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DAILY GOSPEL
Thursday, 18th August 2022

Matthew 8, 23-27

Date posted: June 27, 2022

June 28, 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.

 

Matthew 8, 23-27
As Jesus got into a boat, his disciples followed him. Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being
swamped by waves; but he was asleep. They came and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” He said to
them, “Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?” Then he got up, rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was great calm.
The men were amazed and said, “What sort of man is this, whom even the winds and the sea obey?”

Reflection
The Gospel focuses on one’s faith. The disciples’ faith was tested. They were terrified by the storm in the middle of the sea.
Jesus pacifies the storm with an authority that calm the hearts of the disciples. Jesus knows better on how to deal with that, he prevents the winds and waves of depression and hopelessness from swamping and submerging the boat of our life. Faith
does not only tranquilize the hearts but gives new eyes to see all things in the eyes of faith. What are my concrete ways to
deepen my faith?

Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that, “Actions must always be life-affirming.” As Lasallians, we need to calm the storm in our hearts, so that we can face with faith the storms that rage in our lives. Let us allow ourselves to be modern witnesses of our faith.

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 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.

 

 

Sources:
C. (n.d.). Daily Gospel. Retrieved May 8, 2021, from https://dailygospel.org/M/AM/DLSU ITS, DLSU STRATCOM, DLSU
IRPA. (n.d.). Guiding Principles of the Philippine Lasallian Family.
Retrieved May 8, 2021, from http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/inside/lasallian-guiding-principles/default.asp
Prepared by: Limneo V. Bigtas Jr., Lasallian Mission Minister of Campus Ministry, Through the DLSMHSI Lasallian Mission,
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.
http://www.dlshsi.edu.ph/daily-lasallian-reflection-prayer #300LaSalle