First reading Ezekiel 34:11-12,15-17

The Lord will judge between sheep and sheep

The Lord says this: I am going to look after my flock myself and keep all of it in view. As a shepherd keeps all his flock in view when he stands up in the middle of his scattered sheep, so shall I keep my sheep in view. I shall rescue them from wherever they have been scattered during the mist and darkness. I myself will pasture my sheep, I myself will show them where to rest – it is the Lord who speaks. I shall look for the lost one, bring back the stray, bandage the wounded and make the weak strong. I shall watch over the fat and healthy. I shall be a true shepherd to them.
  As for you, my sheep, the Lord says this: I will judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and he-goats.

Responsorial Psalm 22(23):1-3a,5-6

The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
The Lord is my shepherd;
  there is nothing I shall want.
Fresh and green are the pastures
  where he gives me repose.
Near restful waters he leads me,
  to revive my drooping spirit.
He guides me along the right path;
  he is true to his name.
You have prepared a banquet for me
  in the sight of my foes.
My head you have anointed with oil;
  my cup is overflowing.
Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me
  all the days of my life.
In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell
  for ever and ever.

Second reading 1 Corinthians 15:20-26,28

Christ will hand over the kingdom to God the Father; so that God may be all in all

Christ has been raised from the dead, the first-fruits of all who have fallen asleep. Death came through one man and in the same way the resurrection of the dead has come through one man. Just as all men die in Adam, so all men will be brought to life in Christ; but all of them in their proper order: Christ as the first-fruits and then, after the coming of Christ, those who belong to him.
    After that will come the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, having done away with every sovereignty, authority and power. For he must be king until he has put all his enemies under his feet and the last of the enemies to be destroyed is death, for everything is to be put under his feet. 
    And when everything is subjected to him, then the Son himself will be subject in his turn to the One who subjected all things to him, so that God may be all in all.

Gospel Matthew 25:31-46

I was naked and you clothed me; sick, and you visited me

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his throne of glory. All the nations will be assembled before him and he will separate men one from another as the shepherd separates sheep from goats. He will place the sheep on his right hand and the goats on his left.
  ‘Then the King will say to those on his right hand, “Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take for your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you made me welcome; naked and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me.” Then the virtuous will say to him in reply, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you; or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and make you welcome; naked and clothe you; sick or in prison and go to see you?” And the King will answer, “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.”
  ‘Next he will say to those on his left hand, “Go away from me, with your curse upon you, to the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you never gave me food; I was thirsty and you never gave me anything to drink; I was a stranger and you never made me welcome, naked and you never clothed me, sick and in prison and you never visited me.” Then it will be their turn to ask, “Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty, a stranger or naked, sick or in prison, and did not come to your help?” Then he will answer, “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these, you neglected to do it to me.”
  ‘And they will go away to eternal punishment, and the virtuous to eternal life.’
22nd November 2020 Christ the King

Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17, 1 Corinthians 15: 20-26, 28, Matthew 25:31-46

“You did it to me”
Jesus invites us today to make him as the King of our hearts and let him move us from within so that we can live a life driven by an authentic love of loving God and serving our neighbours.

Look at Jesus, our King, who has displayed the same authentic love that he asks from us. He lived his life all the way to the cross, not for some egoistic desire for fame and self-gain, but for God and for us.
‘See Jesus in every human person. Live for others more than for myself.’ (Charles de Foucauld)

Questions for reflection:
1) Which phrase/ word strikes me the most in this passage?

2) How can I concretely live a life driven by an authentic love?

Yehezkiel 34:11-12, 15-17.
1 Korintus 15:20-26, 28, Matius 25:31-46

“Engkau melakukannya untuk saya”
Yesus mengundang kita hari ini untuk menjadikannya sebagai Raja dalam hati kita dan membenarkannya mengubah kita agar kita dapat menjalani hidup dengan digerakkan oleh cinta sejati untuk mencintai Tuhan dan melayani orang lain.
Lihat Yesus, Raja kita yang telah menunjukkan cinta sejati. Dia menjalani hidupnya hingga ke salib, bukan atas keinginan duniawai dan kemasyhuran diri sendiri, tetapi untuk Tuhan dan untuk kita.
‘Lihat Yesus dalam setiap manusia. Hidup untuk orang lain lebih dari diri sendiri.’ (Charles de Foucauld)

Soalan renungan:
1) Frasa/perkataan manakah yang menyentuh hati saya?

2) Bagaimana saya dapat secara konkrit menjalani hidup dengan didorong oleh kasih sejati?

22 November 2020, Orou Minggu ru Orou Maayo Kristus Raja’

Yehezkiel 34:11-12, 15-17, 1 Korintus 15:20-26, 28, Matius 25:31-46

Binaal mu ginio raki’
Mangkimait i Jisus raki’ ra orou raiti’ koson pasauokon Io ra Raja’ ru guang takau am mangiou Riso mamuor ritakau intor ralalom maa’ raginio maayag takau boo ra kaayagan imbuoron ru togom motopot ru togom ri Aki Kapuuno’ am mangandoi ra ulun sambalayan takau.
Ilai’ i Jisus, Raja’ takau, ondo’ mampailong ra togom motopot ondo’ mogondo’ ondo’ kitaakon Nano intor ritakau. Ngai’ ru kaayagan Nano sumuku’ ngai’ ra salip, sala’ ka gogot ru mamanggo kumaayo ra inggalan am kaatangan galama’, kaa’ sabap ri Aki Kapuuno’ am itakau.
‘I Jisus ilain ra moonong ulun. Maayag sabap ra ulun bokon mulu’ poyo intor ra inan galama’.’ (Charles de Foucauld)

Pangkuatan ra paguangin:
1) Ati kia ra ragu maratian ku tojojo ralalom pambasaan ti?
2) Ati kulaan maayag ralalom kaayagan ondo’ imbuoron ru togom motopot?

22-11-2020 Hari Besai Kristus Raja

Ezekiel 34:11-12,15-17; 1 Kor 15:20-26,28; Matthew 25:31-46

“Kita ngereja nya ngagai aku.”
Jesus ngangau kitai saritu awak nyadika Iya Raja dalam ati kitai sereta meri awak ka Iya gawa ari dalam kitai ngambi kitai ulih diau dalam pengidup ti digerak ka ulih pengerindu amat Allah Taala sereta mela orang bukai.

Peda Jesus, Raja kitai, ti udah mandangka pengerindu ti amat ti dipinta Iya ari kitai. Iya idup datai ba ka pemati atas regang, nadai minta diri dipebasa tauka buluh penguntung diri aja, tang ketegal Allah Taala sereta ketegal kitai.

‘Peda Jesus ba genap iko mensia. Idup ketegal pangan diri lebih agi ari aku empu.'(Charles de Foucauld)

Ni bagi leka pesan ti narit ati aku ba bacha saritu?

Kati aku uli diau dalam pengidup ti digerak ka ulih pengerindu ti amat?


« 则三十四:11-12,15-17»

” 你为我做 “

看看我们的国王耶稣,祂表现了对我们同样真实的爱。 祂的一生都在十字架上,不是为了追求自我和名利,而是为了天主和我们。
“在每个人中看见耶稣。 为别人而不是为自己生活。” (查尔斯·德·富高)



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