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Daily Lasallian Reflection and Prayer
Wednesday, 27th January 2021

Mark 4, 1-20

Date posted: January 27, 2021

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.

 

Mark 4, 1-20
On another occasion, Jesus began to teach by the sea. A very large crowd gathered around him so that he got into a boat on
the sea and sat down. And the whole crowd was beside the sea on land. And when he was alone, those present along with
the Twelve questioned him about the parables. He answered them, “The mystery of the kingdom of God has been granted to
you. But to those outside everything comes in parables, so that ‘they may look and see but not perceive, and hear and listen
but not understand, in order that they may not be converted and be forgiven.'” Jesus said to them, “Do you not understand this
parable? Then how will you understand any of the parables? The sower sows the word. These are the ones on the path where
the word is sown. As soon as they hear, Satan comes at once and takes away the word sown in them. And these are the ones
sown on rocky ground who, when they hear the word, receive it at once with joy. But they have no root; they last only for a
time. Then when tribulation or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. Those sown among thorns are
another sort. They are the people who hear the word, but worldly anxiety, the lure of riches, and the craving for other things
intrude and choke the word, and it bears no fruit. But those sown on rich soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it
and bear fruit thirty and sixty and a hundredfold.”

 

Reflection
The gospel tells us about Jesus’ teaching on the parable of the sower. Jesus identify the seed as the word, though he does
not explicitly name the sower. The invitation is addressed to all, both the receptive and the unreceptive. How do I receive
Jesus’ word? Do I strive to internalize the word that Jesus speaks to me?

 

Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that, “Every individual needs to be constantly exposed to or immersed in the pressing social problems to which we
subsequently aim to contribute a resolution.” As Lasallians, we need to be aware of the real meaning of the Word of God to
our community. Let us allow ourselves to immerse, touch, and renew by the Word of God.

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.

 

 

Sources:
C. (n.d.). Daily Gospel. Retrieved June 22, 2020, from https://dailygospel.org/M/AM/DLSU ITS, DLSU STRATCOM, DLSU
IRPA. (n.d.). Guiding Principles of the Philippine Lasallian Family.
Retrieved June 22, 2020, from http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/inside/lasallian-guiding-principles/default.asp
Prepared by: Jenic S. De Guia Lasallian Mission Minister
http://www.dlshsi.edu.ph/daily-lasallian-reflection-prayer #300LaSalle