April 20, 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.
Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking
with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near
and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?”; They stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?” He asked them,
“What things?” They replied, “The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. But
we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took
place. Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did not
find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. Some
of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him.” Then he said
to them, “Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! Was it not necessary
that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?" Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he
interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures. As they came near the village to which they were going, he
walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, "Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the
day is now nearly over." So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and
broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They
said to each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the
scriptures to us?" That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions
gathered together. They were saying, "The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!" Then they told what had
happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the foundation of our hope – the hope that we believe and see the living God
face to face sharing in his everlasting glory and joy. “Without having seen him you love him; though you do not now see him
you believe in him and rejoice with unutterable and exalted joy. As the outcome of your faith you obtain the salvation of your
souls” (1 Peter 1:8-9). Do I still recognize the Lord’s presence, in his word, in the “breaking of the bread,” and in his church, the body of Christ?
Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that, “Zeal is the expression of faith in service to human need.” As Lasallians, we are called to go to church on
Sunday – to hear and feel the love of God. We are created to his image and likeness, and we are all brothers and sisters. Let
us allow ourselves as Easter people heralding the good news in our 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.
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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: Sofia S. Ferre– LFSAO, through the DLSMHSI Lasallian Mission and Linkages and Advancement, Campus Ministry
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.