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DAILY GOSPEL
Thursday, 18th August 2022

Matthew 25: 31 – 46

Date posted: November 2, 2018

Gospel: Matthew 25: 31 – 46
Jesus said to his disciples: “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
Then the king will say to those on his right, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father.
Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me,
naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’
Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?
When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?
When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’
And the king will say to them in reply,’Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’
Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, a stranger and you gave me no welcome, naked and you gave me no clothing, ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.’
Then they will answer and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?’
He will answer them, ‘Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.’
And these will go off to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

Reflection
The Gospel talks about the judgement day. The final judgement is the end of human history and the beginning of the eternal state. There will come a time that the Messiah will gather all the people in the world and separate each of them from who will be rewarded in heaven and who will be tormented in hell. While living here on earth we
should do our best to fulfil our mission to God and that is to be a good and loving brother or sister to our fellowmen. As God’s children, He expects us to help everyone around us, especially the poor ones, because in our Lord’s eyes we may be rich or poor, but we are all equal. Our Lord also expects us to be humble and generous to everyone, even to people who did bad things to us. We should be patient, understanding, and learn how to forgive those kind of people. In the end all people will die and we should put in mind that what we are doing here on earth we should do it not just because we want to enter heaven, but because we are willing to do that for the people around us and for God.

Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that, Zeal is the total gift of self for the sake of our mission to our Lord God and also it involves our concern to the people around us, especially the poor. Like what is stated in the gospel we should do good and help our brothers and sisters especially the least ones willingly and whole heartedly in order to enter the kingdom of God. As a Lasallian, we should always be willing to help the people around us and also be good to them.

Prayer
Dear Lord, we praise and glorify Your Most Holy Name. We thank You for all the blessings You give each of us everyday. Despite the problems we are all experiencing You still make a way to give us the strength and lead us to the right path. Help us to gain the gift of zeal in order to serve You well and also our fellow brothers and sisters.
We ask for Your guidance in what we do everyday, may You help us to know what is right from wrong and also help us to understand always the people around us. May You also help us to learn how to forgive the people who sinned against us and do good always at all times. Amen.

Lasallian Prayer for Peace
We pray to you, O Lord,
God of life and God of those who hope!
Listen to our prayer for the whole world:
For peace among all peoples,
For prosperity in all lands.
We pray to you that evil may be overcome
And that all wars may end.
We pray to You especially for the members
Of our Lasallian Family,
Who suffer from war, injustice and intolerance,
And for children and young people who are poor ad neglected.
We pray too, God, for peace in our lives;
In our towns, in our schools,
In our families and in our own hearts.
We pray for a peace that the world cannot give us.
We pray for a peace that will make us whole
And transform us into ambassadors of justice for Your sake.
Lord, give us Your peace! Amen.
Our Lady of the Star, pray for us.
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.

Value: Spirit of Faith (Nurturing Faith)
Culture Theme: We actively express our faith through our activities
Productivity Theme: Sharing the good news
ICV Week 1: We believe that teaching is a vocation.

Sources:
Gospel from https://dailygospel.org/AM/gospel/2018-10-02
Guiding Principles of the Philippine Lasallian Family
DLRAP Themes from DLSMHSI Lasallian Values and Culture – Productivity
Manifestations – Who is a Lasallian?

 

Prepared by: Rhea Paula A. Angcaya and Marcelene Ysabel V. Macapagal – (G12 – St. Mutien Marie)
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.