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First reading 1 John 5:14-21

If we ask for anything, he will hear us

We are quite confident that if we ask the Son of God for anything,
and it is in accordance with his will,
he will hear us;
and, knowing that whatever we may ask, he hears us,
we know that we have already been granted what we asked of him.
If anybody sees his brother commit a sin
that is not a deadly sin,
he has only to pray, and God will give life to the sinner
– not those who commit a deadly sin;
for there is a sin that is death,
and I will not say that you must pray about that.
Every kind of wrong-doing is sin,
but not all sin is deadly.
We know that anyone who has been begotten by God
does not sin,
because the begotten Son of God protects him,
and the Evil One does not touch him.
We know that we belong to God,
but the whole world lies in the power of the Evil One.
We know, too, that the Son of God has come,
and has given us the power
to know the true God.
We are in the true God,
as we are in his Son, Jesus Christ.
This is the true God,
this is eternal life.
Children, be on your guard against false gods.
 

Responsorial Psalm 149:1-6,9 

The Lord takes delight in his people.

Sing a new song to the Lord,
  his praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel rejoice in its Maker,
  let Zion’s sons exult in their king.
 
Let them praise his name with dancing
  and make music with timbrel and harp.
For the Lord takes delight in his people.
  He crowns the poor with salvation.
 
Let the faithful rejoice in their glory,
  shout for joy and take their rest.
Let the praise of God be on their lips:
  this honour is for all his faithful.
 

Gospel John 3:22-30

‘He must grow greater and I must grow smaller: my joy is complete’

Jesus went with his disciples into the Judaean countryside and stayed with them there and baptised. At the same time John was baptising at Aenon near Salim, where there was plenty of water, and people were going there to be baptised. This was before John had been put in prison.
  Now some of John’s disciples had opened a discussion with a Jew about purification, so they went to John and said, ‘Rabbi, the man who was with you on the far side of the Jordan, the man to whom you bore witness, is baptising now; and everyone is going to him.’
  John replied:
‘A man can lay claim
only to what is given him from heaven.
‘You yourselves can bear me out: I said: I myself am not the Christ; I am the one who has been sent in front of him.
‘The bride is only for the bridegroom;
and yet the bridegroom’s friend,
who stands there and listens,
is glad when he hears the bridegroom’s voice.
This same joy I feel, and now it is complete.
He must grow greater, I must grow smaller.’
 
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9th January 2021 Saturday After Epiphany

Reflection
1 John 5:14-21; John 3:22-30

“Going beyond the need to be in the spotlight”
In today’s gospel, John’s disciples were concerned with Jesus’ popularity, and they feared that their Master would be less recognised by the people. John the Baptist’s reply to his disciples was, “A man can lay claim only to what is given him from heaven”. This man of faith recognised that he could not claim any importance other than what God bestowed on him. John knew that he was not the Christ, and he accepted this fact with joy. He rejoiced in Jesus’ coming and in his own mission of preparing the way for Him. With true humility, he said, “He must grow greater, I must grow smaller”. There are times when we do good intending to earn the attention and recognition of others around us. In moments like these, let John the Baptist be an example for us and make his words be our daily mantra: “Jesus must grow greater, I, my self-centered ego, must grow smaller”.

Question for reflection:
Am I afraid to be insignificant and small in the sight of others and also in the sight of God?
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9 hb Januari 2021.
Hari Sabtu Pesta Penampakan Tuhan.

Renungan
1 Yohanes 5:14-21; Yohanes 3:22-30

“Melampaui keperluan untuk menjadi tumpuan”
Dalam injil hari ini murid-murid Yohanes prihatin terhadap populariti Yesus kerana mereka takut Guru mereka kurang dikenali oleh ramai orang.
Tindak balas Yohanes Pembaptis kepada murid-muridnya adalah, “Tidak ada seorangpun yang dapat mengambil sesuatu bagi dirinya, kalau tidak di karuniakan kepadanya dari syurga”. Orang beriman ini mengakui bahawa dia tidak dapat menuntut apapun kepentingan selain daripada apa yang dikaruniakan Tuhan kepadanya. Yohanes mengetahui bahawa dirinya bukanlah Kristus dan menerima fakta ini dengan sukacita. Dia bersukacita dengan kedatangan Yesus dan misinya yang menyediakan jalan bagi Yesus. Dengan kerendahan hati yang sejati, dia berkata, “Dia harus makin besar, dan aku harus makin kecil.” Ada kalanya kita berbuat baik dengan niat untuk mendapat perhatian dan pengiktirafan dari orang lain. Pada saat-saat seperti ini, biarlah Yohanes Pembaptis menjadi contoh bagi kita dan jadikan kata-katanya sebagai mantra harian kita: “Yesus harus semakin besar, Aku, keegoaan ku harus semakin kecil.”

Soalan renungan:
Adakah saya takut menjadi tidak penting dan kecil di hadapan orang lain dan di hadapan Allah?
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9 Januari 2021, Orou Koonom Minggu’ Karuo Krismas

1 Juanis 5:14-21; Juanis 3:22-30

Mongoi ra intok ru ulun ondo’ indanganon masauk ra sisiraan
Ralalom Injil ra orou raiti’, maamaya’ ri Juanis maimamang ra maayo inggalan ri Jisus, am magalabo ilo ra Tuan nilo kalo bo kukula’ mauligan ru ulun.
Tinaam ri Juanis Mampariu’ maamaya’-maamaya’ nano, “Kolondo’ atan ayuk pana maapu ru sasangulun amon ru kalo i Aki Kapuuno’ mangani’.” Ulun makakaintapatan ragitio makaulig ra kalo makaapu atan ondo’ maatang intor ra atan pataakon ri Aki Kapuuno’ riso. Nakapandai i Juanis ra io sala’ ka i Kristus, am maansukan io mangapu ra baal ragitio. Maansukan io ra ratangan ri Jisus am ralalom misi nano ondo’ momongo ra ralan Nano. Ra totopot ganaan guang, mindagu io, “Io musiti’ masauk ra maatang kaga’ am aku kalo boo”. Masaboi paat ra itakau mambaal ra moonsoi koson makakuayan ra maayo inggalan am mauligan boo ru ulun bokon ra liput takau. Paat raino ti, polosoon i Juanis Mampariu’ alapon ra tiluan takau am saukon ragu nano ra karaan takau moonong orou: “I Jisus musiti’ masauk ra maatang kaga’ am aku galama’ pusor ru masumbung, kalo boo”.

Pangkuatan ra paguangin:
Malaa’ aku kia masauk ra kalo maatang am gumorok ra pagilangan ru ulun bokon am niayuk ra pagilangan ri Aki Kapuuno’?
♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️♦️

09-01-2021 Hari Enam Udah Epifani

Renungan
1 John 5:14-21; John 3:22-30

“Bejalai jauh agi ari ulih dipeda ulih orang bukai.”
Ba Injil saritu, Murid John irau ka Jesus tu lebih agi dikelala orang mayuh jauh ari pengajar sida iya John.

Ko saut John Pembaptisa, “Nadai orang ulih nerima utai, enti Allah Taala enda meri utai nya”. Orang ti bisi pengarap ngelala iya enda ulih nerima sebarang utai enti enda diberi Allah Taala ka iya. John nemu iya ukai Kristus, lalu iya ngaku enggau ati gaga ka utai nya. Iya gaga ati penatai Jesus lalu ngereja misi nyedia jalai ka Iya. Enggau ati baroh, iya ngaku, “Iya enda tau enda nyadi besai, tang aku nyadi mit”. Bisi lebuh maya kitai ngereja pengawa badas ngambi bulih perati tauka akun ulih orang bukai. Ba awak bansanya, awak ka runding St. John Pembaptisa nyadi contoh kitai lalu jako iya nyadi leka jako kitai: “Jesus enda tau enda nyadi besai, aku, ego aku nyadi mit”.

Bisi aku berasai nadai guna sereta mit ba mata orang bukai enggau ba mata Allah Taala?
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2021年1月9日圣诞期第二周星期六

省思
«若(一)五:14-21»
«若三:22-30»

” 超越需要成为关注的焦点”

在今天的福音中,若翰的门徒关心耶稣的声望,他们担心自己的主人会少被人们认可。

若翰洗者对门徒的回答是:“人不能领受什么,除非有天上的赏赐”。这个有信仰的人认识到他不能要求任何天主赋予他的东西以外的重要性。 若翰知道他不是基督,他高兴地接受了这个事实。他因耶稣的