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First reading Hebrews 2:5-12

The one who sanctifies and the ones who are sanctified are of the same stock

God did not appoint angels to be rulers of the world to come, and that world is what we are talking about. Somewhere there is a passage that shows us this. It runs: What is man that you should spare a thought for him, the son of man that you should care for him? For a short while you made him lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and splendour. You have put him in command of everything. Well then, if he has put him in command of everything, he has left nothing which is not under his command. At present, it is true, we are not able to see that everything has been put under his command, but we do see in Jesus one who was for a short while made lower than the angels and is now crowned with glory and splendour because he submitted to death; by God’s grace he had to experience death for all mankind.
  As it was his purpose to bring a great many of his sons into glory, it was appropriate that God, for whom everything exists and through whom everything exists, should make perfect, through suffering, the leader who would take them to their salvation. For the one who sanctifies, and the ones who are sanctified, are of the same stock; that is why he openly calls them brothers in the text: I shall announce your name to my brothers, praise you in full assembly.
 

Responsorial Psalm 8:2,5-9

You gave your Son power over the works of your hand.
 
How great is your name, O Lord our God,
  through all the earth!
What is man that you should keep him in mind,
  mortal man that you care for him?
 
Yet you have made him little less than a god;
  with glory and honour you crowned him,
gave him power over the works of your hand,
  put all things under his feet.
 
All of them, sheep and cattle,
  yes, even the savage beasts,
birds of the air, and fish
  that make their way through the waters.
 

Gospel Mark 1:21-28

Unlike the scribes, he taught them with authority

Jesus and his disciples went as far as Capernaum, and as soon as the sabbath came he went to the synagogue and began to teach. And his teaching made a deep impression on them because, unlike the scribes, he taught them with authority.
  In their synagogue just then there was a man possessed by an unclean spirit and it shouted, ‘What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are: the Holy One of God.’ But Jesus said sharply, ‘Be quiet! Come out of him!’ And the unclean spirit threw the man into convulsions and with a loud cry went out of him. The people were so astonished that they started asking each other what it all meant. ‘Here is a teaching that is new’ they said ‘and with authority behind it: he gives orders even to unclean spirits and they obey him.’ And his reputation rapidly spread everywhere, through all the surrounding Galilean countryside.
 
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12th January 2021. Tuesday 1st Week of Ordinary Time

Reflection
Hebrews 2:5-12;
Mark 1: 21-28

“To live a consistent life”
Today, the keyword in the Gospel is authority. The people were impressed with Jesus and His teaching because they recognised that He, unlike the scribes, taught them with authority. The man who was possessed by an unclean spirit (In the time of Jesus, many sicknesses were attributed to evil spirits), recognised that the authority of Jesus. Jesus had authority because His words and actions were coherent and consistent. He lived out what He taught to others. What about us? It is easy to advise others, but it is hard for us sometimes to put our own words into action. As parents, teachers, aunts/uncles, godparents, etc., do we have this inner authority in which we live out what we tell others? Today, let us ask Jesus to have His same authority so that others can see God in our words and actions.

Question for reflection:
Are my words and actions consistent?
??????????

12 hb Januari 2021. Hari Selasa Minggu Biasa Pertama
Renungan
Ibrani Hebrews 2:5-12; Markus 1: 21-28

“Hidup dengan kehidupan yang konsisten”
Kata kunci dalam Injil hari ini adalah kuasa. Orang ramai kagum dengan Yesus dan ajaranNya kerana mereka menyedari bahawa Yesus berbeza dengan ahli-ahli taurat, mengajar mereka dengan penuh kuasa. Pemuda yang kerasukan roh jahat (pada zaman Yesus, banyak penyakit dikaitkan dengan roh jahat), mengenali kuasa Yesus.

Yesus memiliki kuasa kerana perkataan dan tindakan-Nya koheren dan konsisten. Dia menghayati apa yang diajarkan kepada orang lain. Bagaimana dengan kita? Mudah untuk menasihati orang lain, namun adakalanya sukar untuk kita melakukan apa yang kita ucapkan. Sebagai ibu bapa, guru, ibu/bapa saudara, ibu bapa baptis dan sebagainya, adakah kita memiliki kuasa dalam batin di mana kita menjalankan apa yang kita sampaikan kepada orang lain? Hari ini, marilah mohon kepada Yesus untuk memiliki kuasa yang sama dengan-Nya agar orang lain dapat melihat Allah melalui perkataan dan perbuatan kita.

Soalan renungan:
Adakah perkataan dan perbuatan saya konsisten?
??????????

12 Januari 2021, Orou Karuo Minggu’ Kaindalaman Kasaa’

Ibrani 2:5-12; Markus 1:21-28

maayag ralalom kaayagan ondo’ kalo mangkulau
Orou raiti’, ragu pulanu ralalom Injil iono kuasa’. Mangimuag ulun ri Jisus am pangilaan Nano sabap ra makaulig ilo Riso, ondo’ sala’ ka koson ra mangngila’-mangngila’ ra Ukum ri Musa, mangila’ risilo ra kuasa’. Ulun ondo’ sinubol ru riwato (bulintok ri Jisus, masuang ulun marualan ondo’ kinibit ru riwato), makaulig ra kuasa’ ri Jisus.
Mokoondo’ i Jisus ra kuasa’ sabap ra ragu am ondo’ baalon Nano ondo’ motopot am kalo mangkulau. Magalung Io ra atan ondo’ pangilaan Nano ra ulun bokon. Atan kulaan ritakau? Matasu’ mambilin ra ulun bokon, kaa’ mapagon ritakau sanganuan ondo’ raguon no poongoyon ra baalon. Koson ra matuo, mangngila’, kaminan/kamaman, penanggung am bokon-bokon poyo, mokoondo’ takau kia kuasa’ ralalom ragitio ondo’ tutunon takau atan ondo’ pabalaan takau ra ulun bokon? Orou raiti’, kitaako’ takau ri Jisus koson mokoondo’ ra kuasa’ ondo’ mogondo’ maa’ raginio ulun bokon mabuli boo makakito ri Aki Kapuuno’ ralalom ragau am ondo’ baalon takau.

Pangkuatan ra paguangin:
Mokoondo’ kia ragu am ondo’ baalon kuti kalo mangkulau?
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12-01-2021.
Hari Dua Minggu Selama Keterubah.

Renungan
Hebrew 2:5-12; Mark 1:21-28

“Diau dalam pengidup ti Konsisten. “
Leka jako tenggau ba Injil saritu bejako pasal kuasa. Mensia mayuh temegah ati ka Jesus sereta ajar Iya laban sida ngelala iya enda baka pengajar adat, Iya ngajar enggau kuasa. Siko orang ti kena rasuk antu ngelala kuasa Jesus.

Jesus bisi kuasa laban jako Iya dipandang dalam pengawa ti dikereja Iya. Iya diau dalam pengidup ti nyadi contoh ka orang bukai. Kati baka kitai deh? Mudah kitai meri jako ajar, tang kitai empu ngasai ka penusah deka ngereja utai diajar kitai. Kitai ti apai indai, pengajar sekula, aya/ibuk sereta sida ti megai pengawa bukao, bisi kenya kitai ngembuan kuasa tu awak kitai mega ulih diau baka ka diajar kitai ka orang bukai? Saritu, aram kitai minta Jesus meri kuasa Iya awak orang bukai meda Allah Taala dalam jako enggau kereja kitai.

Bisi jako enggau pengawa aku konsisten?
??????????

2021年1月12日 常年期第一周单数年星期二

省思
《希二:5-12》
《谷一:21-28》

“活在连贯如一的生命里”

今天,福音的关键词是权威。众人都为耶稣及祂教导感到吃惊,因为祂不像经师们那样言行不一,祂的教导具有权威。那个附魔的人(在耶稣时期,很多病是归咎于恶灵的附着),意识到了耶稣的权威性。

耶稣具有权威性,是因为祂的言行一致及连贯如一。祂活出自己所教导的真理。那我们呢?劝导他人是很容易的事,可是有时候却很难行使自己所说的话。身为父母、教师、叔舅姑姨、契父母等的我们,是否活出自己所告知他人的方式而拥有着内在的权威性呢?今天,让我们寻求耶稣让我们拥有像祂那样的权威,好使得众人能够在我们的言行里看见天主的临在。

省思题:
我的言行是否连贯如一呢?
??????????

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