First reading Romans 10:9-18

Faith comes from what is preached, and what is preached comes from the word of Christ

If your lips confess that Jesus is Lord and if you believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, then you will be saved. By believing from the heart you are made righteous; by confessing with your lips you are saved. When scripture says: those who believe in him will have no cause for shame, it makes no distinction between Jew and Greek: all belong to the same Lord who is rich enough, however many ask his help, for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
  But they will not ask his help unless they believe in him, and they will not believe in him unless they have heard of him, and they will not hear of him unless they get a preacher, and they will never have a preacher unless one is sent, but as scripture says: The footsteps of those who bring good news are a welcome sound. Not everyone, of course, listens to the Good News. As Isaiah says: Lord, how many believed what we proclaimed? So faith comes from what is preached, and what is preached comes from the word of Christ. Let me put the question: is it possible that they did not hear? Indeed they did; in the words of the psalm, their voice has gone out through all the earth, and their message to the ends of the world.
 

Responsorial Psalm 18(19):2-5

Their word goes forth through all the earth.
or
Alleluia!
 
The heavens proclaim the glory of God,
  and the firmament shows forth the work of his hands.
Day unto day takes up the story
  and night unto night makes known the message.
 
No speech, no word, no voice is heard
  yet their span extends through all the earth,
  their words to the utmost bounds of the world.
 

Gospel Matthew 4:18-22

‘I will make you fishers of men’

As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew; they were making a cast in the lake with their net, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.’ And they left their nets at once and followed him. Going on from there he saw another pair of brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John; they were in their boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he called them. At once, leaving the boat and their father, they followed him.
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30th November 2020 Monday 1st Week of Advent – Feast of St. Andrew.

Reflection
Romans 10: 9-18, Matthew 4: 18-22

“Jesus calls again”
“Jesus saw two brothers who were fishermen, Simon (called Peter) and his brother Andrew, catching fish in the lake with a net. Jesus said to them, “Come with me, and I will teach you to catch people.” At once they left their nets and went with him”

The call of the fishermen is also our story today. At the start of Advent, Jesus calls us again to a renewed commitment to be His disciples and follow Him. He wants us to live this Advent time with Him and also to participate in His same mission of being fishermen, i.e. to tell others, through our actions and words, that God is Love who walks with them in their daily life. As a parent, a retiree, a friend, a spouse, a parishioner, Jesus entrusts us to the mission of drawing people to life, to love, to God.

Question for reflection:
What nets do I need to leave behind in order to be a fisherman for God?

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2020年11月30日将临期第一周星期一圣安德肋宗徒

省思
«罗十:9-18»
«玛四:18-22»

” 耶稣再次召唤”
” 耶稣看见两位渔夫兄弟西满(称为伯多禄)和他的兄弟安德肋在湖里撒网。 耶稣对他们说,” 来,跟从我 ! 我要使你们成为渔人的渔夫。” 他们立刻捨下网,跟随了祂。”
渔夫的召唤,同时也是我们今天的故事。 在将临期的开始,耶稣再次召唤我们重新承诺成为祂的门徒并跟随祂。 祂希望我们与祂一起度过这将临期的时光并且参与祂相同的使命,成为渔人的渔夫,即通过我们的行动和言语,告诉其它人,天主是爱,就是与他们同行在日常生活中的天主。 作为父母、退休人员、朋友、配偶、和教区教友,耶稣将托付给我们使命去吸引人们与天主同在的在爱中生活。

省思题:
我需要捨下什么网才能成为渔人的渔夫?
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30 hb November 2020 Hari Isnin Adven Ke – 1 – Pesta St. Andreas

Renungan
Roma 10: 9-18, Matius 4: 18-22

“Yesus memanggil Kembali”
“Yesus melihat dua orang bersaudara iaitu Simon yang disebut Petrus dan Andreas, saudaranya. Mereka sedang menebarkan jala di danau, sebab mereka penjala ikan. Yesus berkata kepada mereka:”Mari ikutlah Aku dan kamu akan Kujadikan penjala manusia.” Lalu merekapun segera meninggalkan jalanya dan mengikuti Dia.”
Panggilan penjala ini juga merupakan kisah tentang kita hari ini. Pada permulaan Adven, Yesus memanggil kita kembali untuk memperbaharui komitmen kita untuk menjadi rasul-Nya dan mengikuti Dia. Yesus menghendaki agar kita menjalani masa Adven bersama dengan-Nya serta mengambil bahagian dalam misi-Nya yang sama sebagai penjala, iaitu menyatakan kepada orang lain melalui tindakan dan perkataan, bahawa Allah adalah kasih yang sentiasa berjalan bersama dalam kehidupan harian mereka. Sebagai ibubapa, pesara, sahabat, pasangan, umat awam; Yesus mempercayakan kita kepada misi membawa orang lain kepada kehidupan, mengasihi, kepada Tuhan.

Soalan Renungan: 
Jala apa yang perlu saya tinggalkan agar dapat menjadi penjala bagi Tuhan?
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30-11-2020 Hari Satu Musin Advent Keterubah. – St. Andrew.

Renungan
Rome 10:9-18; Matthew 4:18-22

“Jesus Ngangau Baru.”
Jesus tepedaka dua iku orang diri menyadi, Simon ke dikumbai Peter, enggau menyadi iya Andrew, benung nyala, laban seduai iya orang berikan. Ku Jesus bejaku ngagai seduai iya, “Titihka Aku. Aku deka ngajar seduai jalai ngulihka mensia.” Tekala nya seduai iya lalu ninggalka jala seduai, lalu nitihka Jesus.

Kangau orang ti berikan mega nyadi kangau kitai mega saritu. Dalam kitai bepun ka musin Advent, Jesus ngangau kitai awak ngemaruka komitmen nyadi Murid Iya lalu nitihka Iya. Iya ingin kitai ngintu musin Advent tu lalu nitihka Iya bejalai ka pengawa nyadi orang berikan, kelebih agi awak nusi ngagai orang bukai nengah pengawa enggau jako kitai ka Allah Taala ti rindu lalu sertai sida ninting hari. Apai indai, orang ti pencen, bala kaban, gerempong Gereja, Jesus nyerahka kitai misi narit orang ngagai pengidup, pengerindu, ngagai Allah Taala.

Ni bagi jala ti patut ditinggalka aku ngambi ulih berikan ketegal Allah Taala?
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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.