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DAILY GOSPEL
Monday, 4th July 2022

Luke 24,35-48

Date posted: April 20, 2022

April 21, 2022 (Thursday)
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.

 

Luke 24,35-48
Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ They were startled
and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, ‘Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in
your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and
bones as you see that I have.’ And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were
disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’ They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and
he took it and ate in their presence. Then he said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with
you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.’ Then he opened
their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from
the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.

Reflection
“Why are you troubled? And why do questions arise in your hearts? These are the very common and popular questions asked
by God in the gospel. But because many are accustomed to the idea of “to see is to believe”, several people are fallen. Many
won’t believe unless we see it in our eyes. In this gospel, God once again showed himself and reminded us that as it is written
He will come back as a resurrected Lord. Troubled hearts must not stay in each of us. God assures us that our sins have been
forgiven through His crucifixion. Thus, we should be at peace, commit ourselves to trust the Lord and rejoice and be glad of his resurrection. Am I still troubled? Is my heart still hardened by anxieties or worries?

Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that, “Zeal is the expression of faith in service to human need.” As Lasallians, we need to nurture our zeal for
service to God and humanity. Today’s gospel is a great challenge for us in proclaiming God’s greatness, choosing to believe
in Him and be in union with Him. Unlike the people in the gospel, we have to commit ourselves in God’s will and providence
and lead these lives to excellence and dedication to our work avoiding sinful humanity and worldly distractions. It also
challenges us to develop good relationships with colleagues as we develop relationship with God. “We believe in one God
therefore, we must let our hearts be troubled with anxieties or worries in our work but entrust these to 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 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: Sofia S. Ferre– LFSAO, through the DLSMHSI Lasallian Mission and 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