First reading Hebrews 12:4-7,11-15

God is training you as his sons

In the fight against sin, you have not yet had to keep fighting to the point of death.
  Have you forgotten that encouraging text in which you are addressed as sons? My son, when the Lord corrects you, do not treat it lightly; but do not get discouraged when he reprimands you. For the Lord trains the ones that he loves and he punishes all those that he acknowledges as his sons. Suffering is part of your training; God is treating you as his sons. Has there ever been any son whose father did not train him? Of course, any punishment is most painful at the time, and far from pleasant; but later, in those on whom it has been used, it bears fruit in peace and goodness. So hold up your limp arms and steady your trembling knees and smooth out the path you tread; then the injured limb will not be wrenched, it will grow strong again.
  Always be wanting peace with all people, and the holiness without which no one can ever see the Lord. Be careful that no one is deprived of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness should begin to grow and make trouble; this can poison a whole community.
 

Responsorial Psalm 102(103):1-2,13-14,17-18

The love of the Lord is everlasting upon those who hold him in fear.
 
My soul, give thanks to the Lord
  all my being, bless his holy name.
My soul, give thanks to the Lord
  and never forget all his blessings.
 
As a father has compassion on his sons,
  the Lord has pity on those who fear him;
for he knows of what we are made,
  he remembers that we are dust.
 
But the love of the Lord is everlasting
  upon those who hold him in fear;
his justice reaches out to children’s children
  when they keep his covenant in truth.
 

Gospel Mark 6:1-6

‘A prophet is only despised in his own country’

Jesus went to his home town and his disciples accompanied him. With the coming of the sabbath he began teaching in the synagogue and most of them were astonished when they heard him. They said, ‘Where did the man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been granted him, and these miracles that are worked through him? This is the carpenter, surely, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joset and Jude and Simon? His sisters, too, are they not here with us?’ And they would not accept him. And Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is only despised in his own country, among his own relations and in his own house’; and he could work no miracle there, though he cured a few sick people by laying his hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.
 
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3rd February 2021 Wednesday 4th Week of Ordinary Time – St. Blaise.

Reflection
Hebrews 12:4-7, 11-15, Mark 6:1-6

“God in the ordinary”
Jesus was rejected by the people in his home town because He was too familiar and ordinary to them. They could not get past the fact that Jesus was the son of Joseph the carpenter and Mary, and could not see that there was more to him than they were conscious of. Because of this, they missed the opportunity to experience God in Jesus.

How do we look at others around us? Many times, we simply assume that we know someone without considering that there is more to that person than we are aware of. Like the people in Nazareth, we too fail to see the depths in each person, especially those who are so familiar to us, and we enter into the negative attitude of putting others down or belittling what they can give and contribute. May we never forget that God continues to reveal His presence of love through the lives of those people who we deem as familiar and ordinary.

Question for reflection:
What prevents me from looking at others with newness?
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3 hb Februari 2021 Hari Rabu Minggu Biasa Ke-4 – St. Blaise.

Renungan
Ibrani 12:4-7, 11-15, Markus 6:1-6

“Tuhan pada kebiasaan “
Yesus ditolak oleh orang-orang dari tempat asalnya kerana Dia terlalu akrab dan biasa bagi mereka. Mereka tidak dapat melupakan kenyataan bahawa Yesus adalah anak kepada Yusuf tukang kayu dan Maria, dan tidak dapat melihat bahawa ada banyak perkara yang mereka tidak mereka sedari dalam diri Yesus. Kerana itu mereka terlepas peluang untuk mengalami Tuhan dalam diri Yesus.

Bagaimana kita melihat orang lain di sekitar kita? Seringkali kita mengandaikan bahawa kita mengetahui seseorang tanpa melihat bahawa ada lebih banyak perkara tentangnya yang perlu kita sedari. Seperti orang-orang di Nazaret, kita juga gagal melihat peribadi dalaman setiap orang terutama mereka yang dekat dan biasa dengan kita, dan kita bersikap negatif dengan memandang rendah dan meremehkan apa yang dapat mereka berikan. Semoga kita tidak lupa bahawa Tuhan berterusan mendedahkan kehadiran cintakasih-Nya melalui kehidupan mereka yang kita anggap akrab dan biasa.

Soalan renungan:
Apakah yang menghalang saya untuk melihat orang lain dengan pandangan yang baru?
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3 Februari 2021, Orou Karuo Minggu’ Kaindalaman Kaapat, St. Blaise

Ibrani 12:4-7, 11-15; Markus 6:1-6

Tuhan paat ra kaindalaman
Impayin i Jisus ru ulun-ulun intor ra namagunan Nano galama’ sabap ra Io ti mauligan am maindalom risilo. Kalo makaliluan ilo ra pambalaan ra i Jisus noyo anak ri Jusup manukang ra tataun am i Maria, kalo maalap kakito ra mokoondo’ masuang baal ondo’ kalo malimanan nilo ralalom inan ri Jisus. Sabap raginio makainawos ilo makaili’ ra Tuhan ralalom inan ri Jisus.
Ati kulaan itakau makakito ra ulun bokon ra liput takau? Masalok takau mangkara’ ra makapandai takau ra sasangulun ra kalo makakito ra mokoondo’ masuang poyo baal intor riso ondo’ gogot takau malimanan. Koson ra ulun-ulun ru Nasarit, itakau niayuk kalo maalap kakito inan ralalom ru moonong ulun mulu’ poyo risilo ondo’ mamaar am maindalom ritakau, am paliso takau ra sasala’ magusun am manuyu’ ra atan ondo’ maalap nilo kataaki’. Gama’ ru kalo lilianin takau ra Tuhan rumayus mambala’ ra kasaangan ru togom Nano ralalom kaayagan nilo ondo’ karaan takau ra mauligan am maindalom.

Pangkuatan ra paguangin:
Atan kia ondo’ mongompong raki’ koson magilong ra ulun bokon ra pagilangan ondo’ bagu?
♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️

03-02-2021 Hari Tiga Minggu Selama Ka-4 – St. Blaise

Renungan
Hebrew 12:4-711-15; Mark 6:1-6

“Allah Taala ba dalam semua.”
Jesus ti tulak ulih mensia mayuh ba negeri Iya empu laban sida sigi udah ngelala Iya ba pengidup sida sehari-hari. Sida enda ulih meda Iya lebih agi ari semina anak Joseph seduai Maria. Nya alai sida telepas peluang ngasai ka Allah Taala ti didalam Jesus.

Kati gaya kitai meda orang ti enggau kitai begulai? Suah kitai alu berunding udah ngelala orang nya enggau enda meda lebih agi ari ka udah ti temu kitai. Baka orang Nazareth, kitai udah mega alah meda penalam siko-siko orang kelebih agi sida ti amat dikelala kitai ti ngasoh kitai tama ngagai ulah ti negatif ti meda orang bukai baka ka nadai guna sereta nadai penguntong. Awak kitai meruan ingat ka Allah Taala ti meruan mandangka Diri Iya to Bepengerindu nengah pengidup sida ti begulai belama enggau kitai.

Nama utai ti nagang aku ari meda utai ti baru ba orang bukai?
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2021年2月3日常年期第四周单数年星期三 圣伯拉削

省思
«希十二:4-7、11-15»
«谷六:1-6»

“上主就在平凡人中间”

耶稣在自己的故乡被本族所拒绝是因为耶稣对他们来说太熟悉与平凡了。他们没有办法挣脱耶稣是木匠若瑟和玛丽亚的儿子的事实,并且意识不到耶稣本身除了他们所知道的还有更深层的意义。也正因此,他们错过了在耶稣内体验天主的机会。

我们又是怎样看待我们周围的人呢?很多时候,我们并没有真正地去了解一个人,而是贸然地认为他就如我们外表所认识的。就像纳匝勒人民一样,我们看不到一个人的内在,尤其是那些我们亲近的人,致使我们以负面的态度去贬低或看轻他们所能给予与奉献的。愿我们不曾遗忘上主持续通过我们身边熟悉而平凡人的生命来揭示他的爱。

省思题:
是什么阻止我以新的眼光看待他人?
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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 FMV