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First reading Isaiah 48:17-19

If you had been alert to my commandments, your happiness would have been like a river

Thus says the Lord, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
I, the Lord, your God, teach you what is good for you,
I lead you in the way that you must go.
If only you had been alert to my commandments,
your happiness would have been like a river,
your integrity like the waves of the sea.
Your children would have been numbered like the sand,
your descendants as many as its grains.
Never would your name have been cut off or blotted out before me.
 

Responsorial Psalm 1:1-4,6

Anyone who follows you, O Lord, will have the light of life.
 
Happy indeed is the man
  who follows not the counsel of the wicked;
nor lingers in the way of sinners
  nor sits in the company of scorners,
but whose delight is the law of the Lord
  and who ponders his law day and night.
 
He is like a tree that is planted
  beside the flowing waters,
that yields its fruit in due season
  and whose leaves shall never fade;
  and all that he does shall prosper.
 
Not so are the wicked, not so!
For they like winnowed chaff
  shall be driven away by the wind:
for the Lord guards the way of the just
  but the way of the wicked leads to doom.
 

Gospel Matthew 11:16-19

They heed neither John nor the Son of Man

Jesus spoke to the crowds: ‘What description can I find for this generation? It is like children shouting to each other as they sit in the market place:
“We played the pipes for you,
and you wouldn’t dance;
we sang dirges,
and you wouldn’t be mourners.”
‘For John came, neither eating nor drinking, and they say, “He is possessed.” The Son of Man came, eating and drinking, and they say, “Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.” Yet wisdom has been proved right by her actions.’
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11th December 2020 Friday 2nd Week of Advent – Damasus I, Pope.

Reflection
Isaiah 48: 17-19, Matthew 11: 16-19

“Does it matter?”
“For John came, neither eating nor drinking, and they say, “He is possessed.” The Son of man came, eating and drinking, and they say, “Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.”” John the Baptist and Jesus were regarded as a possessed, a glutton, a drunkard even though their whole lives were dedicated to bring the Kingdom of justice and love into their society.The truth is that we cannot please anyone. In the eyes of some, we might be a saint. In the eyes of others, we might be the world´s greatest sinner. Thus, we need to accept that we cannot control the way others regard us. No matter the opinions of others, we must never stop doing what is good, what is just and what is loving.

Question for reflection:
Do I tend to act and speak in order to get the good approvals of others, even if this means that I have to compromise on my values and beliefs?
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11 Disember 2020 Hari Jumaat Minggu Adven Ke – 2 – Damasus I, Pope.

Renungan
Yesaya 48: 17-19, Matius 11: 16-19

“Adakah ia penting?”
“Kerana Yohanes datang, ia tidak makan dan minum, dan mereka berkata: Ia kerasukan setan. Kemudian Anak Manusia datang, ia makan dan minum, dan mereka berkata: Lihatlah dia seorang pelahap dan peminum, sahabat pemungut cukai dan orang berdosa.” Yohanes Pembaptis dan Yesus dianggap kerasukan, pelahap, peminum walaupun seluruh kehidupan mereka didedikasikan untuk membawa Kerajaan keadilan dan kasih dalam masyarakat.
Kebenarannya adalah, kita tidak dapat menyenangkan hati semua orang. Bagi seseorang, kita kelihatan seperti seorang kudus. Namun di mata yang lain, kita mungkin dianggap seorang pendosa. Oleh kerana itu, kita perlu menerima bahawa kita tidak dapat mengawal tanggapan orang lain terhadap kita. Walau apapun pendapat orang lain, kita tidak seharusnya berhenti melakukan apa yang baik, adil dan kasih.
Soalan Renungan: :
Adakah saya cenderung bertindak dan berbicara untuk mendapatkan persetujuan dari orang lain, meskipun saya harus berkompromi dengan nilai dan kepercayaan saya?
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11 Disember 2020, Orou Kalimo Minggu’ hAdven Karuo, St. Damasus l, Pope

*Jisaya 48:17-19, Matius 11:16-19*

Ginio maatang kia?
_”Paat ri Juanis riminatong, kalo nangakan am kali nanginum, am konilo, ‘Sinubol io ru riwato.’ Paat ra Anak ru Ulun no matong, mangakan am manginum, am konilo, ‘Ilai’ ga, moroot, gagaukon, am rangan ru mampalulur ra cukai am ulun ondo’ karaan ra malaat.’ ” I Juanis Mampariu’ am i Jisus ondo’ karaan ra sinubol ru riwato, moroot, gagaukon kabalu’ pana ngai’ ru kaayagan nilo ruo totopot magibit ra pamarintaan ru katimpakan am togom ralalom sampamagunan nilo.
Katapatan iono ondo’ kalo maalap takau pajajalon ra osoi pana. Ra pagilangan ru ulun bokon, maaru’ lair itakau ti ulun mapasau guang kapoam santo. Ra pagilangan ulun poyo ra bokon, maaru’ lair itakau ti ulun nagiba’ ra maayo kaga’ tula ra tana’ ti. Ginio nai, gogot takau mangapu ra itakau ti kalo makasalingapu ra ondo’ pangkaraan ru ulun bokon ritakau. Inda ru atan pana pangkaraan ru ulun bokon, musiti’ takau kalo lumonggo’ mambaal ra moonsoi, ondo’ matanda’ am ondo’ moonsoi.

Pangkuatan ra paguangin:
1) Bambal kia aku ti mambaal am mindagu maa’ raginio mokoowot ra pangiawan ru ulun, kabalu pana arati’ nati mangiou ra lagain am intopoton kuno?
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11-12-2020 Hari Lima Minggu Advent Ka-2 – Damasus I, Pope.

Renungan
Isaiah 48:17-19; Matthew 11:16-19

“Bisi ka nya beguna?”
Laban John datai ukai deka makai ngirup; tang ku sida, ‘Iya dirasuk antu!’ Anak Mensia datai, makai ngirup, tang ku sida, ‘Peda orang nya, bam, sereta pemabuk, bepangan enggau orang ke pengumpul chukai, enggau orang ke bedosa!’ John Pembaptisa enggau Jesus sama bela dikumbai orang ti dirasuk antu, bam, pemabok taja sepemanjai pengidup sida awak mai pengelurus enggau pengerindu perintah ngagai mensia mayuh. Ka pemendar, kitai enda ulih ngelantang ati semua orang. Ba mata sekeda kitai tampak orang Sante. Ba mata orang bukai, kitai tu orang pendosa ti besai.

Nya alai kitai patut nerima utai ti enda ulih diatur kitai pasal orang ka kitai. Nama aja runding orang bukai, kitai anang badu ngereja utai ti badas, ti lurus sereta pengerindu.

Bisi aku bejako sereta ngereja pengawa awak diterima orang bukai, taja utai nya belaban enggau penemu sereta pengarap aku?
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2020年12月11日 将临期第二周星期五
圣达玛稣一世教宗

省思
《依四八:17-19》
《玛十一:16-19》

“有何紧要呢?”

“若翰来了,他不吃不喝,人们就说,“他附魔了。”人子来了,既吃也喝,人们就说,“看,贪吃的酒鬼,是税吏和罪人的朋友。””洗者若翰和耶稣被视为附魔者、贪吃鬼、及酒鬼等,就算是他们的生命是为了把正义及仁爱的王国带到社群里,而全然奉献给他们处在的群体里。

事实证明我们不能取悦每一个人。在某些人的眼里,我们或许是圣洁的。同时,在其他人的眼里,我们或许是世界上最大的罪人。因此,我们接受我们无法控制他人看待我们的方式。别去计较别人的观点,我们必须不曾停止行使善良的、公义的、及慈爱的工作等。

省思题:
我的言行的改变是否倾向于为了取得他人的认同,就算必须为自己的价值观及信仰做出妥协呢?
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Acknowledgment: Reflections are based on “Prayer for Living: The Word of God for Daily Prayer Year B” by Sr. Sandra Seo