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DAILY GOSPEL
Thursday, 18th August 2022

Matthew 9, 1-8

Date posted: June 29, 2022

June 30, 2022 (Thursday)

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 9, 1-8
After entering a boat, Jesus made the crossing, and came into his own town. And there people brought to him a paralytic lying on a stretcher. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Courage, child, your sins are forgiven.” At that, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.” Jesus knew what they were thinking, and said, “Why do you harbor evil thoughts? Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins" –he then said to the paralytic, “Rise, pick up your stretcher, and go home.” He rose and went home. When the crowds saw this they were struck with awe and glorified God who had given such authority to human beings.

Reflection
The Gospel tells us on how the Kingdom of God is revealed to the simple hearted and not to the worldly-wise and the learned.
The ordinary crowds understand that Jesus is acting in a mediatory role and there is nothing offensive about it. The simple
people know that it is only in God we give the glory for the wonders accomplished through Jesus who is God’s authorized
agent. While on the part of the scribe, the words of Jesus result to a negative judgement that is contradictory to God’s
prerogative. Which faith do I live the scribe’s or the ordinary crowd?

 

Lasallian Guiding Principle
LGP states that, “Actions must always be life-affirming.” As Lasallians, may our education never spoil our simplicity-of-heart nor make us unreceptive to God’s Kingdom in the eyes of faith. Let us allow ourselves to be modern heralds of faith to the world.

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