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First reading Isaiah 45:6-8,18,21-25

I, the Lord, shall create deliverance

Apart from me, all is nothing.
I am the Lord, unrivalled,
I form the light and create the dark.
I make good fortune and create calamity,
it is I, the Lord, who do all this.
Send victory like a dew, you heavens,
and let the clouds rain it down.
Let the earth open
for salvation to spring up.
Let deliverance, too, bud forth
which I, the Lord, shall create.
Yes, thus says the Lord,
creator of the heavens,
who is God,
who formed the earth and made it,
who set it firm,
created it no chaos,
but a place to be lived in:
  ‘I am the Lord, unrivalled:
  there is no other god besides me.
  A God of integrity and a saviour:
  there is none apart from me.
  Turn to me and be saved,
  all the ends of the earth,
  for I am God unrivalled.
  ‘By my own self I swear it;
  what comes from my mouth is truth,
  a word irrevocable:
  before me every knee shall bend,
  by me every tongue shall swear,
  saying, “From the Lord alone
  come victory and strength.”
  To him shall come, ashamed,
  all who raged against him.
  Victorious and glorious through the Lord shall be
  all the descendants of Israel.’
 

Responsorial Psalm 84(85):9-14

 
Send victory like a dew, you heavens, and let the clouds rain it down.
 
I will hear what the Lord God has to say,
  a voice that speaks of peace,
  peace for his people.
His help is near for those who fear him
  and his glory will dwell in our land.
 
Mercy and faithfulness have met;
  justice and peace have embraced.
Faithfulness shall spring from the earth
  and justice look down from heaven.
 
The Lord will make us prosper
  and our earth shall yield its fruit.
Justice shall march before him
  and peace shall follow his steps.
 

Gospel Luke 7:19-23

‘Are you the one who is to come?’

John, summoning two of his disciples, sent them to the Lord to ask, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or must we wait for someone else?’ When the men reached Jesus they said, ‘John the Baptist has sent us to you, to ask, “Are you the one who is to come or have we to wait for someone else?”’ It was just then that he cured many people of diseases and afflictions and of evil spirits, and gave the gift of sight to many who were blind. Then he gave the messengers their answer, ‘Go back and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind see again, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, the Good News is proclaimed to the poor and happy is the man who does not lose faith in me.’
 
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16th December 2020. Wednesday 3rd Week of Advent

Reflection
Isaiah 45: 6c-8, 18, 21c-25, Luke 7: 19-23

“Are you the one whom I can trust?”
John the Baptist, while in prison, sent his disciples to ask Jesus, “Are you the one?” John the Baptist, who was passionate in preparing the way for the Messiah and zealously calling people to repent. Here, he was kept in jail and not knowing what his future would be. At his lowest point, he doubted- of all what he did, of his conviction that Jesus was the Messiah. Jesus did not belittled John for doubting. Instead, He patiently reminded John to look again at all his actions and words that brought healing, forgiveness, love.
It is alright to doubt. However, our doubts should not make us to walk away from Jesus. Like John the Baptist, we need to turn to Jesus and let Him lead us to remember all the past experiences of love and blessings we received from Him. Let Him patiently change our doubts into trust once again.

Question for reflection:
In this time of Advent, how can I allow Jesus to lead me to walk in faith and trust?
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16 hb Disember 2020 Hari Rabu Minggu Adven ke – 3

Renungan
Yesaya 45: 6c-8, 18, 21c-25, Lukas 7: 19-23

“Adakah anda orang yang boleh saya percayai?”
Yohanes Pembaptis, ketika berada di penjara, menghantar murid-muridnya untuk bertanya kepada Yesus, “Adakah engkau dia yang sedang dinantikan kedatangannya?” Yohanes Pembaptis yang penuh dengan semangat mempersiapkan jalan untuk Mesias dan setia memanggil orang untuk bertobat. Di sini, dia dipenjarakan dan tidak mengetahui masa depannya.
Dalam pengalamannya ini, dia meragui semua yang telah dilakukannya, atas keyakinannya bahawa Yesus adalah Mesias. Yesus tidak memperkecilkan Yohanes kerana keraguannya. Sebaliknya, Yesus mengingatkan Yohanes untuk melihat kembali perbuatan dan kata-katanya yang membawa penyembuhan, pengampunan dan kasih.
Memiliki perasaan ragu-ragu adalah perkara biasa. Namun, keraguan kita tidak seharusnya membuatkan kita menjauh dari Yesus. Seperti Yohanes Pembaptis, kita perlu kembali kepada Yesus dan membiarkan Dia memimpin kita untuk merenung kembali pengalaman lalu tentang kasih dan berkat-berkat yang telah kita terima daripada-Nya. Biarkan Yesus mengubah keraguan kita menjadi percaya sekali lagi.

Soalan Renungan: :
Pada masa Adven ini, bagaimana saya dapat membiarkan Yesus memimpin saya berjalan dalam iman dan kepercayaan?
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16 Disember 2020, Orou Katalu Minggu’ Adven Katalu

Jisaya 45:6c-8, 18, 21c-25, Lukas 7:19-23

Okou kia sangulun ondo’ maintopot kuno?
I Juanis Mampariu’, ondo’ giu’ ra lamin pangaputan, nanusub ra maamaya’ nano mongoi pangkuot ri Jisus, “Okou noyo kia?” I Juanis mampariu, ondo’ maayo guang momongo ra ralan ri Misias am maantak guang mampiau ra ulun tumalikur intor ra tula. Giti, inaput io giu’ ra lamin pangaputan am kalo makapandai atan kulaan boo ra orou tauli nano. Ra kara’ nano ra nakaragana’ kaga’, makapangkuatan io – ngaangai’ ondo’ binaal nano, kulawit nano ra i Jisus noyo Misias. Kalo tinauyu’ ri Jisus ra pangkuatan ri Juanis. Kaa’, ra tumaan mampakara’ io ri Juanis koson ilain saguli’ ngaangai’ ondo’ baalon am ragu nano ondo’ mamabas, mangampun, motogom.
Moonsoi ra makapangkuatan. Kabalu’ pana raginio, ra pangkuatan takau musiti’ kalo minggalur intor ri Jisus. Koson ri Juanis Mampariu’, gogot takau mongoi ri Jisus am polosoon Io maningganai ritakau mangkara’ ra ngaangai’ ondo’ nailian ra togom am barakat ondo’ apuon takau intor Riso. Polosoon Io ra tumaan mangulau ra pangkuatan takau mongoi ra mangintopot ra igondo’ poyo.

Pangkuatan ra paguangin:
1) Paat ra Adven ti, ati kulaan kia aku mangiou ri Jisus maningganai raki’ mugar ralalom kaintapatan am intopot?
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16-12-2020
Hari Tiga Minggu Advent Ka-3
Isaiah 45:6c-8,18,21c-25
Luke 7:19-23

Kati kanya nuan orang ti tau dikarap ka aku?
Taja John Pembaptisa agi dalam rumah tutup, iya ngirum bala murid iya ngagai Jesus, “kati ka nuan tu orang ke deka datai?” John Pembaptisa bisi pengeran ati nyedia jalai penatai Mesias lalu ngangau mensia mayuh awak nesal penyalah. Tang iya kena rumah tutup lalu enda nemu penyadi diri. Ba maya tu iya ngasai ka kacau runding ka utai ti dikereja iya, ka pengeran iya pasal Jesus ti Mesias. Jesus enda ngemaroh ka John ti kakang ati. Iya ngingat ka John awak meda semua pengawa enggau jako ajar Iya ti mai penyuman, pengampun sereta pengerindu. Anang irau nama bisi kakang ati. Tang anang ngasoh pengakang ati kitai mai kitai jauh ari Jesus. Baka John, kitai patut nyerah diri awak diring ulih Jesus lalu minta Iya ngingat ka pengasai pengerindu enggay berekat ti udah kala diterima kitai ari Iya. Awak Iya ngubah pengekang ati kitai ngambi arap baru.

Dalam musin Advent tu, kati aku ulih meri awak ka Jesus ngiring aku bejalai dalam pengarap?
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2020年12月16日将临期第三周星期三

省思
«依四十五:6c-8,18,21c-25»
«路七:19-23»

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