First reading 1 John 4:19-5:4

Anyone who loves God must also love his brother

We are to love,
because God loved us first.
Anyone who says, ‘I love God’,
and hates his brother,
is a liar,
since a man who does not love the brother that he can see
cannot love God, whom he has never seen.
So this is the commandment that he has given us,
that anyone who loves God must also love his brother.
 
Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ
has been begotten by God;
and whoever loves the Father that begot him
loves the child whom he begets.
We can be sure that we love God’s children
if we love God himself and do what he has commanded us;
this is what loving God is –
keeping his commandments;
and his commandments are not difficult,
because anyone who has been begotten by God
has already overcome the world;
this is the victory over the world –
our faith.
 

Responsorial Psalm 71(72):1-2,14-15,17

All nations shall fall prostrate before you, O Lord.
 
O God, give your judgement to the king,
  to a king’s son your justice,
that he may judge your people in justice
  and your poor in right judgement.
 
From oppression he will rescue their lives,
  to him their blood is dear.
(Long may he live,
  may the gold of Sheba be given him.)
They shall pray for him without ceasing
  and bless him all the day.
 
May his name be blessed for ever
  and endure like the sun.
Every tribe shall be blessed in him,
  all nations bless his name.
 

Gospel Luke 4:14-22

‘This text is being fulfilled today, even as you listen’

Jesus, with the power of the Spirit in him, returned to Galilee; and his reputation spread throughout the countryside. He taught in their synagogues and everyone praised him.
  He came to Nazara, where he had been brought up, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day as he usually did. He stood up to read and they handed him the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. Unrolling the scroll he found the place where it is written:
 
The spirit of the Lord has been given to me,
for he has anointed me.
He has sent me to bring the good news to the poor,
to proclaim liberty to captives
and to the blind new sight,
to set the downtrodden free,
to proclaim the Lord’s year of favour.
 
He then rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the assistant and sat down. And all eyes in the synagogue were fixed on him. Then he began to speak to them, ‘This text is being fulfilled today even as you listen.’ And he won the approval of all, and they were astonished by the gracious words that came from his lips.
 
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7th January 2021 Thursday 2nd Week of Christmas

Reflection
1 John 4:19-5:4; Luke 4:14-22a

“Love God, love others”
“Anyone who says, ‘I love God’, and hates his brother, is; a liar…” These are challenging words from the 1st reading to each one of us. The love we show to others around us is the visible and authentic sign of our love for God Loving God and loving others are two sides of the very same coin. A question we can ask ourselves in our prayer today is: How is my love for others? As Christians, we are not called to be legalistic people who follow rules and regulations. Rather, we are called by Jesus to be people with a heart full of generous and self-giving love, people with eyes that see the face of God in others, especially in the fragile and the weak. Today, let us ask for the grace to put love into action!

Questions for reflection:
Is there someone to whom I find it hard to love? How can I see God in that person and offer my love to him/her?
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7 hb Januari 2021 Hari Khamis Minggu Ke – 2 Selepas Krismas

Renungan
1 Yohanes 4:19-5:4; Lukas 4:14-22a

“Kasihi Allah, kashi sesama”

“Jika seorang berkata, Aku mengasihi Allah dan membenci saudaranya, maka ia adalah pendusta..” Ini adalah perkataan yang mencabar kita dalam pembacaan pertama hari ini.. Kasih yang kita tunjukkan kepada orang lain di sekitar kita merupakan tanda tersembunyi kasih kita pada Tuhan. Mengasihi Tuhan dan mengasihi sesama ada dua perkara yang sama. Soalan yang dapat kita tanya pada diri kita adalah: Bagaimanakah kasih saya terhadap orang lain? Sebagai orang-orang Kristian, kita tidak dipanggil untuk orang yang hanya mengikuti peraturan dan undang-undang. Sebaliknya, kita dipanggil oleh Yesus untuk menjadi orang yang hatinya dipenuhi dengan kebaikan dan kasih yang memberi, seorang yang dapat melihat wajah Allah dalam diri sesama terutama mereka yang lemah dan rapuh.

Marilah mohon rahmat untuk dapat mewujudkan cintakasih hari ini!

Soalan renungan:

Adakah terdapat seseorang yang sukar untuk saya kasihi? Bagaimana saya dapat melihat Allah melalui orang tersebut dan menawarkan kasih saya kepadanya?
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7 Januari 2021, Orou Kaapat Minggu’ Krismas Karuo

1 Juanis 4:19-5:4; Lukas 4:14-22a

Tagami i Aki Kapuuno’, tagami pabukat
*Amun sasangulun mindagu, Motogom aku ri Aki Kapuuno’ am masisang ra pabukat nano, io no magabau.’” Gitio noyo ragu ondo’ mangkinam ritakau ralalom pambasaan kasaa’ ra orou raiti’. Togom ondo’ panuluan takau ra ulun bokon giu’ ra liput takau masauk ra tatandu’ nakasibuni togom takau ondo’ panuluan ra ulun bokon. Motogom ra Tuhan am motogom ra pabukat mokoondo’ ruo baal ondo’ mogondo’. Pangkuatan ondo’ makuatan takau ra inan takau iono: Ati kulaan togom kuti ra ulun bokon? Koson ra ulun-ulun Kristian, itakau piawon sala’ ka koson ulun ondo’ maya’ ayuk ra aturan am undang-undang. Kaa’ itakau piawon ri Jisus koson masauk ra ulun ondo’ guang nano totopon ra moonsoi am togom ondo’ manaak, sangulun ondo’ makakito ra bulos ri Aki Kapuuno’ ralalom inan ru pabukat mulu’ poyo risilo ondo’ malawo am moloros.

Pangkuatan ra paguangin:
Mokoondo’ kia sasangulun ondo’ mapagon tagamin ku? Ati kulaan maalap ku kakito i Aki Kapuuno’ ra ulun raginio am magapu ra togom kuti riso?
♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️

07-01-2021 Hari Empat Minggu Krismas Ka-2

Renungan
1 John 4:19-5:4; Luke 4:14-22a

“Rindu ka Allah Taala, Rindu ka orang bukai.”
“Enti orang madahka diri rinduka Allah Taala, tang begedika menyadi diri, iya bula…” Bacha keterubah saritu sigi amat ba genap iko kitai. Pengerindu ti dipandang kitai ngagai orang ti begulai enggau kitai nyadi tanda ti tampak sereta bendar pengerindu kitai ka Allah Taala. Rindu ka Allah Taala enggau rinduka pangan diri sigi sama bagi ba siti sepiak duit ti sebaka. Kitai patut nanya diri dalam besembiang: Kati baka aku rindu ka orang bukai? Kitai orang Kristian ukai dikangah awak kelalu nitih ka atur adat tang nitih ka Jesus ti begulai enggau mensia mayuh ti penuh enggau ati ti gerah sereta meri pengerindu, orang ti meda mua Allah Taala ba genap iko orang kelebih agi sida ti lemi.

Saritu, aram kitai minta nimet awak mandangka pengerindu ba pengawa kitai!

Bisi kini orang ka tusah endur aku deka rindu? Kati aku ulih meda Allah Taa ba orang nya lalu magi pengerindu ka iya?
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2021年1月7日圣诞期第二周星期四

省思
《若(一)四:19-5:4》
《路四:14-22》

“爱天主,爱别人”
“假使有人說:我爱天主,但他卻恼恨自己的弟兄,便是撒谎的。。” 这是读经一给我们的考验。我们对于他人的爱是我们对天主最明显和真诚的爱。爱天主和爱别人犹如一个铜钱的两面。今天我们在祈祷时可以问自己:我对他人的爱如何?身为一个基督徒,我们不是只跟随律法的人。然而,我们是被耶稣呼唤成为充满无私爱和给他人的爱的人们,一位在别人身上看到天主的面孔,尤其是在别人最脆弱和软弱的时候
今天,就让我们祈求恩典让我们用行动分享爱。

省思题:
1)我是否有遇到难爱的人吗?我要如何在那人身上看到天主并且奉献我的爱?
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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.