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DAILY GOSPEL
Saturday, 24th February 2024

Matthew 5:13-16

Date posted: February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023 (Sunday)
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 5:13-16
“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for
anything, but is thrown out and trampled underfoot. “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be
hidden. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lamp stand, and it gives light to all in
the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory
to your Father in heaven.

Reflection
Saint Matthew’s Gospel declares: “You are the salt of the earth.” You are precious. You are that light. You have a
special gift within you that can preserve life, enhance those around you, and season the souls of those you come in
daily contact with. Be convinced that you are that salt. It is uplifting when Jesus says, “You are the light of the
world.” Be that beacon of light for others, don’t hide that light or be ashamed to let that light shine through you for
the benefit of everyone. Don’t say you can’t or won’t or get someone else; you are that light for Christ. The world
needs light today more so than ever. Let your light shine “in the sight of men so that, seeing your good works, they
will praise to your Father in heaven.” Christ is our light. Let us be shining lights today for Christ for others. “Young
people need the light of watchful guides to lead them on the path of salvation.” (Med 197.3).

Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states, “As a member of a community, of the nation, and of the global village, Lasallian institutions must work in solidarity with peoples and institutions that share the conviction in denouncing and working towards the elimination of unjust practices…”
As Lasallians, we are challenged to find solutions or become part of that solutions. We are tasked to understand the root
cause of the problem and respond to it using our eyes of faith, where everybody is equal and just.

 

Prayer
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:
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 Br. Tom Walsh FSC (Gospel Reflection), Sofia A. Ferre (LGP), through the DLSMHSI Lasallian
Mission and Linkages and Advancement, Campus Ministry, and Chaplaincy
Our Daily Lasallian Reflection and Prayer 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.
.http://www.dlshsi.edu.ph/daily-lasallian-reflection-prayer #300LaSalle