First reading 1 John 5:5-13

There are three witnesses: the Spirit and the water and the blood

Who can overcome the world?
Only the man who believes that Jesus is the Son of God:
Jesus Christ who came by water and blood,
not with water only,
but with water and blood;
with the Spirit as another witness –
since the Spirit is the truth –
so that there are three witnesses,
the Spirit, the water and the blood,
and all three of them agree.
We accept the testimony of human witnesses,
but God’s testimony is much greater,
and this is God’s testimony,
given as evidence for his Son.
Everybody who believes in the Son of God
has this testimony inside him;
and anyone who will not believe God
is making God out to be a liar,
because he has not trusted
the testimony God has given about his Son.
This is the testimony:
God has given us eternal life
and this life is in his Son;
anyone who has the Son has life,
anyone who does not have the Son does not have life.
 
I have written all this to you
so that you who believe in the name of the Son of God
may be sure that you have eternal life.
 

Responsorial Psalm 147:12-15,19-20

O praise the Lord, Jerusalem!
or
Alleluia!
 
O praise the Lord, Jerusalem!
  Zion, praise your God!
He has strengthened the bars of your gates
  he has blessed the children within you.
 
He established peace on your borders,
  he feeds you with finest wheat.
He sends out his word to the earth
  and swiftly runs his command.
 
He makes his word known to Jacob,
  to Israel his laws and decrees.
He has not dealt thus with other nations;
  he has not taught them his decrees.
 

Gospel Luke 5:12-16

‘If you want to, you can cure me’

Jesus was in one of the towns when a man appeared, covered with leprosy. Seeing Jesus he fell on his face and implored him. ‘Sir,’ he said ‘if you want to, you can cure me.’ Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him and said, ‘Of course I want to! Be cured!’ And the leprosy left him at once. He ordered him to tell no one, ‘But go and show yourself to the priest and make the offering for your healing as Moses prescribed it, as evidence for them.’
  His reputation continued to grow, and large crowds would gather to hear him and to have their sickness cured, but he would always go off to some place where he could be alone and pray.
 
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8th January 2021 Friday After Epiphany

Reflection
1 John 5:5-13; Luke 5:12-16

“Make my heart bigger, Lord!”
To be a leper, in the time of Jesus, was likened to ;receiving the death sentence because the person was required by law to be in complete isolation from the rest of society. They were supposed to shout “Unclean! Unclean!” to warn the healthy people to keep away from them. In the gospel today, Jesus approached a man who was covered with leprosy. He did not avoid this leper but drew close, touched him and healed him. This story is not for us to pity the leper or to admire Jesus’ kindness. It is a call for us to go and do the same- to touch the “untouchables”, to love the “unlovable¨ around us. It is easy to love those who are nice to us. Today, Jesus invites us to expand our heart by reaching out and touching those whom we tend to avoid. We reach out to them with our smiles, words of comfort, acts of kindness, etc.

Question for reflection:
Who in my life needs to be touched, loved?
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8 hb Januari 2021 Hari Jumaat Pesta Panampakan Tuhan

Renungan
1 Yohanes 5:5-13; Lukas 5:12-16

“Tuhan, jadikan hatiku lebih besar!”
Memiliki penyakit kusta, pada zaman Yesus adalah seperti menerima hukuman mati kerana orang tersebut diwajibkan oleh undang-undang untuk berada terasing dengan masyarakat yang lain. Mereka seharusnya berteriak “Tidak bersih! Tidak bersih!” untuk memberi amaran kepada orang lain agar mereka menjauhkan diri. Dalam injil hari ini, Yesus mendekati seorang pemuda yang dipenuhi kusta. Dia tidak menghindari pemuda tersebut tetapi mendekati, menyentuh dan menyembuhkan dia. Cerita ini bukanlah untuk kita merasa simpati terhadap pesakit kusta atau mengagumi kebaikan Yesus. Ia adalah panggilan untuk kita melakukan hal yang sama – menyentuh mereka yang ‘tidak dapat disentuh’, mengasihi mereka yang ‘tidak dicintai’ yang ada di sekitar kita.

Amat mudah untuk mengasihi mereka yang bersikap baik terhadap kita. Namun hari ini Yesus menjemput kita untuk membuka hati kita dengan lebih luas dengan keluar dan menjangkau mereka yang cenderung kita hindari. Kita menjangkau mereka melalui senyuman, kata-kata penghiburan, tindakan kebaikan dan sebagainya.

Soalan renungan:
Siapakah dalam hidup saya yang perlu dijangkau dan dikasihi?
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8 Januari 2020, Orou Kalimo Minggu’ Karuo Krismas

1 Juanis 5:5-13; Lukas 5:12-16

Kaayoo’ poyo guang kuti, Tuhan!
Masauk ra sangulun ondo’ makamaruol ra kungkung ondo’ makalalaa’, bulintok ri Jisus, koson ayuk ra manapau ra ukuman ra potoyon sabap ra ulun sumugut ra undang-undang musiti’ painggaluron intor ra ulun sampamagunan. Sotopot no musiti’ ilo gumolok “Majamol! Majamol!” mampakara’ ra ulun maligag koson minggalur intor risilo. Ralalom Injil ra orou raiti’, tuumo’ ri Jisus ulun ondo’ mapaja’ ra maruol ru kungkung ondo’ makalalaa’. Kalo ininggaluran ri Jisus ulun no kaa’ ininggaaran, mangambong am mamabas riso. Tunung ragitio sala’ ka makaasi’ takau ra ulun ondo’ makamaruol ra kungkung ondo’ mapaja’ kapoam mangimuag ra kinoonsoi ri Jisus. Ginio pampiawan ritakau koson mongoi am mambaal ra ondo’ mogondo’ – mangambong ra “ondo’ kalo nakambong”, motogom ra “kalo tagamin” ra liput takau.
Matasu’ motogom ra ulun ondo’ moonsoi ritakau. Orou raiti’, mangkimait i Jisus ritakau koson mampagayo ra guang takau ra mamujak am mangambong ra ulun ondo’ bambal takau iliwin. Ongoi takau bujako’ ilo ra jingit takau, ragu manimayo, mambaal ra moonsoi am bokon-bokon poyo.

Pangkuatan ra paguangin:
Osoi kia ondo’ ralalom kaayagan kuti gogot kombongon, tagamin?
♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️

08-01-2021 Hari Lima Udah Epifani.

Renungan
1 John 5:5-13; Luke 5:12-16

“Asuh ati aku besai, Tuhan!”
Orang ti ngembuan penyakit Lan, ba maya Jesus, ulih disema baka nerima ukum gantung laban orang nya patut nyerara diri ari mensia mayuh nitih ka atur adat. Sida patut manjong ” Enda Tuchi!enda Tuchi!” Ngingatka orang ti nadai penyakit nya awak enda semak ngagai sida ka sakit. Ba bacha Injil saritu, Jesus mansang ngagai orang ti sakit lan nya. Iya enda ngelari diri tang mansang semak, negu orang nya sereta nyuman ka iya. Jerita tu ukai ngasoh kitai mandang ka penyinu tauka berasai temegah ati ka pemadas Jesus. Tang kangau awak kitai bejalai sereta nitih ka Jesus ti negu sida ti “enda tau ditegu”, rindu ka sida “ti enda dikerindu” ti begulai bekaul enggau kitai.

Sigi mudah endur kitai rinduka sida ti badas enggau kitai. Saritu, Jesus ngangau kitai awak mesaika ati kitai enggau meri bantu sereta nyaup sida ti suah dikeliah ka kitai. Kitai mansang ngagai sida enggau tuchun, jako ti meransang, pengawa badas sereta bukai.

Sapa sida ti dalam pengidup aku ka patut ditegu, dikerindu?
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2021年1月8日 主显节后星期五

省思
《若壹五:5-13》
《路五:12-16》

“主呀,请使我的心更大度!”

得了癞病的人,在耶稣的时期,就像是被判了死刑那样,因为当事者是被法律判处必须完全从社群中隔离出来。他们务必大声呼叫“不洁净!不洁净!”,以警示健全者远离他们的范围。耶稣接近了一名全身长满疮癞的患者。耶稣没有避开那名病人,而是靠向他、触碰他、并且使得他康复。这个不是为了让我们同情那位癞病患者或是崇敬耶稣的悲悯。这是给予我们的一道召唤,要求我们走出去以及在我们周遭的民众里行使同样的动作——触碰“不能触碰的”