August 9, 2022 (Tuesday)
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.
The disciples approached Jesus and said, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me. See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Father. What is your opinion? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills and go in search of the stray? And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over it than over the ninety-nine that did not stray. In just the same way, it is not the will of your heavenly Father that one of these little ones be lost.”
Are you surprised to see the disciples discussing with Jesus who is the greatest? Don’t we do the same thing? The appetite
for glory and greatness seems to be inbred in us. Who doesn’t cherish the ambition to be “somebody” whom others admire
rather than a “nobody”? Even the Psalms speak about the glory of God has destined for us. You have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor (Psalm 8:5). Who is the greatest in God’s kingdom? The one who is humble and lowly of heart. They are contented to recognize their total dependence on God who is the source of all goodness and every good gift.
Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that, “Avenues and opportunities for self-propelled individual, collective and institutional life- affirming action to respond to varied social issues must be provided in every Lasallian institution.” As Lasallians, we need to surrender ourselves to the Lord and He will give us rest. Changes in oneself doesn’t define us as a person who have faith to the Lord our God. We must be thankful what’s within us; each of us has an own fire burning in our own hearts in trusting Him. Let us allow ourselves as modern servants for God’s Kingdom.
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 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, Lasallian Mission Minister, 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.