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DAILY GOSPEL
Monday, 26th September 2022

Matthew 20, 20-28

Date posted: July 24, 2022

July 25, 2022 (Monday)
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.

 

Matthew 20, 20-28
The mother of the sons of Zebedee approached Jesus with her sons and did him homage, wishing to ask him for something.
He said to her, “What do you wish?” She answered him, “Command that these two sons of mine sit, one at your right and the
other at your left, in your kingdom.” Jesus said in reply, “You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup that I am going to drink?” They said to him, “We can.” He replied, “My cup you will indeed drink, but to sit at my right and at my left,
this is not mine to give but is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.” When the ten heard this, they became
indignant at the two brothers. But Jesus summoned them and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them,
and the great ones make their authority over them felt. But it shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever wishes to be great
among you shall be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave. Just so, the Son of Man did not
come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Reflection
The gospel that we have today is a reminder of what service is all about and that is “to serve and not to be served… whoever
wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all”. Oftentimes
we are tempted to be served and be given much attention by what we have, what we have done, and what we have achieved. Do I still render my service with humility?

Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that, “The goal of social development interventions is to preserve and bring forth the fullness of life.” As
Lasallians, we are challenged to respond with full commitment and excellence through giving our best even in the most
unlikely circumstance. Our actions then, must always be aligned with our founder’s aspirations by showing unconditional
positive regard for the human person. Let us allow ourselves to serve with humility and uplift others dignity.

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.

 

Sources:
Daily Gospel. July 25, 2019, from https://dailygospel.org/M/AM/ Guiding Principles of the Philippine Lasallian Family
Prepared: VLADIMHER F. GORDE through the DLSMHSI Lasallian Mission and Linkages, Lasallian Formation and
Social Action
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