First reading Hebrews 7:25-8:6

He has offered sacrifice once and for all by offering himself

The power of Jesus to save is utterly certain, since he is living for ever to intercede for all who come to God through him.
  To suit us, the ideal high priest would have to be holy, innocent and uncontaminated, beyond the influence of sinners, and raised up above the heavens; one who would not need to offer sacrifices every day, as the other high priests do for their own sins and then for those of the people, because he has done this once and for all by offering himself. The Law appoints high priests who are men subject to weakness; but the promise on oath, which came after the Law, appointed the Son who is made perfect for ever.
  The great point of all that we have said is that we have a high priest of exactly this kind. He has his place at the right of the throne of divine Majesty in the heavens, and he is the minister of the sanctuary and of the true Tent of Meeting which the Lord, and not any man, set up. It is the duty of every high priest to offer gifts and sacrifices, and so this one too must have something to offer. In fact, if he were on earth, he would not be a priest at all, since there are others who make the offerings laid down by the Law and these only maintain the service of a model or a reflection of the heavenly realities. For Moses, when he had the Tent to build, was warned by God who said: See that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.
  We have seen that he has been given a ministry of a far higher order, and to the same degree it is a better covenant of which he is the mediator, founded on better promises.

Responsorial Psalm 39(40):7-10,17

Here I am, Lord! I come to do your will.
You do not ask for sacrifice and offerings,
  but an open ear.
You do not ask for holocaust and victim.
  Instead, here am I.
In the scroll of the book it stands written
  that I should do your will.
My God, I delight in your law
  in the depth of my heart.
Your justice I have proclaimed
  in the great assembly.
My lips I have not sealed;
  you know it, O Lord.
O let there be rejoicing and gladness
  for all who seek you.
Let them ever say: ‘The Lord is great’,
  who love your saving help.

Gospel Mark 3:7-12

He warned them not to make him known as the Son of God

Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lakeside, and great crowds from Galilee followed him. From Judaea, Jerusalem, Idumaea, Transjordania and the region of Tyre and Sidon, great numbers who had heard of all he was doing came to him. And he asked his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, to keep him from being crushed. For he had cured so many that all who were afflicted in any way were crowding forward to touch him. And the unclean spirits, whenever they saw him, would fall down before him and shout, ‘You are the Son of God!’ But he warned them strongly not to make him known.
21st January 2021 Thursday 2nd Week of Ordinary Time – St. Agnes.

Hebrews 7:25-8:6; Mark 3:7-12

“Going to Jesus”
In today’s gospel, Jesus withdrew to the Sea of Galilee with His disciples. A great multitude of people came to Jesus because they had heard of Him and wanted to personally encounter Him. If we remember the gospel reading of yesterday, we read that the religious leaders wanted to kill Jesus. Full of their self-righteous pride, they failed to recognise their limitations and brokenness, and thus, they rejected Jesus. The crowd in today’s gospel had the opposite response to Jesus. In His presence, these simple people recognised their need for God and His healing presence in their brokenness and suffering. Today, we are part of this great crowd of people who go to Jesus because we recognise our need for Him and his love. Only He can satisfy! Indeed, Jesus comes to us to give us life and make us whole again.

Question for reflection:
Am I aware that I need Jesus in my life?

21 hb Januari 2021
Hari Khamis Minggu Biasa Ke-2 – St. Agnes.

Ibrani 7:25-8:6; Markus 3:7-12

“Datang kepada Yesus”
Dalam injil hari ini, Yesus menyingkir ke Danau Galilea bersama dengan para murid-Nya. Ramai orang datang kepada Yesus kerana mereka telah mendengar tentang Dia dan ingin bertemu dengan-Nya secara peribadi.

Jika kita ingat bacaan injil kelmarin, kita membaca bahawa pemimpin-pemimpin agama ingin membunuh Yesus. Dengan penuh kebangaan diri sendiri, mereka gagal untuk melihat kelemahan dan kehancuran sendiri dan kerana itu mereka menolak Yesus. Orang ramai dalam injil hari ini mempunyai reaksi berlawananan kepada Yesus. Melalui kehadiran-Nya, orang-orang yang sederhana ini menyedari keperluan mereka untuk Tuhan dan kehadiran penyembuhan-Nya kepada kehancuran dan penderitaan mereka. Hari ini kita adalah sebahagian daripada orang ramai yang datang kepada Yesus kerana kita menyedari keperluan kita untuk Dia dan kasih-Nya. Hanya Dia yang dapat memberi kepuasan! Sesungguhnya, Yesus datang kepada kita untuk memberikan hidup dan menjadikan kita utuh kembali.

Soalan renungan:
Adakah saya menyedari bahawa saya memerlukan Yesus dalam hidup saya?

21 Januari 2021, Orou Kaapat Minggu’ Kaindalaman Karuo, St. Agnes

Ibrani 7:25-8:6; Markus 3:7-12

Mongoi ri Jisus
Ralalom Injil ra orou raiti’, minongoi i Jisus giu ra Tasik Galilia nababaya’ ra maamaya’-maamaya’ Nano. Masuang ulun matong ri Jisus sabap ra nokorongog noyo ri Jisus am masaga’ tumuum Riso.
Amun makara’ takau pambasaan Injil ondo’ mai’ ili, nakabasa’ takau ra tingganai-tingganai ugama Jaudi masaga’ mamatoi ri Jisus. Tojojo kaatangon nilo ondo’ ilo galama’ noyo ondo’ motopot, kalo matutunan nilo ondo’ kalo maukop am kalo matimpok risilo, am poyo, kalo mangapu ilo ri Jisus. Masuang ulun ralalom Injil ra orou raiti’ mokoondo’ ra suai pinataam ri Jisus. Ralalom kasaangan Nano, ulun-ulun kalo maatang ti natutunan nilo gogoton nilo ri Aki Kapuuno’ am kasaangan ru pamabasan Nano ralalom ondo’ kalo matimpok am imbolo’ nilo no. Orou raiti’, itakau ti tayar ru masuang ulun ti ondo’ minongoi ri Jisus sabap ra natutunan takau gogoton takau Riso am togom Nano. Io ayuk ondo’ makapanaak! Topot tojojo, matong i Jisus ritakau koson manaak ritakau ra kaayagan am tandaan saguli’.

Pangkuatan ra paguangin:
Mapandayan ku kia ra mompogogot aku ri Jisus ralalom kaayagan ku?

Hari Empat Minggu Selama Ka-2 – St. Agnes

Hebrew 7:25-8:6; Mark 3:7-12

“Mansang ngagai Jesus.”
Ba bacha Injil saritu, Jesus mansang ngagai Tasik Galilee. Mensia mayuh datai ngagai Iya laban sida udah ninga pasal Iya lalu deka ngelala Iya.

Enti kitai ingat ka bacha Injil kemari, kitai ingat ka pemesai pengarap bansa Judah ti deka nguji munuh Jesus. Laban sida penuh enggau ati ti udu lurus ka diri empu, sida enda ulih ngelala penakat enggau pengelemi diri datai ka sida nulak Jesus. Mensia mayuh ba bacha saritu enda sebaka. Ba depan Iya, sida ngaku diri beguna ka Allah Taala lalu ingin deka disumanka ari pengerusak enggau pengelemi diri. Saritu, kitai mega orang ti sama enggau sida tu ti datai ngagai Jesus laban kitai ngaku diri sigi beguna ka Iya enggau pengerindu sida. Semina Iya aja ulih ngelantangka kitai. Enggau bendar, Jesus datai ngagai kitai laban deka meri pengidup lalu ngemaruka kitai sekali agi.

Bisi aku ngasaika diri amat begunaka Jesus dalam pengidup aku?

2021年1月21日常年期第二周单数年星期四 圣依搦斯


” 去见耶稣”


如果我们还记得昨天的福音读经,宗教领袖想杀死耶稣。他们充满了自以为是的骄傲,没有意识到自己的局限性和破碎性,因此,他们拒绝了耶稣。今天福音的群众对耶稣却是与之相反的回应。 在耶稣的临在,这些朴素的人意识到他们对天主的需要和祂的医治在他们的破碎和痛苦中。今天,我们也是这些群众的一分子来到耶稣身边的人,因为我们意识到我们需要祂和祂的爱。只有祂能够满足我们 ! 的确,耶稣来寻找我们并且要恩赐我们圆满和丰盛的生命。


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