We are God’s son or daughter. Let us put our trust in Him
Wednesday 4th February’15
First Reading; Hebrews 12:4-7, 11-15
Psalm Response: Ps 103:1-2, 13-14, 17-18a
Gospel Reading; Mark 6:1-6
Jesus departed from there and came to His native place, accompanied by His disciples. When the sabbath came He began to teach in the synagogue,
and many who heard Him were astonished. 
They said, “Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given Him? What mighty deeds are wrought by His hands! Is He not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joseph and Judas and Simon? 
And are not His sisters here with us?” And they took offense at Him. 
Jesus said to them,
“A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house.” 
So He was not able to perform any mighty deed there, apart from curing a few sick people by laying His hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.
Shalom semuanya,
Masih ingat renungan Injil kemarin, “Keep Your Eyes on Jesus”
Kalau lupa, silakan dibuka, dibaca dan direnungkan kembali.
Didalam bacaan Injil hari ini, kita bisa baca dan lihat bagaimana Yesus ditolak atau tidak dihargai ditempat asalnya sendiri Bagaimana perasaan kita jika kita ditolak atau tidak dihargai oleh orang-orang dikampung halaman kita?
Yesus tidak marah, tidak dendam, tidak merasa sedih tetapi Yesus pergi dengan damai ke kota-kota lain dan mengajar disana.
St Paulus dalam bacaan pertama menasihati kita,”Berusahalah hidup damai dengan semua orang dan kejarlah kekudusan sebab tanpa kekudusan tidak seorangpun akan melihat Tuhan. ” (Ibrani 12:14)
“Jika kamu harus menanggung ganjaran: Allah memperlakukan kamu seperti anak. Dimanakah terdapat anak yang tidak dihajar oleh ayahnya? Sebab orangtua kita (ayah ibu) mendidik kita dalam waktu pendek sesuai dengan apa yang mereka anggap baik, tetapi Allah menghajar kita untuk kebaikan kita supaya kita beroleh bagian dalam kekudusanNya. Memang tiap-tiap ganjaran pada waktu ia diberikan tidak mendatangkan sukacita tetapi dukacita. Tetapi kemudian ia menghasilkan buah kebenaran yang memberikan damai kepada mereka yang dilatih olehnya.” (Ibrani 12:10-11)
Remember, God’s timing is always perfect. He delivers us from our trials at the earliest possible moment, as long as we cooperate with Him instead of making matters worse. Let put our trust in Him.
Song: I Love You Lord
God loves us,
Suhardi, Haryati dan Samuel
sel dewasa dan sel remaja St Dominic of Holy Rosary, Sydney, Australia

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