First reading Hebrews 10:11-18

Jesus achieved the eternal perfection of all whom he is sanctifying

All the priests stand at their duties every day, offering over and over again the same sacrifices which are quite incapable of taking sins away. He, on the other hand, has offered one single sacrifice for sins, and then taken his place forever, at the right hand of God, where he is now waiting until his enemies are made into a footstool for him. By virtue of that one single offering, he has achieved the eternal perfection of all whom he is sanctifying. The Holy Spirit assures us of this; for he says, first:
This is the covenant I will make with them
when those days arrive;
and the Lord then goes on to say:
I will put my laws into their hearts
and write them on their minds.
I will never call their sins to mind,
or their offences.
When all sins have been forgiven, there can be no more sin offerings.

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 4:1-20

The parable of the sower

Jesus began to teach by the lakeside, but such a huge crowd gathered round him that he got into a boat on the lake and sat there. The people were all along the shore, at the water’s edge. He taught them many things in parables, and in the course of his teaching he said to them, ‘Listen! Imagine a sower going out to sow. Now it happened that, as he sowed, some of the seed fell on the edge of the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some seed fell on rocky ground where it found little soil and sprang up straightaway, because there was no depth of earth; and when the sun came up it was scorched and, not having any roots, it withered away. Some seed fell into thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it produced no crop. And some seeds fell into rich soil and, growing tall and strong, produced crop; and yielded thirty, sixty, even a hundredfold.’ And he said, ‘Listen, anyone who has ears to hear!’
  When he was alone, the Twelve, together with the others who formed his company, asked what the parables meant. He told them, ‘The secret of the kingdom of God is given to you, but to those who are outside everything comes in parables, so that they may see and see again, but not perceive; may hear and hear again, but not understand; otherwise they might be converted and be forgiven.’
  He said to them, ‘Do you not understand this parable? Then how will you understand any of the parables? What the sower is sowing is the word. Those on the edge of the path where the word is sown are people who have no sooner heard it than Satan comes and carries away the word that was sown in them. Similarly, those who receive the seed on patches of rock are people who, when first they hear the word, welcome it at once with joy. But they have no root in them, they do not last; should some trial come, or some persecution on account of the word, they fall away at once. Then there are others who receive the seed in thorns. These have heard the word, but the worries of this world, the lure of riches and all the other passions come in to choke the word, and so it produces nothing. And there are those who have received the seed in rich soil: they hear the word and accept it and yield a harvest, thirty and sixty and a hundredfold.’
27th January 2021 Wednesday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time – St. Angela Merici.

Hebrews 10:11-18; Mark 4:1-20

“Parable of the Sower: God’s love has no boundaries”
In today’s Gospel, the sower seemed to have a puzzling way of sowing his seeds. Shouldn’t he be placing his seeds in the good soil and avoid at all cost the unfertile and useless soil? In the world, we make distinctions between people. However, God, like the sower, neither discriminates nor divides. He, the God of love, generously sows His Word of life to all in the world, i.e. the saints and the sinners, the rich and the poor. Today, the seed of God’s Word falls on the soil of our heart and we are called to have the faith to welcome the Word of God and bear the good fruit of love, peace, hope, joy, compassion, mercy. To be a Christian is not simply to be baptised and go to church, rather it is to have the active faith that welcomes the seeds of God´s Word, nurtures it and lives the gospel values, so as to make a difference in this world.

Questions for reflection:
Reflecting on the parable, am I amazed at the generous love of God that sows His Word of Life and Love to all, without distinction? How is the soil of my heart?

27 hb Januari 2021 Hari Rabu Minggu Biasa Ke-3 – St. Angela Merici.

Ibrani 10:11-18; Markus 4:1-20

“Perumpamaan tentang Penabur: Kasih Tuhan tiada sempadan”
Dalam Injil hari ini, penabur kelihatannya mempunyai cara yang membingungkan dalam menabur benih. Bukankah dia seharusnya menabur benih di tanah yang baik dan menghindari tanah yang tidak subur? Dalam dunia, kita membuat perbezaan diantara orang-orang. Namun, Tuhan, seperti penabur, tidak membeza-bezakan atau memecah belah. Dia, Tuhan pengasih, dengan penuh murah hati menabur Sabda kehidupan-Nya kepada semua orang di dunia; orang-orang kudus dan berdosa, kaya dan miskin. Hari ini benih Sabda Allah jatuh ke hati kita dan kita dipanggil untuk memiliki iman menerima Sabda Allah dan menghasilkan buah kasih, damai, harapan, sukacita, kasih sayang, belas kasihan. Menjadi seorang Kristian tidak cukup hanya dengan dibaptis dan hadir ke gereja, sebaliknya memiliki iman yang aktif menerima benih Sabda Allah, menjaga dan menghidupi nilai-nilai injil, serta membawa perubahan di dunia ini.

Soalan renungan:
Dengan merenungkan perumpamaan ini, adakah saya kagum dengan kasih Allah yang murah hati menabur Sabda Hidup dan Kasih kepada semua orang, tanpa perbezaan? Bagaimanakah tanah dalam hati saya?

27 Januari 2021, Orou Katalu Minggu’ Kaindalaman Katalu, Santa Angela Merici

Ibrani 10:11-18, Markus 4:1-20

Abig ulun mampatias ra sampug: togom ri Aki Kapuuno’ kolondo’ polos
Ralalom Injil ra orou raiti’, ulun mampatias ra sampug ilain ayuk mokoondo’ ra kajajawan mampatias ra sampug nano. Patiason kia sampug nano giu’ ra tana’ malabung am iliwin ngai’ tana’ ondo’ kalo malabung am kolondo’ onong no? Ralalom ru tana’ ti, itakau ti mampalili’ ra ulun. Kabalu’ pana raginio, i Aki Kapuuno’, koson ra ulun mampatias ra sampug, ondo’ kia palilion kapoam pantatayaron, Io, i Aki Kapuuno’ ru togom, ra kataawan, mampatias ra Bala’ kaayagan Nano ra ngaangai’ ulun ra tana’ ti, iono ra ulun Santo am ulun makatula, ulun langkaya’ am ulun musikin. Orou raiti’, sampug ru Bala’ ri Aki Kapuuno’ naratu’ ra tana’ ralalom ru guang takau am itakau piawon koson mokoondo’ ra kaintapatan koson mangapu ra Bala’ ri Aki Kapuuno’ am makaampos ra kawa’ moonsoi ru togom, pabansayan, kalansanan, kaansukan, makaasi’, mangampun. Masauk ra ulun Kristian kalo matasu’ ralalom pampariwan am mongoi sambayang ra girija, kaa’ iono magalung ra kaintapatan ondo’ mangapu ra sampug ru Bala’ ri Aki Kapuuno’, alungin am maayag ralalom kinologo ru Injil, maa’ raginio makapangulau boo ra tana’ ti.

Pangkuatan ra paguangin:_
Mampaguang ra abig no, mangimuag aku kia ra kataawan ru togom ri Aki Kapuuno’ ondo’ patiason no Bala’ Kaayagan Nano am Togom ra ngaangai’ ulun, ra kalo lilion? Ati kulaan kia tana’ ralalom ru guang kuti?

Fred Umis
27-01-2021 Hari Tiga Minggu Selama Ka-3 – St. Angela Merici

Hebrew 10:11-18; Mark 4:1-20

“Jako Sempama pasal Penabur: Pengerindu Allah Taala nadai besapat.”
Ba bacha Injil saritu, penabur nabur benih enda nitih ka atur ka manah. Penabur nya patut nabur benih ba tanah ka ami lalu enda ibuh berundingka pengerugi enti nabur ba tanah ti mabu? Ba dunya, kitai beciping enggau orang bukai. Tang Allah Taala nadai beciping ati. Iya, Allah Taala ti bepengerindu, enggau gerah ati nabur Jako Iya ti mai pengidup ka semua dunua, kelebih agi atas sida ti bepenyalah enggau orang ti lurus, ka orang ti kaya enggau orang papa. Saritu, benih Jako Allah Taala labuh ba ati kitai lalu kitai dikangau awak arap sereta nerima Jako Allah Taala ngambi ngasil ka buah pengerindu, pemaik, pengandal, pengaga ati sereta pengasih ti badas. Kitai orang Kristian ukai semina dibaptis tauka besembiang ka Gerija aja, tang mega dikangau awak mandangka pengarap kitai ti idup ti ngalu Jako Allah Taala, nyaga lalu diau dalam ajar Injil awak mai pemansangka dunya tu.

Betati ka Jako Sempama tu, bisi aku berasai temegah ati ka pemadas pengerindu Allah Taala ti nambur Jako Pengidup Iya enggau Pengerindu Iya ka semua, enggau nadai beciping?nama bengkah tanah ti ba dalam ati aku?



今天的福音里提到,撒种者撒种子时看似有种另人不解的方式。他不是应该在好的泥土撒种子并且避免在不肥沃和没用的泥土浪费本钱。在这世界,我们在人类之中有做出区分 。然而,天主就像那位撒种者,没有歧视和分别心 。祂,大爱的天主,很慷慨的对世界撒下祂生命的话语,那就是圣人和救人,穷人和富裕的人。今天,天主话语的种子撒在我们心中的泥土并且结了好果实:爱,平静,希望,喜悦,怜悯和慈悲。身为一位基督徒不只是领洗和去教堂,而是有着欢迎天主话语的种子的活跃信德,孕育祂并活在福音里的价值,位这世界做出改变。


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