First reading Hebrews 8:6-13

The first covenant is already old

We have seen that Christ 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. If that first covenant had been without a fault, there would have been no need for a second one to replace it. And in fact God does find fault with them; he says:
 
See, the days are coming – it is the Lord who speaks –
when I will establish a new covenant
with the House of Israel and the House of Judah,
but not a covenant like the one I made with their ancestors
on the day I took them by the hand
to bring them out of the land of Egypt.
They abandoned that covenant of mine,
and so I on my side deserted them. It is the Lord who speaks.
No, this is the covenant I will make
with the House of Israel
when those days arrive – it is the Lord who speaks.
I will put my laws into their minds
and write them on their hearts.
Then I will be their God
and they shall be my people.
There will be no further need for neighbour to try to teach neighbour,
or brother to say to brother,
‘Learn to know the Lord.’
No, they will all know me,
the least no less than the greatest,
since I will forgive their iniquities
and never call their sins to mind.
 
By speaking of a new covenant, he implies that the first one is already old. Now anything old only gets more antiquated until in the end it disappears.
 

Responsorial Psalm 84(85):8,10-14

Mercy and faithfulness have met.
 
Let us see, O Lord, your mercy
  and give us your saving help.
His help is near for those who fear him
  and his glory will dwell in our land.
 
Mercy and faithfulness have met;
  justice and peace have embraced.
Faithfulness shall spring from the earth
  and justice look down from heaven.
 
The Lord will make us prosper
  and our earth shall yield its fruit.
Justice shall march before him
  and peace shall follow his steps.
 

Gospel Mark 3:13-19

He appointed twelve to be his companions

Jesus went up into the hills and summoned those he wanted. So they came to him and he appointed twelve; they were to be his companions and to be sent out to preach, with power to cast out devils. And so he appointed the Twelve: Simon to whom he gave the name Peter, James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James, to whom he gave the name Boanerges or ‘Sons of Thunder’; then Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, the man who was to betray him.
 
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22nd January 2021 Friday 2nd Week of Ordinary Time – St Vincent.

Reflection
Hebrews 8:6-13; Mark 3:13-19

“Called and chosen”
In the Gospel, we have the beautiful account of Jesus choosing His twelve disciples, companions to be with Him and to go out for the mission of proclaiming the Good News. Are we aware that we are also called to enter into this same dynamism of prayer, i.e. being in an intimate relationship with Jesus; and of the mission, i.e. being signs of God’s presence through our words and actions? As we read the names of the apostles, we can also add our names there. Like them, we are called and chosen by Jesus because He loves us and trusts in us. Even though we might find ourselves limited in being Jesus’ companions and collaborators in His mission, the truth is that He sees beyond what we see and He believes in us.

Question for reflection:
Do I find the joy in knowing that Jesus sees me as His companion, friend as well as His co-worker, collaborator in the mission?
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22 hb Januari 2021 Hari Jumaat Minggu Biasa Ke-2 – St Vincent.

Renungan
Ibrani 8:6-13;
Markus 3:13-19

“Dipanggil dan dipilih”
Dalam Injil, kita mempunyai kisah indah tentang Yesus yang memilih kedua belas rasul, sahabat untuk bersama dengan-Nya dan keluar untuk misi mewartakan Khabar Gembira. Adakah kita menyedari bahawa kita juga dipanggil untuk masuk ke dalam dinamik doa yang sama, iaitu memiliki relasi yang intimdengan Yesus dan misi; sebagai tanda kehadiran Allah melalui perkataan dan tindakan kita?

Ketika kita membaca nama-nama para rasul, kita juga dapat menambahkan nama kita. Seperti mereka, kita dipanggil dan dipilih oleh Yesus kerana Dia mencintai dan percaya kepada kita. Walaupun kita mungkin melihat kelemahan diri kita sebagai sahabat Yesus dalam misi-Nya, kebenarannya adalah Yesus melihat melampaui apa yang kita lihat dan Dia percaya kepada kita.

Soalan renungan:
Adakah saya menemukan sukacita dengan mengetahui bahawa Yesus memandang saya sebagai sahabat, rakan sekerjanya, yang bekerjasama untuk sebuah misi?
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22 Januari 2021, Orou Kalimo Minggu’ Kaindalaman Karuo, St. Vincent

Ibrani 8:6-13; Markus 3:13-19

Piawon am pilion
Ralalom Injil, mokoondo’ takau ra pambalaan ra i Jisus nampili’ ra mopor am ruo ngaulun maamaya’ Nano, ondo’ mabaya’ Riso am mambaal ra misi mampatanou ra Tanou Moonsoi. Makaliman takau kia ra itakau niayuk piawon sumubol ralalom pakiasian dynamism, iono makaaya’ ralalom pabukat magirot ri Jisus; am misi, iono masauk ra tatandu’ ru kasaangan ri Aki Kapuuno’ ralalom ondo’ raguon am ondo’ baalon takau?
Liliwa’ takau mambasa’ ra inggalan ru rasul-rasul, itakau niayuk mabuli paruangon inggalan takau raginio. Koson risilo, itakau piawon am pilion ri Jisus sabap ra motogom Io ritakau am mintopot ritakau. Kabalu’ pana ra maaru’ lair itakau makaliman ra itakau galama’ kalo ngaangai’ makaaya’ am mamparangan ri Jisus ralalom Misi Nano, sotopot no makakito Io ra atan ondo’ masailan ru mato takau am mangintopot Io ritakau.

Pangkuatan ra paguangin:
Matuum ku kia kaansukan ra makapandai ra makakito i Jisus raki’ koson ondo’ maya’, rangan Nano am niayuk rangan mangandoi Nano, mamparangan ralalom ru misi no?
♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️

22-01-2021 Hari Lima Minggu Selama Ka-2 – St Vincent.

Renungan
Hebrew 8:6-13;
Mark 3:13-19

“Dikangau sereta dipilih.”
Dalam Injil, kitai bisi jerita ti manah pasal Jesus ti milih Dua Belas Iko Murid Iya, nyadi kaban ti sertai Iya lalu bejalai nusi Berita Manah. Bisi kitai berunding ka kitai tu mega dikangau ngagai pengidup besembiang, kelebih agi bekaul terit enggau Jesus; ka pengawa Iya kelebih agi nyadi kelai penatai Allah Taala nengah jako enggau pengawa kitai?

Lebuh kitai nyebut nama Bala Murid Jesus, kitai ulih mega nyebut nama kitai empu. Baka sida, kitai mega udah dikangau sereta dipilih Jesus laban Iya rindu ka kitai lalu ngarap ka kitai. Taja kitai ngagai bisi penakat nyadi kaban Jesus sereta sama bela ngereja pengawa Iya, pemendar nya, Jesus meda jauh agi ari kitai meda lalu arap ka kitai.

Bisi aku ngasai ka pengaga ati laban Jesus ngaku aku nyadi kaban Iya, sama bela ngereja pengawa dalam misi ti dibai Iya?
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2021年1月22日 常年期第二周单数年星期五圣文森特

省思
《希八:6-13》
《谷三:13-19》

“被召叫,被拣选 ”

今天的福音,让我们看到有关耶稣拣选十二位门徒的美丽篇章。他们成为耶稣的同伴并被派遣去宣布好消息。我们是否意识到我们也是被召叫与耶稣建立亲密关系并通过我们的言行举止来证明天主的临在?

当我们读到门徒们的名字时,我们也可把自己的名字加进去。与门徒一样,我们被耶稣召叫并被拣选。这是因为耶稣爱我们且信任我们。哪怕我们可能觉得自己在成为耶稣福传的同伴及合作者时显得非常有限,但事实是祂比我们看得更透更远,而且祂信任我们。

反思:
当我得知耶稣把我当成福传使命中的同伴、朋友、同事及合作者时,我是否感到喜悦????????????

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