Mark 2,23-28Date posted: January 18, 2022
January 19, 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.
Jesus entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand. They watched him to see whether he would
cure him on the sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man who had the withered hand, "Come forward."
Then he said to them, "Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to kill?" But they were silent. He
looked around at them with anger; he was grieved at their hardness of heart and said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He
stretched it out, and his hand was restored. The Pharisees went out and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.
The Gospel is very relatable with our present era and it wants us to understand that doing good must not just occur at specific
times. Showing compassion to our fellow human should come from our own hearts. Our world today needs to realize that we
can make our society better by improving ourselves. We can never have the progress that we want if we, ourselves, do not
know what are the right things to do for others. On the other hand, judgement must not be done by anyone based on what our
naked eyes can see. Seek through from the doer’s heart so you may know what his or her true intentions are. How do I express love and compassion in my community?
Lasallian Guiding Principle
As stated in the LGP, “Lasallian institutions must strive to develop among its members greater recognition of the realities of
human suffering and the stewardship role that each shares in preserving the integrity of God’s creation and creating a humane
and just society.” As Lasallians, we need the grace to pay constant attention to our conscience which is God’s voice that
gently guides us in the choice that we make. Let us allow ourselves as God’s co-workers in nurturing one’s life and integrity.
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.
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 Mark Winston Casanada, 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.