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Daily Lasallian Reflection and Prayer
Wednesday, 25th May 2022

John 16:20-23

Date posted: May 25, 2022

May 26, 2022 (Wednesday)

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.

 

John 16:20-23
Jesus said, “Very truly, I tell you, you will weep and mourn, but the world will rejoice; you will have pain, but your pain will turn
into joy. When a woman is in labor, she has pain, because her hour has come. But when her child is born, she no longer
remembers the anguish because of the joy of having brought a human being into the world. So you have pain now; but I will
see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. On that day you will ask nothing of me.
Very truly, I tell you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.”

Reflection
In the Gospel, Jesus said to his disciples that they would weep and be sorrowful. The way for us to enter the Kingdom of God
is through the cross. It is better and more blessed to mourn for our sins because it will yield the fruit of peace, joy, and
righteousness. We may experience difficulties and we may have bad decisions in life but as long as we have faith in God we
will rejoice in the end. If the way to enter the Kingdom of God requires sorrow, what are we going to do to help those who are experiencing pain?

Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that, “Zeal is the expression of faith in service to human need.” Lasallians are expected to show values of faith and
service at all times. Our faith and service to God will serve as the driving force for us to do everything with enthusiasm. If we
have faith and service in God then we should follow his path and do things just like him. As Lasallians, we should have zeal for service especially for programs that aims to help the poor and help the children to have a better future.

MISSION PRAYER 2021 Year of Missio Ad Gentes CBCP
God, our loving Father, You sent your Son into the world to proclaim the Good News of Salvation to all: to sinners, the poor,
oppressed, the sick, the abandoned and neglected. He gave His life on the Cross for us and rose again to new life to redeem
us and reconcile us with you. You sent Your Holy Spirit to the Apostles to continue the work of Your Son and to lead all to
salvation. We thank you, Father, for bringing us from darkness into light. Through Your loving plan, 500 years ago,
missionaries came to our land to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus, Your Son, to our ancestors that made us your people and the
Church. The gift of faith has accompanied us through both darkness and lights, defeats and victories of our history as your
people. Our faith has become for us true light that shines in the darkness. Renew in us the grace of your Spirit that impels us
to be witnesses of Jesus, Your Son, to a world broken by greed, violence, injustice, sickness and suffering. May our faith bring
us to unity as your children to care for, and love one another. May the Holy Spirit empower us to be proclaimers of the Good
News to our brothers and sisters in Asia, and to all nations. Give us the sincere desire to help others to come to faith in the
Lord Jesus to share in your joy and life. May the Blessed Mother, the Star of Evangelization, accompany us and pray for us as
we live and share our faith with others. May our strong love and devotion to her as our Mahal na Ina form us to be true
disciples and witnesses of Jesus to all, always ready to be sent, and to be obedient to whatever Jesus asks of us. We ask this
through Jesus Christ, Your
Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen.
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: Zeal for Service (Nurturing Service)
Culture Theme: We uphold preferential options for the poor, especially the youth at risk.
Productivity Theme: Outreach
ICV WEEK 4: We participate in God’s plan of fullness of life in the spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle.
C. (n.d.). Daily Gospel. Retrieved March 18, 2020, from https://dailygospel.org/M/AM/DLSU ITS, DLSU
STRATCOM, DLSU IRPA. (n.d.). Guiding Principles of the Philippine Lasallian Family.
Retrieved March 18, 2020, from http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/inside/lasallian-guiding-principles/default.asp
Prepared by: Polintang, Sweet Kaye C., BCH Student, Lasallian Mission Minister of Campus Ministry, Through the DLSMHSI
Lasallian Mission, Linkages and Advancement, Campus Ministry and Chaplaincy.
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.
http://www.dlshsi.edu.ph/daily-lasallian-reflection-prayer #300LaSalle