×
DAILY GOSPEL
Friday, 1st July 2022

John 15,9-17

Date posted: May 13, 2022

May 14, 2022 (Saturday)
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 15,9-17
Jesus said to his disciples: “As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments,
you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have told you this so that
my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.” This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has
greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I no longer
call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have told you
everything I have heard from my Father. It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear
fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you. This I command you: love one another.”

Reflection
The Gospel tells us that love is a tough reality that calls for surrender and obedience. To accept this love, one must put down
one’s defense and vulnerability. This is the mark of complete trust, without which genuine love is not possible. And only
genuine love cements relationships and makes a stable and lasting union a reality even in this life. Am I ready to accept this
radical love?

Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that, Zeal is… “A passionate commitment to realize God’s will which, in Lasallian terms, is the integral liberation
and salvation of all, especially the youth and the poor.” As Lasallians, we need to review our vision of love and dispel our fears
of surrendering to the demands of loving as Jesus loved us. Let us allow ourselves to be the living witnesses of God’s greatest
love for our family and community.

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 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 c. 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 Limneo V. Bigtas Jr, Lasallian Mission Minister, through the DLSMHSI Lasallian Mission and Linkages and
Advancement, Campus Ministry, and Chaplaincy
Our Daily Lasallian Reflection and Prayer is a 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