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First reading Isaiah 35:1-10

The return of the redeemed through the desert

Let the wilderness and the dry-lands exult,
let the wasteland rejoice and bloom,
let it bring forth flowers like the jonquil,
let it rejoice and sing for joy.
 
The glory of Lebanon is bestowed on it,
the splendour of Carmel and Sharon;
they shall see the glory of the Lord,
the splendour of our God.
 
Strengthen all weary hands,
steady all trembling knees
and say to all faint hearts,
‘Courage! Do not be afraid.
 
‘Look, your God is coming,
vengeance is coming,
the retribution of God;
he is coming to save you.’
 
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
the ears of the deaf unsealed,
then the lame shall leap like a deer
and the tongues of the dumb sing for joy;
 
for water gushes in the desert,
streams in the wasteland,
the scorched earth becomes a lake,
the parched land springs of water.
 
The lairs where the jackals used to live
become thickets of reed and papyrus…
 
And through it will run a highway undefiled
which shall be called the Sacred Way;
the unclean may not travel by it,
nor fools stray along it.
 
No lion will be there
nor any fierce beast roam about it,
but the redeemed will walk there,
for those the Lord has ransomed shall return.
 
They will come to Zion shouting for joy,
everlasting joy on their faces;
joy and gladness will go with them
and sorrow and lament be ended.
 

Responsorial Psalm 84(85):9-14 (Advent)

Look, our God is coming to save us.
 
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 5:17-26 

‘Your sins are forgiven you: get up and walk’

Jesus was teaching one day, and among the audience there were Pharisees and doctors of the Law who had come from every village in Galilee, from Judaea and from Jerusalem. And the Power of the Lord was behind his works of healing. Then some men appeared, carrying on a bed a paralysed man whom they were trying to bring in and lay down in front of him. But as the crowd made it impossible to find a way of getting him in, they went up on to the flat roof and lowered him and his stretcher down through the tiles into the middle of the gathering, in front of Jesus. Seeing their faith he said, ‘My friend, your sins are forgiven you.’ The scribes and the Pharisees began to think this over. ‘Who is this man talking blasphemy? Who can forgive sins but God alone?’ But Jesus, aware of their thoughts, made them this reply, ‘What are these thoughts you have in your hearts? Which of these is easier: to say, “Your sins are forgiven you” or to say, “Get up and walk”? But to prove to you that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,’ – he said to the paralysed man – ‘I order you: get up, and pick up your stretcher and go home.’ And immediately before their very eyes he got up, picked up what he had been lying on and went home praising God.
  They were all astounded and praised God, and were filled with awe, saying, ‘We have seen strange things today.’
 
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7th November 2020. Monday 2nd Week of Advent – Memorial of St. Ambrose.

Reflection
Isaiah 35: 1-10,
Luke 5: 17-26

“A link in a chain”
The Gospel passage defines what true friendship is all about, i.e. to bring our friends to encounter Jesus so that they can find in Him the healing, forgiveness, joy, peace that they need. In the passage, the friends recognised the obstacles that prevented them from laying their sick friend before Jesus. They did not give up. They used their creativity to ensure that their friend had the opportunity to meet Jesus because they had faith that He could help their incapacitated friend.

All of us have friends who might be paralysed with fear, depression, sickness, loneliness, anxiety. As people of faith, we can be the connecting link between Jesus and them. Indeed, as Christmas draws closer, the greatest gift we can ever give to those we love is the gift of Jesus, Immanuel, God with us.

Question for reflection:
What kind of friend am I?
??????????

7hb November 2020 Hari Isnin Adven Ke – 2 – Memperingati St. Ambrose

Renungan
Yesaya 35: 1-10,
Lukas 5: 17-26

“Pautan dalam rantai”
Petikan Injil menerangkan tentang erti persahabatan yang sebenar, iaitu membawa sahabat-sahabat kita kepada pertemuan dengan Yesus agar mereka dapat menemukan kesembuhan, pengampunan, sukacita, damai yang mereka perlukan. Dalam petikan ini, para sahabat tersebut menyedari halangan-halangan yang menghalangi mereka dari meletakkan rakan mereka yang sakit di hadapan Yesus. Mereka tidak berputus asa. Mereka menggunakan segala kreativiti yang mereka miliki untuk mempastikan rakan mereka mempunyai peluang untuk bertemu dengan Yesus kerana mereka percaya bahawa Yesus dapat menyembuhkan rakan mereka yang tidak berupaya.
Setiap kita mempunyai raka-rakan yang mungkin lumpuh kerana ketakutan, kemurungan, penyakit, kesepian, dan kebimbangan. Sebagai orang beriman, kita dapat menjadi penghubung antara Yesus dan rakan-rakan kita. Sesungguhnya, hadiah terbesar yang dapat kita berikan menjelang Krismas adalah Yesus, Immanuel, Allah berserta kita.

Soalan Renungan: :
Apakah jenis persahabatan yang saya tunjukkan?
??????????

7 Disember 2020, Orou Kasaa’ Minggu’ Adven Katalu, St. Ambrose

Jisaya 35:1-10, Lukas 5:17-26
_mampalampit

Pambasaan Injil mambala’ atan sotopot no pabukatan ondo’ motopot, magibit ra rangan-rangan takau tumuum ri Jisus maa’ raginio matuum nilo Io ralalom pamabasan, mangampun, maansukan, mobobonsoi ondo’ gogoton nilo. Ralalom pambasaan no, rangan-rangan makaulig ra ondo’ mokoompong ondo’ makasili risilo mampabanta’ ra rangan-rangan nilo ondo’ marualan ra saang ri Jisus. Kalo mangkaus ilo. Mamaguna’ ilo ra ondo’ mapandayan nilo koson manutun ra rangan nilo totopot makatuum ri Jisus sabap ra mokoondo’ ilo ra kaintapatan ra Io makapangindangan ra rangan nilo ondo’ kalo makalulu’.
Itakau ngai’ mokoondo’ ra rangan-rangan ondo’ maaru’ lair kalo makaimbuor ra malaa’, mangiluk, marualan, masilukan, maimamang. Ra ulun ondo’ mokoondo’ ra kaintapatan, itakau mabuli mampalampit ri Jisus am ilo. Sotopot no, ra Krismas ondo’ mamaar nio boo kaga’, taak mauli’ kaga’ ondo’ pataakon takau ra ulun ondo’ tagamin takau iono taak no i Jisus, Immanuil, i Aki Kapuuno’ mabaya’ ritakau.

Pangkuatan ra paguangin:
1) Atan kia babaal ru rangan aku ti?
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07-12-2020.
Hari Satu Minggu Adven Ka-2 – Pengingat St. Ambrose.

Renungan
Isaiah 35:1-10;
Luke 5:17-26

“Tangkan ba rantai.”
Bacha Injil saritu meri reti pengamat bekaul, keterubah nya kitai mai kaban belayan awak ngelala Jesus ngambi dalam Iya, sida ukih disumanka, diampun, tetemuka pengaga ati, pemaik ti diguna sida. Dalam genteran bacha, bala kaban belayan ngelala penanggol ti nagang sida mai kaban ti sakit ngagai Jesus. Sida enda alah ati lalu ngiga jalai sereta ngambi peluang ka bisi endur sida ulih mai kaban sida ngagai Jesus. Laban pengarap sida, Jesus nyuman ka kaban sida ti sakit. Semua kitai bisi kaban ti bajong ari segi berasai takut, bisi kacau runding, tabin, diau kediri, mayuh pengirau. Laban kitai orang ti bepengarap, kitai ulih nyadi tangkan ti nyatup ka Jesus enggau orang. Nya alai, dalam pengerami Krismas ti mansang semak tu, pemeri ti pemadu besai ti ulih diberi kitai ngagai orang ti dikerindu nya meh pemeri Jesus, Immanuel, Allah Taala sertai kitai.

Nama bansa aku ti nyadi kaban?
??????????

2020年12月7日 将临期第二周星期一圣盎博罗削纪念日

省思
《依卅五:1-10》
《路五:17-26》

“链接上的引导”

福音要带给我们的信息是,什么是真正的友谊:那就是能够带我们去邂逅耶稣的友人,也是让我们在祂那儿找到复原、宽恕、喜乐、和平的友人。在篇章里的友人认清什么障碍阻扰他们残疾的友人到达耶稣的面前。他们没有放弃。他们运用了创意来确保友人有机会见到耶稣,因为他们的信德使得他们相信祂帮得到他们残疾的友人。

我们都有或许被恐惧、忧郁、病痛、孤独、焦虑等瘫痪了的友人。负有信德的我们,我们可以搭建起他们与耶稣之间的连接。事实上,当圣诞节越是接近的当儿,我们所能够给予挚爱最大的礼,莫过于就是让他们邂逅耶稣,厄玛奴耳,与我们同在的天主。

省思题:
我是怎样的友人?
??????????

Acknowledgment: Reflections are based on “Prayer for Living: The Word of God for Daily Prayer Year B” by Sr. Sandra Seow FMVD.