University President Br. Gus Boquer FSC, EdD shared his final marching orders to Lasallians before his term ends on July 31, 2022.
During a Thanksgiving Mass to mark 15 years of his leadership in De La Salle University-Dasmarinas, he addressed representatives of the administrion, faculty, students and staff sectors and underscored the challenging road ahead for Lasallian leaders. In his message, he encouraged all sectors to persevere and never lose hope.
We here at DLSU-D are part of a Lasallian charism. You, who are in your education and mentors who are teaching to become catalysts for social transformation. That is the essence of a Lasallian education.
It is not just intelligence or money or power – for you who are graduates, our faculty and staff, directors, all the leadership sectors – remember if we want to change something that we see that is not right, that change must be going on in each of us. The most formidable change is that when you are in a milieu, in a circle of people of different orientations, you can become the one who will make a difference without being singled out. That is what being a catalyst for social transformation means.
Don’t flaunt your influence and your power but you simply let your light shine so that others who see your light shining will give glory to God as you reach out for a better world, a better world that can start in your own light – in your homes, with friends, with your peers and with everyone that you somehow come across. That is the DLSU-D that I have fallen in love with, and today, in about two weeks, my mission will be finished.
He also reaffirmed his love for the school and all Lasallians and left them with this message:
You are in an extraordinary university and it is a good one. You can make it better. You can make it better by remembering what the meaning of catalyst for social transformation is. You can make it better by starting with yourself and remembering always that the work of God will never end. It will always be there. The work of God has many challenges including those that can create many problems for you. It will squeeze your neck and bleed you but you have to remain faithful. While you are here as students, staff, teachers, administrators – always remember to never ever stop believing in God’s presence in your life.
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Salamat Br. Gus! Thanksgiving Mass
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