may have been practicing it ever since. But are we really doing it the right way?
The Lasallian Guiding Principle
From the LGP, “The fundamental idea behind the term mission is the understanding that one is called and sent by God to accomplish God’s saving design.” Jesus was sent by the Father to carry out a mission to bring us closer to God by teaching us how to pray, and to reconcile ourselves from those who offended us by teaching us to forgive, thereby liberating us form the emotional discomforts brought about by bitterness, jealousy, and anger that would prevent us from doing our own mission of collaborating with a society of community.
Lord, as we praise Your Most Holy Name and glorify you in spirit, purify our hearts with the Fire of Your Love that we may be able to truly forgive those who offended us and be worthy of the same forgiveness that comes from You. Lord, let that fire continue to blaze in our hearts as we collaborate we collaborate to form a society of community with our fellow Lasallians, to carry on the mission of our Founder to develop those who have been entrusted to us to become good citizens, and participate in the broader mission of the Church. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. 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!
VALUE: NURTURING MISSION (COMMUNION IN MISSION)
CULTURE THEME: WE COLLABORATE WITH A SOCIETY OF COMMUNITY
PRODUCTIVITY THEME: GOOD CITIZENSHIP
Guiding Principles for the Philippine Lasallian Family
(Prepared by Rio B. Ordillano)