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First reading Hebrews 4:1-5,11

None of you has come too late for God’s promise

Be careful: the promise of reaching the place of rest that God had for the Israelites still holds good, and none of you must think that he has come too late for it. We received the Good News exactly as they did; but hearing the message did them no good because they did not share the faith of those who listened. We, however, who have faith, shall reach a place of rest, as in the text: And so, in anger, I swore that not one would reach the place of rest I had for them. God’s work was undoubtedly all finished at the beginning of the world; as one text says, referring to the seventh day: After all his work God rested on the seventh day. The text we are considering says: They shall not reach the place of rest I had for them. We must therefore do everything we can to reach this place of rest, or some of you might copy this example of disobedience and be lost.
 

Responsorial Psalm 77(78):3-4,6-8

Never forget the deeds of the Lord.
 
The things we have heard and understood,
  the things our fathers have told us,
these we will not hide from their children
  but will tell them to the next generation:
the glories of the Lord and his might
  and the marvellous deeds he has done.
 
They too should arise and tell their sons
  that they too should set their hope in God
and never forget God’s deeds
  but keep every one of his commands.
 
So that they might not be like their fathers,
  a defiant and rebellious race,
a race whose heart was fickle,
  whose spirit was unfaithful to God.
 

Gospel Mark 2:1-12

The Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins

When Jesus returned to Capernaum, word went round that he was back; and so many people collected that there was no room left, even in front of the door. He was preaching the word to them when some people came bringing him a paralytic carried by four men, but as the crowd made it impossible to get the man to him, they stripped the roof over the place where Jesus was; and when they had made an opening, they lowered the stretcher on which the paralytic lay. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralytic, ‘My child, your sins are forgiven.’ Now some scribes were sitting there, and they thought to themselves, ‘How can this man talk like that? He is blaspheming. Who can forgive sins but God?’ Jesus, inwardly aware that this was what they were thinking, said to them, ‘Why do you have these thoughts in your hearts? Which of these is easier: to say to the paralytic, “Your sins are forgiven” or to say, “Get up, pick up your stretcher and walk”? But to prove to you that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,’ – he turned to the paralytic – ‘I order you: get up, pick up your stretcher, and go off home.’ And the man got up, picked up his stretcher at once and walked out in front of everyone, so that they were all astounded and praised God saying, ‘We have never seen anything like this.’
 
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15th January 2021 Friday 1st Week of Ordinary Time

Reflection
Hebrews 4:1-5,11; Mark 2:1-12

“True friendship”
“Seeing their faith”- Jesus saw the faith of the 4 friends who invested their heart, mind and strength to bring their paralytic friend to Him. They did not give up when they could not get to Jesus because of the crowd. Instead, they stripped the roof over the place where Jesus was and made an opening to lower down their friend. Seeing their faith, Jesus forgave the man’s sins as well as healed him. Many people around us might have a comfortable life, a good job, a roof over their heads and even be active in parish activities, but they are perhaps lacking a deeper sense of peace, hope and love that their exterior work and achievements cannot give to them. Are we willing to bring them to Jesus, who is the source of true peace, hope and love? Are we open to allow Jesus to use our lives as bridges to link Him to others?

Question for reflection:
What prevents me from being a bridge to link Jesus to others?
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15 hb Januari 2021 Hari Jumaat Minggu Biasa Pertama

Renungan
Ibrani 4:1-5,11;
Markus 2:1-12

“Persahabatan sejati”
“Melihat iman mereka”- Yesus melihat iman empat orang sahabat yang menanamkan dalam hati, minda dan kekuatan mereka untuk membawa rakan yang lumpuh kepada Yesus. Mereka tidak berputus asa ketika mereka tidak dapat mendekati Yesus kerana orang yang banyak. Sebaliknya, mereka membuka atap bumbung rumah di mana Yesus berada dan menurunkan rakan mereka di hadapan Yesus. Melihat iman mereka, Yesus mengampuni dosa-dosa pemuda yang lumpuh tersebut serta menyembuhkan dia.

Ramai orang di sekeliling kita mungkin memiliki hidup yang selesa, pekerjaan yang baik, tempat berteduh dan aktif dalam aktiviti-aktiviti paroki, namun mereka mungkin kekurangan rasa damai, harapan dan kasih yang tidak dapat diberikan oleh pekerjaan dan pencapaian luaran mereka. Adakah kita bersedia membawa mereka kepada Yesus, yang adalah sumber damai, harapan dan kasih sejati? Adakah kita terbuka untuk membenarkan Yesus menggunakan kehidupan kita sebagai saluran untuk menghubungkan Dia kepada mereka.

Soalan renungan:
Apakah yang menghalang saya untuk menjadi perantara bagi menghubungkan Yesus dengan orang lain?
??????????

15 Januari 2021, Orou Kalimo Minggu’ Kaindalaman Kasaa’

Ibrani 4:1-5, 11; Markus 2:1-12

Totopot rangan
_”Makakito kaintapatan nilo” – Nakito ri Jisus kaintapatan ru apat ngaulun rangan ondo’ pinaikang nilo guang, pangkaraan am panggol nilo nagibit ra rangan nilo ondo’ kalo makalulu’ no Riso. Kalo liminawo guang nilo paat ra kalo nakasuku’ ri Jisus sabap ra masuang ulun. Kaa’, sukiapo’ nilo boo taap tuma’ ru intok ri Jisus am patuuno’ rangan nilai. Pakakito ra kaintapatan nilai, pangampun i Jisus ra tula ru ulun no am pamabas riso.
Masuang ulun ra liput takau maaru’ mokoondo’ ra kaayagan moonsoi, moonsoi kandoi, mataapan ulu nilo am niayuk maya’ ra aktiviti ru gereja, kaa’ maaru’ lair ru ilo ti maningka’ arati’ ru pabansayan, kalansanan am togom ondo’ kandoi liwar am ampos nilo no kalo makalimpot risilo. Masaga’ takau kia magibit risilo ri Jisus, ondo’ puun ru pabansayan motopot, kalansanan am togom? Maukab takau kia mangiou ri Jisus mamaguna’ ra kaayagan takau koson ra sunsuyan ru ulun bokon mokoongoi Riso?

Pangkuatan ra paguangin:
Atan kua mongompong raki’ intor ra masauk ra sunsuyan ru ulun bokon mokoongoi ri Jisus?
♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️

15-01-2021 Hari Lima Minggu Selama Keterubah.

Renungan
Hebrew 4:1-5,11;
Mark 2:1-12

“Kaul ti amat.”
“Meda pengarap sida”-Jesus meda pengarap 4 iko sekaban nya ti beserakup ati, runding enggau pengering mai kaban sida ti sakit bajong ngagai Jesus. Sida enda nyerah kalah laban pemayuh orang ti bisi dia. Sida ngerebak ka atap endur Jesus duduk lalu nurunka kaban sida ka sakit nya. Meda pengarap sida, Jesus ngampun penyalah orang nya lalu nyumanka iya.

Mayuh orang ti sama enggau kitai engka bisi pengidup ti nadai leman, bisi kereja ka manah, rumah endur diau sereta aktif dalam Gereja, tang sida engka kurang pengasai pemaik, pengandal sereta pengerindu ti enda ulih diberi pengasai pengelantang ba ati sida. Bisi kini kitai ingin deka mai sida ngagai Jesus, pun pemaik, pengandal sereta pengerindu ti amat? Bisi kitai meri awak ka Jesus ngena pengidup kitai nyadi titi ti mai Iya ngagai orang bukai?

Nama utai ti nagang aku nyadi titi mai Jesus ngagai orang bukai?
??????????

2021年1月15日 常年期第一周单数年星期五

省思
《希4:1-5, 11》
《谷2:1-12》

“真诚的友谊”
“看见他们的信德” – 耶稣在那四位以全心全意的心,思想和能力,带来了位瘫子的身上,看见了信德。他们并没有因为在人群里找不到耶稣而失落。反之,他们就在耶穌所在的地方,拆開房頂,把躺在床上的瘫子缒了下去。看了他们的信德,耶稣医治了瘫子并赦免他的罪。
在我们周边有很多人有很舒适的生活,好的工作,有屋子住,以及在教会参与很多活动,不过他们却从工作和他们的成就得到很少的宁静,希望和爱。我们是否愿意带他们亲近耶稣,那位可以提供他们平静,希望和爱的天主?我们是否愿意允许耶稣透过我们成为他人靠近祂的桥梁?

省思题:
是什么阻止我成为耶稣和他人的桥梁?
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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.