First reading Hebrews 10:19-25

Let us keep firm in the hope we profess

Through the blood of Jesus we have the right to enter the sanctuary, by a new way which he has opened for us, a living opening through the curtain, that is to say, his body. And we have the supreme high priest over all the house of God. So as we go in, let us be sincere in heart and filled with faith, our minds sprinkled and free from any trace of bad conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us keep firm in the hope we profess, because the one who made the promise is faithful. Let us be concerned for each other, to stir a response in love and good works. Do not stay away from the meetings of the community, as some do, but encourage each other to go; the more so as you see the Day drawing near.
 

Responsorial Psalm 23(24):1-6

Such are the men who seek your face, O Lord.
 
The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness,
  the world and all its peoples.
It is he who set it on the seas;
  on the waters he made it firm.
 
Who shall climb the mountain of the Lord?
  Who shall stand in his holy place?
The man with clean hands and pure heart,
  who desires not worthless things.
 
He shall receive blessings from the Lord
  and reward from the God who saves him.
Such are the men who seek him,
  seek the face of the God of Jacob.
 

Gospel Mark 4:21-25

A lamp is to be put on a lampstand. The amount you measure out is the amount you will be given

Jesus said to the crowd, ‘Would you bring in a lamp to put it under a tub or under the bed? Surely you will put it on the lamp-stand? For there is nothing hidden but it must be disclosed, nothing kept secret except to be brought to light. If anyone has ears to hear, let him listen to this.’
  He also said to them, ‘Take notice of what you are hearing. The amount you measure out is the amount you will be given – and more besides; for the man who has will be given more; from the man who has not, even what he has will be taken away.’
 

Reflection

28th January 2021 Thursday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time – St. Thomas Aquinas.

Reflection
Hebrews 10:19-25; Mark 4:21-25

“Let your light shine!”
“Would you bring in a lamp to put it under a tub or under the bed? Surely you will put it on the lamp-stand?”- These are the opening lines of today’s gospel. Our light of faith is not for us to hide from others. Rather, we are called to let it shine! We are called to shine by living an active faith that keeps believing and trusting in God in the ups and downs of daily life. Our light shines brightest when we face the darkness of difficulties and pain with inner strength and hope, instead of despair and complaints. When we let our light shine, we attract and lead others to God.

Wherever we are, let us have the courage to let our light of faith shine and show the joy of having God in our lives!

Question for reflection:
In my everyday life, how can I let the light of faith shine?
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28 hb Januari 2021 Hari Khamis Minggu Biasa Ke-3 – St. Thomas Aquinas

Renungan
Ibrani 10:19-25; Markus 4:21-25

“Biar terang-mu bersinar!”
“Adakah anda akan membawa lampu untuk meletakkannya di bawah tab mandi atau di bawah tempat tidur?” – Ini merupakan garis pembuka dalam injil hari ini. Terang iman kita bukan untuk disembunyikan dari orang lain. Sebaliknya, kita dipanggil untuk membiarkannya bersinar! Kita dipanggil untuk bersinar dengan menjalani iman yang aktif yang terus percaya dan beriman kepada Tuhan dalam jatuh bangun hidup kita. Cahaya kita akan bersinar terang ketika kita berhadapan dengan kegelapan kesukaran dan kesakitan dengan kekuatan dan harapan, bukannya putus asa dan keluhan. Apabila kita membiarkan cahaya kita bersinar, kita menarik dan memimpin orang lain kepada Allah.

Di manapun kita berada, marilah memiliki kekuatan untuk membiarkan cahaya iman kita bersinar dan menunjukkan sukacita memiliki Allah dalam hidup kita!

Soalan renungan:
Dalam hidup harian saya, bagaimana saya dapat membiarkan cahaya iman saya bersinar?
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28 Januari 2021, Orou Kaapat Minggu’ Kaindalaman Katalu, St. Thomas Aquinas

Ibrani 10:19-25; Markus 4:21-25
Polosoon sinda muno mapaang!

“Magibit kou kia ra lampung am tingkapin ra pasu’ kapoam pasusuton ra papangkau? Maaru’ patampakon mu ra tampakan ru lampung” Gitio iono ragu talimpuun ru Injil ra orou raiti’. Sinda kaintapatan takau sala’ ka pasibunion takau intor ra ulun bokon. Kaa’, itakau piawon koson polosoon mapaang! Itakau piawon koson mapaang ralalom kaintapatan ondo’ makaimbuor ondo’ layun mangintopot am lumansan ri Aki Kapuuno’ ralalom kaayagan takau moonong orou. Sinda takau ondo’ mapaang kaga’ paat ra itakau makauma’ ra londom ru kapaganan am ruol pabayaan ra ikang am kalansanan ra nakaralalom, suai intor ra mangkaus am mambubutok. Paat ra itakau mompoloso ra sinda takau mapaang, mamunduk am maningganai takau ra ulun bokon mongoi ri Aki Kapuuno’.
Ati ayuk intok takau, gama’ ru mokoondo’ takau ra sungka’ koson mompoloso ra sinda kaintapatan takau mapaang am mampakito ra kaansukan soroi i Aki Kapuuno’ ralalom kaayagan takau!

Pangkuatan ra paguangin:
Ralalom kaayagan kuti ra moonong orou, ati kulaan kia mabuli ku polosoon sinda kaintapatan mapaang?
♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️

28-01-2021 Hari Empat Minggu Selama Ka-3 – St. Thomas Aquinas

Renungan
Hebrew 10:19-25; Mark 4:21-25

“Awak ka Terang nuan manchar!”
“Kati lampu ti ditungkun, dirungkup ngena bisin, tauka diengkah di baruh katil, tauka diengkah ba penuduk lampu?” – Tu meh jaku tangkan keterubah ba bacha Injil saritu. Terang pengarap kitai ukai utai ti patut dikelalai ari orang bukai tang, kitai dikangau ka terang nya mancar! Kitai dikangau nyadi tampak enggau diau dalam pengarap ti aktif sereta meruan pecaya sereta arap dalam Allah Taala dalam pemanah enggau pengurang pengidup. Penampak kitai mancar terang benderang lebuh maya pemetang penusah enggau pemedis laban pengering sereta pengandal datai ari dalam. Lebuh kitai meri awak ka penampak kitai mancar, kitai narit orang bukai ngagai Allah Taala. Dini aja endur kitai, awak kitai ngembuan pemerani mancar ka terang pengarap kitai lalu mamdangka pengaga ati laban Allah Taala enggau kitai ba pengidup!

Dalam pejalai pengidup aku ninting hari, kati aku ulih ngasuh terang pengarap mancar?
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2021年1月28日 常年期第三周单数年星期四
圣多玛斯·阿奎那

省思
《希十:19-25》
《谷四:21-25》

“让你的光照耀吧!”

“你会把灯放在斗底下或床下面吗?你岂不是必将它放在灯台上面吗?”——这就是今天福音的开场白。我们的信德之光不是为了从众人之中藏匿起来的。然而,我们接收的召唤是,让它发光!我们所接收的召唤是,要使我们勇于活出踊跃的信德,无论我们是处在高峰或是低潮,都持续期许天主及信实于天主。我们的光最为耀眼的时候是,当我们以内在的力量和希望去面对困难和痛苦的黑暗,而不是绝望和控诉。当我们的光照耀着的时候,我们吸引及引导众人走向天主。

不管我们身在何处,让我们果敢地使信德之光照耀着周遭,并且向世人展示在生命里拥戴天主所得到的喜乐。

省思题:
在我生命的每一天,我怎样让信德之光照耀着周遭呢?
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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.