August 25, 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 22,34-40
When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them,
a scholar of the law, tested him by asking, “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”
The Gospel for today speaks of the Greatest Commandment which our Lord quoted from the Jewish Shema a prayer Jews every single day. The principle of The Cross is actually drawn to this greatest commandment. And as Lasallians we are called to do this specific action: To love not only God by surrendering every aspect of our lives to Him but also by loving others. Our founder Saint John Baptist de La Salle followed this great commandment by founding the Brothers of Christian Schools and established schools that caters the Last, the Least, and the Lost. This is his ultimate expression of Love to us that we are enjoined today.
As Lasallians, how will you abide and fulfill the greatest Commandment? (Sofia S. Ferre and Mac Anthony S. Casamorin, RN, LPT CN Alumnus, Batch 2011)
Lasallian Guiding Principle:
LGP states that, the spirit of faith is a “spirit that allows one to unite one’s actions to the ongoing saving action of God in the world.” The gospel’s emphasis on love and forgiveness prompts us to evaluate our relationships. We judge whether our interactions are characterized by empathy, respect, and genuine care for others. This spirit-driven evaluation guides us in fostering healthy and meaningful connections. (My Catholic Life)
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.
Retrieved June 22, 2020, from http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/inside/lasallian-guiding-principles/default.asp
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.