First reading Hebrews 5:1-10

Although he was Son, he learned to obey through suffering

Every high priest has been taken out of mankind and is appointed to act for men in their relations with God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins; and so he can sympathise with those who are ignorant or uncertain because he too lives in the limitations of weakness. That is why he has to make sin offerings for himself as well as for the people. No one takes this honour on himself, but each one is called by God, as Aaron was. Nor did Christ give himself the glory of becoming high priest, but he had it from the one who said to him: You are my son, today I have become your father, and in another text: You are a priest of the order of Melchizedek, and for ever. During his life on earth, he offered up prayer and entreaty, aloud and in silent tears, to the one who had the power to save him out of death, and he submitted so humbly that his prayer was heard. Although he was Son, he learnt to obey through suffering; but having been made perfect, he became for all who obey him the source of eternal salvation and was acclaimed by God with the title of high priest of the order of Melchizedek.

Responsorial Psalm 109(110):1-4

You are a priest for ever, a priest like Melchizedek of old.
The Lord’s revelation to my Master:
  ‘Sit on my right:
  your foes I will put beneath your feet.’
The Lord will wield from Zion
  your sceptre of power:
  rule in the midst of all your foes.
A prince from the day of your birth
  on the holy mountains;
  from the womb before the dawn I begot you.
The Lord has sworn an oath he will not change.
  ‘You are a priest for ever,
  a priest like Melchizedek of old.’

Gospel Mark 2:18-22

‘Why do your disciples not fast?’

One day when John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting, some people came to Jesus and said to him, ‘Why is it that John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not?’ Jesus replied, ‘Surely the bridegroom’s attendants would never think of fasting while the bridegroom is still with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they could not think of fasting. But the time will come for the bridegroom to be taken away from them, and then, on that day, they will fast. No one sews a piece of unshrunken cloth on an old cloak; if he does, the patch pulls away from it, the new from the old, and the tear gets worse. And nobody puts new wine into old wineskins; if he does, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost and the skins too. No! New wine, fresh skins!’
18th January 2021 Monday 2nd Week of Ordinary Time

Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 2:18-22

“Jesus meets us in our suffering”
The first reading in the Book of Hebrews directs our attention to Jesus’ humanity. Often, we have this idea that Jesus, as God, is untouchable by human suffering, and He neither understands nor identifies with our suffering. Let us never forget that the second person of the Trinity, Jesus, the Son of God, though is God, is a human person like us. Though sinless, He experiences the same human limitation and vulnerability: “…he can sympathise with those who are ignorant or uncertain because he too lives in the limitations of weakness”. God did not create us to suffer. Sickness, broken relationships, failures, death are part of this journey here on earth. We are invited not to fall into despair because Jesus meets us in our pain. We are invited to unite our sufferings with Him, who knows and stands in solidarity with our fragility and finitude. There, united with Him, Jesus turns our sadness into hope, our fear into peace, our resignation into an offering of love.

Question for reflection:
Do I truly believe that Jesus suffers with me?

18 hb Januari 2021 Hari Isnin Minggu Biasa Ke-2

Ibrani 5:1-10; Markus 2:18-22

“Yesus bertemu kita dalam penderitaan yang kita alami”
Pembacaan pertama dari Ibrani membawa perhatian kita kepada sifat kemanusiaan Yesus. Seringkali kita mempunyai idea bahawa Yesus, sebagai Tuhan, tidak dapat dijangkau oleh penderitaan manusia, dan bahawa Dia tidak memahami atau mengenal pasti penderitaan kita. Marilah tidak lupa bahawa Dia adalah peribadi kedua Tritunggal, Yesus, Anak Allah, meskipun adalah Allah, juga manusia seperti kita. Meskipun tidak berdosa, Dia mengalami keterbatasan dan kelemahan seperti manusia:”…dia dapat bersimpati dengan mereka yang bersikap tidak peduli atau tidak pasti kerana dia juga hidup dalam batasan kelemahan”.

Allh tidak menciptakan kita untuk menderita. Penyakit, hubungan retak, kegagalan, kematian adalah sebahagian perjalanan di dunia ini. Kita diajak untuk tidak berputus asa kerana Yesus bertemu dengan kita dalam penderitaan. Kita dijemput untuk menyatukan penderitaan kita dengan-Nya, yang mengetahui dan bersatu dengan kita dalam kelemahan dan kerapuhan kita. Di sana, bersatu dengan-Nya Yesus mengubah kesedihan kita menjadi harapan, ketakutan kita menjadi damai, pengunduran kita menjadi persembahan kasih.

Soalan renungan::
Adakah saya benar-benar percaya bahawa Yesus menderita bersama dengan saya?

18 Januari 2021, Orou Kasaa’ Minggu’ Kaindalaman Karuo

_*Ibrani 5:1-10;
Markus 2:18-22*_

Muma’ i Jisus ritakau ralalom imbolo’ takau
Pambasaan kasaa’ ralalom buuk ru Ibrani rayus takau mailayan ondo’ i Jisus no ulun.
Masalok ra itakau mokoondo’ pamaguangan ragitio ra i Jisus, ondo’ iono i Aki Kapuuno’, kalo mabuli matiu’ ru imbolo’ ru ulun, am Io ondo’ kia maratian kapoam mauligan ralalom ru imbolo’ takau. Ibok pai’ takau kaliliani’ ra i Jisus, Anak ri Aki Kapuuno’, ondo’ karuo ralalom Tritunggal, ondo’ niayuk iono i Aki Kapuuno’, iono poyo ulun koson itakau. Am ondo’ kolondo’ tula, makaili’ Io nogondo’ ra kalawaan am kinoloros ru ulun. “_Makaasi’ Io ra ulun ondo’ inggion kapoam kalo inaru’-aru’ sabap ra Io pana minayan ralalom kalawaan”.
Kalo namangun i Aki Kapuuno’ ritakau koson maimbolo’. Maruol, maukat pabukatan, pangkausan, matoi iono tayar ralalom pangkiralanan ra tana’ ti. Itakau kimaitin ra kalo maratu’ ralalom mailusan ra kalansanan sabap ra muma’ i Jisus ritakau ralalom ruol takau. Itakau kimaitin koson papupugon imbolo’ takau no Riso, ondo’ makapandai am migor ralalom pasimpungan makapabaya’ ra kinoloros am palasan takau. Ra giu’ no, makasimpung Riso, kulawon boo ri Jisus
kangilukan takau no ra kalansanan, kalaa’
takau no ra pabansayan, logos takau no ra togom.

Pangkuatan ra paguangin:
Totopot aku kia mangintopot ra maimbolo’ i Jisus makaaya’ raki’?

18-01-2021 Hari Satu Minggu Selama Ka-2

Hebrew 5:1-10; Mark 2:18-22

“Jesus nemuai kitai lebuh kitai merinsa.”
Bacha keterubah ba Bup Hebrew mai kitai merati ka Jesus ti nyadi Mensia. Suah kitai bisi runding ka Jesus tu Allah Taala ti enda ulih ngasai pemerinsa mensia, Iya enda mereti tauka nemu pemerinsa kitai. Awak kitai meruan ingat ka Oknum Kedua dalam Tiga Oknum, Jesus, Anak Allah Taala, taja Iya Allah Taala udah nyadi Mensia baka kitai. Taja nadai penyalah, Iya ngasai penakat enggau pengelemi mensia. “…Iya nemu nelap enggau orang ke nadai nemu utai, enggau orang ke enda ngasi, laban iya empu endang mayuh pengelemi.”

Allah Taala enda ngaga kitai awak merinsa. Penyakit, kaul ti udah pechah, pengerugi, pemati sigi bagi dalam pejalai ba dunya tu. Kitai dikangau awak enda patah semengat laban Jesus nemuai kitai dalam kitai ngasai pemerinsa. Kitai dikangau awak nyatupka pemerinsa kitai enggau Iya, ti nemu lalu sedia sejalai dalam pengelemi enggau penakat kitai mensia.