February 3, 2023 (Friday)
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.
King Herod heard of it, for Jesus ‘name had become known. Some were saying, “John the baptizer has been raised
from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him.” But others said, “It is Elijah.” And others said,
“It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.” But when Herod heard of it, he said, “John, whom I beheaded, has
been raised.” For Herod himself had sent men who arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of
Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because Herod had married her. For John had been telling Herod, “It is not
lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” And Herodias had a grudge against him, and wanted to kill him. But she
could not, for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him. When he
heard him, he was greatly perplexed; and yet he liked to listen to him. But an opportunity came when Herod on his
birthday gave a banquet for his courtiers and officers and for the leaders of Galilee. When his daughter Herodias
came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you
wish, and I will give it.” And he solemnly swore to her, “Whatever you ask me, I will give you, even half of my
kingdom.” She went out and said to her mother, “What should I ask for?” She replied, “The head of John the
baptizer.” Immediately she rushed back to the king and requested.
The gospel tells us that people got bounded by their oath without thinking of the consequences. They make
promises even though it doesn’t bring a good outcome. Jesus was sent to us to set us free from sins and grave, yet
people disregard his sacrifices to please someone. Our obligation is not to please others especially if it’s against our
will. Do I allow corruptive thoughts in my heart and mind?
Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states, “As a member of a community, of the nation, and of the global village, Lasallian institutions must work in solidarity with peoples and institutions that share the conviction in denouncing and working towards the elimination of unjust practices…” As Lasallians, we must work hand in hand to conquer the wrong actions and inappropriate desires that can bring up injustice and inequality in the community. We must deliver goodness and development to the people. Let us allow the gift of God’s wisdom to come through our minds so that we can acknowledge the right and wrong practices.
Synod on Synodality Prayer
We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us, Make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and
what is right.
All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son,
forever and ever.
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 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 Arceo, Karla Patricia R., College of Nursing, Student Volunteer (Domus Dei) 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 the Tercentenary celebration of the death of our founder SJBDLS.