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First reading 1 John 2:18-21

You have been anointed by the Holy One

Children, these are the last days;
you were told that an Antichrist must come,
and now several antichrists have already appeared;
we know from this that these are the last days.
Those rivals of Christ came out of our own number, but they had never really belonged;
if they had belonged, they would have stayed with us;
but they left us, to prove that not one of them
ever belonged to us.
But you have been anointed by the Holy One,
and have all received the knowledge.
It is not because you do not know the truth that I am writing to you
but rather because you know it already
and know that no lie can come from the truth.
 

Responsorial Psalm  95(96):1-2,11-13

Let the heavens rejoice and earth be glad.
 
O sing a new song to the Lord,
  sing to the Lord all the earth.
  O sing to the Lord, bless his name.
Proclaim his help day by day,
 
Let the heavens rejoice and earth be glad,
  let the sea and all within it thunder praise,
let the land and all it bears rejoice,
  all the trees of the wood shout for joy
at the presence of the Lord for he comes,
  he comes to rule the earth.
 
With justice he will rule the world,
  he will judge the peoples with his truth.
 
 

Gospel John 1:1-18

The Word was made flesh, and lived among us

In the beginning was the Word:
and the Word was with God
and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
Through him all things came to be,
not one thing had its being but through him.
All that came to be had life in him
and that life was the light of men,
a light that shines in the dark,
a light that darkness could not overpower.
 
A man came, sent by God.
His name was John.
He came as a witness,
as a witness to speak for the light,
so that everyone might believe through him.
He was not the light,
only a witness to speak for the light.
 
The Word was the true light
that enlightens all men;
and he was coming into the world.
He was in the world
that had its being through him,
and the world did not know him.
He came to his own domain
and his own people did not accept him.
But to all who did accept him
he gave power to become children of God,
to all who believe in the name of him
who was born not out of human stock
or urge of the flesh
or will of man
but of God himself.
 
The Word was made flesh,
he lived among us,
and we saw his glory,
the glory that is his as the only Son of the Father,
full of grace and truth.
 
John appears as his witness. He proclaims:
‘This is the one of whom I said:
He who comes after me ranks before me
because he existed before me.’
 
Indeed, from his fullness we have, all of us, received –
yes, grace in return for grace,
since, though the Law was given through Moses,
grace and truth have come through Jesus Christ.
No one has ever seen God;
it is the only Son, who is nearest to the Father’s heart,
who has made him known.
 
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31st December 2020 Thursday in the Octave of Christmas

Reflection
1 John 2:18-21,
John 1:1-18

“To be grateful to God”
For many of us, this year has truly been an unforgettable one due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As we end 2020, let us count our blessings and give thanks to God with a grateful heart. To be grateful is not about having a nice sentiment, rather it is to open our eyes of faith and recognise the moments during this year when God has actively tried to reach out to us, especially in the difficult and challenging situations.

In the gospel, St. John reminds us again: “The Word was made flesh, he lived among us”. With eyes of faith, we know that Jesus has been actively living with us in those months of lockdown, in the worries that overburden us, in joys of daily life, in the people who extended their help to us, etc. Therefore, today we can and should give thanks with grateful hearts to God for this year 2020.

Question for reflection:
Do I allow myself to see the actions of God in 2020 and to give thanks to Him for His actions of love in my life?
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31 hb Disember 2020 Hari Khamis dalam Oktaf Krismasa

Renungan
1 Yohanes 2:18-21, Yohanes 1:1-18

“Bersyukur kepada Tuhan”
Bagi ramai di antara kita, tahun ini merupakan tahun yang sukar untuk dilupakan kerana pandemic Covid-19. Menjelang akhir tahun 2020, marilah menghitung berkat-berkat yang telah kita terima dan bersyukur kepada Tuhan dengan hati yang berterima kasih. Bersyukur bukanlah tentang memiliki sentimen yang baik, sebaliknya ia adalah untuk membuka mata iman kita dan mengenal peristiwa yang berlaku tahun ini di mana Allah secara aktif cuba untuk mendekati kita, terutama pada waktu kita berhadapan dengan situasi yang sukar dan mencabar.
Dalam injil, St. Yohanes mengingatkan kita kembali: “Firman telah menjadi manusia dan tinggal di antara kita”. Melalui mata iman, kita mengetahui bahawa Yesus secara aktif tinggal bersama kita ketika perintah berkurung berlaku, kebimbangan yang membebani kita, dalam kegembiraan kehidupan seharian, dalam diri orang-orang yang menghulurkan bantuan kepada kita dan sebagainya. Oleh kerana itu, hari ini kita dapat dan harus mengungkapkan rasa syukur kepada Tuhan untuk berkat-berkat yang telah kita terima pada tahun 2020.
Soalan Renungan: :
Adakah saya membenarkan diri saya melihat tindakan Tuhan pada tahun 2020 dan bersyukur kepada-Nya atas tindakan cintakasih-Nya dalam hidup saya?
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31 Disember 2020, Orou Kaapat Oktaf Krismas ra Katulu’ ra orou

1 Juanis 2:18-21, Juanis 1:1-18

Paringkuanangan ri Aki Kapuuno’
Kasuangan itakau, bilor ragitio totopot kalo malilianan rondo’ noyo gitio pandemik Covid-19 ti. Ra pupusin takau noyo bilor 2020 ti, lansan takau ra barakat takau am paringkuanang takau ri Aki Kapuuno’ pabayaan ra guang ru paringkuanangan. Paringkuanangan sala’ ka mokoondo’ ra baal ondo’ moonsoi, kaa’ ginio koson mangukab ra mato kaintapatan takau am makaulig paat ra bilor ragitio i Aki Kapuuno’ rayus kuminam sumaboi ritakau, mulu’ poyo paat ra kapaganan am ra kaangatan.
Ralalom Injil, mampakara’ poyo ra Santo Juanis ritakau: “Ragu no nasauk ra ulun, minayan Io ritakau”. Ra mato kaintapatan, makapandai takau ri Jisus rayus minayan ritakau buoi ru bulan rumondon, ralalom kaimamangan mantipagon ritakau, ralalom kaansukan ru kaayagan moonong orou, ralalom ru ulun ondo’ mangindangan ritakau, am bokon-bokon poyo. Ginio nai bo ra, orou raiti’ mabuli am musiti’ itakau ra paringkuanangan pabayaan ra guang totopot maingkuanang ri Aki Kapuuno’ ra bilor ru 2020 ti.

Pangkuatan ra paringkuanangan:
1) Mangiou aku kia ra inan galama’ makakito ra ondo’ baalon ri Aki Kapuuno’ ralalom bilor 2020 am paringkuanangan Riso ra togom ondo’ binaal Nano ralalom kaayagan kuti?
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31-12-2020
Hari Empat Oktaf Krismas

Renungan
1 John 2:18-21;
John 1:1-18

“Beterima kasih ngagai Allah Taala.”
Taun ti nyadi taun ti amat dalam pengingat kitai laban pengerekai penyakit Covid-19. Nya alai aram kitai ngira berekat ti diterima kitai lalu meri terima kasih ngagai Allah Taala enggau ati ti besai ba ujung taun 2020. Beterima kasih ukai ari pengasai penyiru tang awak mata pengarap kitai tebuka lalu ngelala awak sepemanjai taun tu lebuh Allah Taala bendar gawa awak ulih datai ngagai kitai, kelebih agi lebuh maya penanggol sereta penusah datai.

Ba Injil, St. John ngingatka kitai baru: “Jako udah nyadi mensia, lalu diau enggau kitai”. Ngena mata pengarap, kitai nemu Jesus udah diau sertai kitai lebuh maya mindah betagang, dalam pengirau ti nekan ka kitai, dalam pengaga ati ninting hari, dalam sida ti meri tulong ka kitai.

Nya alai, saritu kitai ulih meri terima kasih enggau ati ti besai ngagai Allah Taala ka taun 2020 tu.

Bisi aku meri awak ka diri meda kereja Allah Taala ba taun 2020 lalu meri terima kasih ngagai Iya ka pengawa pengerindu dalam pengidup aku?
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2020年12月31日 圣诞八日庆期第七日

省思
《若壹二:18-21》
《若一:1-18》

“感恩天主”

对很多的我们来说,因为新冠肺炎的大流行使得今年真