Listen to God’s Voice
Tuesday 6 October 2015

First Reading; Jonah 3:1-10
Psalm Response: Ps 130:1b-4ab,7-8
Gospel Reading; Luke 10:38-42

 
Jesus entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed Him.
She had a sister named Mary who sat beside the Lord at His feet listening to Him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to Him and said,
“Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving?
Tell her to help me.”
The Lord said to her in reply,
“Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things.
There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part
and it will not be taken from her.”
 
Shalom semuanya,
 
Kita yang begitu sibuk dengan segala aktivitas dan pelayanan kita, apakah kita mempunyai waktu yang cukup buat mendengarkan suara Tuhan (recharge with God)?
 
In our Gospel reading today, Jesus gently reprimands Martha, not because He’s against hospitality (Martha’s gift), but because she stopped looking at her Lord as she focused on the details of her activities.

Although an activity might be very good, if we forget the Lord we’re serving and we neglect to slow down for quiet time to build our relationship with Him, we’re setting ourselves up for burn-out and make wrong decisions and sin.

 
Semakin sibuk kita, semakin banyak kita harus berdoa. Kita mau belajar mencontoh Tuhan Yesus yang walaupun begitu sibuk tetapi selalu mempunyai waktu pagi-pagi buta atau malam hari berdoa kepada BapaNya disurga (lihat Mark 1:35; 
 
Marilah kita belajar dari penduduk Niniwe dalam bacaan pertama hari ini yang mau mendengarkan, membuka hati dan diri serta percaya akan perwataan Yunus. Mereka memaklumkan puasa dan tobat bagi seluruh penduduk negeri sebagai tanda pertobatan. Melihat pertobatan orang-orang Niniwe, Allah menyesal atas apa yang telah direncanakanNya dan Ia membatalkan rencana itu.
 
Listen to God voice. Build our relationship with God. Do we say ‘yes’ to God calling? Apakah kita sudah menjadikan doa nafas kehidupan kita, ataukah kita hanya berdoa saat  kita mengalami kesulitan?
 
Song; Here I Am Lord,
 
God loves us,
 
Suhardi Haryati and Samuel
sel dewasa dan sel remaja St Dominic of Holy Rosary, Sydney, Australia
 

 

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