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De La Salle Philippines is a network of Lasallians in the Sector of the Philippines established to facilitate collaboration in the Lasallian Mission and the promotion of the spirit of faith, zeal for service and communion in mission that together, are at the heart of the journey of our Founder, John Baptist de La Salle.

De La Salle Philippines is committed to building up educational communities that demonstrate commitment to young people, especially those who are poor, by providing them with access to a human and Christian education that enables them to participate in the transformation of society.

Community life

Reflections

Community life

Marc Gepaya

READING— Luke 6:39-42

“Remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter in your brother’s eye.”

REFLECTION

Community life – living and leading with others – is not for the weak of heart.  Community living can be fun and consoling but it also requires that we are imbued with the attitude of creating and nurturing it and not just consuming it.  Jesus reminds us of this responsibility we have for guiding and correcting one another in a manner that is compassionate.  To live in community is to be desirous of the good of our brothers and colleagues and to actively express this by guiding or correcting them.  Such is the responsibility of those who wish to make community life a personal value.  We will need to prepare people to receive and to give feedback just as we form them to have a concern for the development of those they share community with.  

 

We are always on the way in our personal as well as in our professional lives.  We can never really say that we have made it or have no more room for growth or improvement.  Therefore, we will always need the support of a community who will help us in discovering the best and most excellent part of us.  May we be zealous as well in bringing out what is good and excellent among those we live and work with. 

RESPONSE

Lord,
We would like to be able to reach out to each other
To reach through the barriers with which we surround ourselves
We would like to have the courage to break through to others

 

Lord,
We are asking you to be among us to show us the way
To help us recognize our direction
To help us remain sensitive to each others’ needs
So that when we are strong we may dare to give
And when we are weak we may be able to share our need
And not to fear to receive

 

Lord,
May we become an open and welcoming community
May others find us genuine and loving
And share our joy and commitment

 

AMEN.  

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