August 11, 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.
Gospel Matthew 16,24-28
Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up
their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for
my sake will find it. For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will
they give in return for their life? “For the Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father,
and then he will repay everyone for what has been done. Truly I tell you, there are some standing here
who will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”
Discipleship, which is seen as the proper path to salvation, is something we have the chance to practice
today. The shaping of the soul occurs through discipleship for the Lord. Nothing is more significant than
our soul. Keeping watch over our souls for the Lord Jesus determines and ensures our everlasting
destination. The central message of today’s Gospel also says that we may create room for Jesus to rule in
us by emptying ourselves. As a result, we could be strengthened to endure hatever challenges necessary
to imitate Him. In his Meditation 2.1, Saint De La Salle often urges the Brothers to “Prepare a path for God
so that He can enter your heart”. He goes on to describe also the results of having Christ in our hearts in
his reflection on Palm Sunday: “Throw yourself into God’s arms, He will carry you when the road is rough.”
Even though the road to becoming a disciple may seem simple, it might be difficult to fully understand what
it means to be with Him. Because it is difficult to keep ourselves conscious of being disciples given that we
are surrounded by digital devices and internet based social applications. But let’s keep working hard to
meet this goal every day in order to make our lives more beautiful and meaningful. (Br. Brickston
Lasallian Guiding Principle:
LGP states that, the spirit of faith is a “spirit that allows one to discover God’s active presence in his Word,
in men and women, in the poor, in nature, in history, and in ourselves.” St. John Baptist De La Salle was
able to handle this during his time. His dedication to the educational mission for the youth of France is
exemplary. It was not an easy task for him to train teachers and to educate the young. It was really a cross
that he carried willingly and with a smile in his heart. May all Lasallians follow his footsteps. (Sofia S. Ferre
and Neil Benter)
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. 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 https://dailygospel.org/M/AM/DLSU ITS, DLSU STRATCOM, DLSU IRPA. (n.d.). Guiding Principles of the Philippine Lasallian Family.
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Prepared by Pratik, Sati D., College of Humanities and Sciences- BS Biochemistry Student, through the DLSMHSI Lasallian Mission and Linkages and Advancement, Campus Ministry, and Chaplaincy
Our Daily Lasallian Gospel, Prayer and Reflection 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.