First reading Isaiah 29:17-24

In a very short time, the deaf will hear and the eyes of the blind will see

The Lord says this:
 
In a short time, a very short time,
shall not Lebanon become fertile land
and fertile land turn into forest?
The deaf, that day,
will hear the words of a book
and, after shadow and darkness,
the eyes of the blind will see.
 
But the lowly will rejoice in the Lord even more
and the poorest exult in the Holy One of Israel;
for tyrants shall be no more, and scoffers vanish,
and all be destroyed who are disposed to do evil:
those who gossip to incriminate others,
those who try at the gate to trip the arbitrator
and get the upright man’s case dismissed for groundless reasons.
 
Therefore the Lord speaks,
the God of the House of Jacob,
Abraham’s redeemer:
No longer shall Jacob be ashamed,
no more shall his face grow pale,
for he shall see what my hands have done in his midst,
he shall hold my name holy.
They will hallow the Holy One of Jacob,
stand in awe of the God of Israel.
Erring spirits will learn wisdom
and murmurers accept instruction.
 

Responsorial Psalm 26(27):1,4,13-14

The Lord is my light and my help.
 
The Lord is my light and my help;
  whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
  before whom shall I shrink?
 
There is one thing I ask of the Lord,
  for this I long,
to live in the house of the Lord,
  all the days of my life,
to savour the sweetness of the Lord,
  to behold his temple.
 
I am sure I shall see the Lord’s goodness
  in the land of the living.
Hope in him, hold firm and take heart.
  Hope in the Lord!
 

Gospel Matthew 9:27-31

‘Take care that no-one learns about this’

As Jesus went on his way two blind men followed him shouting, ‘Take pity on us, Son of David.’ And when Jesus reached the house the blind men came up with him and he said to them, ‘Do you believe I can do this?’ They said, ‘Sir, we do.’ Then he touched their eyes saying, ‘Your faith deserves it, so let this be done for you.’ And their sight returned. Then Jesus sternly warned them, ‘Take care that no one learns about this.’ But when they had gone, they talked about him all over the countryside.
 
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4th December 2020 Friday 1st Week of Advent

Reflection
Isaiah 29:17-24, Matthew 9:27-31

“A gift of new sight”
We might not be physically blind but we can be spiritually blind. Spiritual blindness prevents us from seeing our faults and limitations as well as prevents us from recognising that God loves us no matter what and that He desires us to live life to the fullness. Being spiritually blind also stops us from using our gifts for the good of others. Today, Jesus asks us, “Do you believe that I can do this?” Do we believe that He can open the eyes of our faith to perceive His presence in our lives and in the lives of others?

Question for reflection:
Do I allow Jesus to heal me from my spiritual blindness so that I can celebrate Christmas with a new heart of faith?
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4hb Disember 2020, Hari Jumaat Minggu Pertama Masa Adven,

Renungan
Yesaya 29:17-24, Matius 9:27-31

“Hadiah penglihatan baru”
Kita mungkin tidak buta secara fizikal, namun kita boleh menjadi buta secara rohani. Buta secara rohani menghalang kita untuk melihat kesilapan dan kelemahan serta menghalang kita untuk dapat mengenal kasih Allah yang tanpa batas dalam hidup yang menginginkan kita menjalani hidup sepenuhnya. Buta rohani juga menghalang keupayaan kita untuk menggunakan karunia yang kita miliki untuk kebaikan orang lain. Hari ini Yesus bertanya kepada kita, “Percayakah kamu bahawa Aku dapat melakukannya?” Adakah kita percayabahawa Dia dapat membuka mata iman kita untuk menyedari kehadiranNya dalam hidup kita serta dalam hidup orang lain?

Soalan Renungan:

Adakah saya mengizinkan Yesus menyembuhkan saya daripada kebutaan rohani yang saya milki agar saya dapat merayakan Krisman dengan hati iman yang baru?
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4 Disember 2020, Orou Kaapat Minggu’ Adven Kasaa’

Jisaya 29:17-24, Matius 9:27-31

Taak ra pagilangan bagu
Maaru’ lair itakau kalo bolou ra tojojo mato kaa’ mabuli takau bolou ralalom salibuor takau. Bolou ralalom salibuor mokoompong ritakau intor ra makakito ra kasalaan am kalawaan takau am niayuk mokoompong ritakau intor ra makaulig ri Aki Kapuuno’ ondo’ motogom ritakau ra atan pana kulaan am ra moogot Io ritakau maayag ra totopot. Masauk ra bolou ralalom salibuor niayuk mamutat ritakau mamaguna’ ra taak ondo’ pinataak ritakau koson moonsoi ra ulun bokon. Orou raiti’, mangkuot i Jisus ritakau, “Mangintopot kau kia ra makabaal Aku ragitio?” Mangintopot takau kia ra makaukab Io ra mato ru kaintapatan takau koson makaliman ra kasaangan Nano ralalom kaayagan takau am ulun ra bokon?

Pangkuatan ra paguangin:
1) Mangiou aku kia ri Jisus mamabas raki’ intor ra bolou ralalom salibuor maa’ raginio makapangiantak aku ra Krismas ra guang bagu ru kaintapatan?
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04-12-2020 Hari Lima Minggu Advent Ka-1

Renungan
Isaiah 29:17-24; Matthew 9:27-31

“Pemeri meda”
Kitai tentu enda buta tang ulih buta ari gaya pengidup dalam roh. Buta pengidup dalam roh ulih nanggol kitai ari meda penyalah enggau penakat diri ti mai kitai enda ulih ngelala Allah Taala ti rindu ka kitai enggau pengabis ati lalu ingin kitai idup dalam berekat ti belipat-lipat. Buta dalam roh ulih ngasoh kitai badu ari ngena pemeri kitai ka pemadas orang bukai mega. Saritu Jesus nanya kitai, “Kati nuan amar arap aku ulih ngereja utai tu? Bisi kitai arap ka Iya ti ulih muka mata pengarap kitai awak ulih meda Iya ti sertai kitai dalam pengidup diri enggau pengidup orang bukai?

Bisi kenya aku meri awak ka Jesus nyuman aku ari buta dalam roh ngambi aku ulih ngintu Krismas enggau ati pengarap ka baru?
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2020年12月4日将临期第一周星期五

省思
«依二十九:17-24»
«玛九:27-31»

” 新景象的礼物 “

我们可能不会在身体上失明,但我们可以在精神上是盲目的。精神上的失明使我们无法看到我们的缺点和局限性以及防止认识到天主爱我们和希望我们充实地生活。属灵上的盲目也阻止我们使用所获得的恩宠为别人的益处。今天,耶稣问我们 “你相信我能做到吗?” 我们相信吗祂可以打开我们信仰的眼睛去感知祂存在于我们和他人的生活吗?

省思题:
我是否准许耶稣医治我心灵上的盲目以便我能够以一颗新的信仰之心来庆祝圣诞节?
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Acknowledgment: Reflections are based on “Prayer for Living: The Word of God for Daily Prayer Year B” by Sr. Sandra Seow FMVD.