Be Prepared in The Moment of Temptation

Weekly Missionary Reflection1st Week of Lent, 21 February 2021Gen. 9:8-15; Ps. 25:4bc-5ab,6-7ab,8-9; 1Ptr. 3:18-22; Mark 1:12-15 Lent is the moment for being human again. We need a model and prototype. Adam, the first human being, totally fails to become an ideal model. Why? Because he is disobedient and can not resist the temptation. The fate … Continue reading Be Prepared in The Moment of Temptation

LORD is Loving All, not Partially

Weekly Missionary Reflection6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 14 February 2021Lev. 13:1-2,44-46; Ps. 32:1-2,5,11; 1Cor. 10:31 - 11:1; Mark 1:40-45 What is the basic or principle of religious life: clean-unclean or compassion? Judaism in Jesus' time emphasized the principle of clean-uncleanness. To believe in the Most Holy God also means striving for a holy life. In … Continue reading LORD is Loving All, not Partially

Keep Going, Do Not Stop!

Weekly Missionary Reflection5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 7 February 2021Job 7:1-4,6-7; Ps. 147:1-2,3-4,5-6; 1Cor. 9:16-19,22-23; Mark 1:29-39 Continuing last week's story: Jesus works the whole day in Capernaum. On the same Sabbath, but different place: from the synagogue to an ordinary house. Jesus goes to Simon and Andrew's house. Jesus’ ministry reaches out different kinds … Continue reading Keep Going, Do Not Stop!

Messiah – Not Dominating, but Serving and Giving Himself

Weekly Missionary Reflection4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 31 January 2021Deut. 18:15-20; Ps. 95:1-2,6-7,8-9; 1Cor. 7:32-35; Mark 1:21-28 Together with His disciples, Jesus moves from the Sea of Galilee to the synagogue; from ordinary setting to sacred place. The disciples are ready to be the witnesses of Jesus' teaching and miracles. Jesus immediately enters the synagogue … Continue reading Messiah – Not Dominating, but Serving and Giving Himself

“Come And Follow Me”

Weekly Missionary Reflection3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, 24 January 2021Jonah. 3:1-5,10; Ps. 25:4bc-5ab,6-7bc,8-9; 1Cor. 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20 After Jesus is baptized (1: 9-11) and defeats Satan (1:13), the evangelist summarizes the core of Jesus' work as preaching the gospel of God. It means: the reign of God in this world has been commenced through the … Continue reading “Come And Follow Me”

“What Are You Looking For?”

Weekly Missionary Reflection2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, 17 January 20211Sam. 3:3b-10,19; Ps. 40:2,4ab,7-8a,8b-9,10; 1Cor. 6:13c-15a,17-20; John 1:35-42 “Chain-testimony” could be an appropriate title for today’s gospel. Let’s take a look: John testifies about Jesus. His testimony brings his two disciples to Jesus. They change their role model: from teacher to Messiah. Then Andrew’s testimony brings … Continue reading “What Are You Looking For?”

BAPTISM: THE MOMENT OF BECOMING THE CHILDREN OF GOD

Weekly Missionary ReflectionSunday, 10 January 2021THE BAPTISM OF THE LORDIsa. 55:1-11; PS Isa. 12:2-3,4bcd,5-6; 1John 5:1-9; Mark 1:7-11 The Gospel of Mark begins directly from Jesus’ adulthood, about 30 years old (Luke 3:23), when He is baptized by John. As usual, Mark always focuses on Jesus identity. This story also focuses more on the proclamation … Continue reading BAPTISM: THE MOMENT OF BECOMING THE CHILDREN OF GOD

Come and See, The Light!

Weekly Missionary ReflectionSunday, 03 January 2021FEAST OF EPIPHANYIsa. 60:1-6; Ps. 72:1-2,7-8,10-11,12-13; Eph. 3:2-3a,5-6; Matt. 2:1-12 Long time ago God appeared in the form of a helpless baby. The birth of this new King once shocks the whole country. This is because the news of the birth is brought by strangers (the magi, the intellectuals, the … Continue reading Come and See, The Light!

The Holy Family, Model For Human Family

Weekly Missionary ReflectionSunday, 27 December 2020FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY (Jesus, Mary, Joseph)Gen. 15:1-6; 21:1-3; Ps. 105:1b-2,3-4,5-6,8-9; Heb. 11:8,11-12,17-19; Luke 2:22-40 (long) atau Luke 2:22,39-40 (short) After Christmas we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. This sequence is not incidental. The Church wants to emphasize the importance of a family for children development. Even … Continue reading The Holy Family, Model For Human Family

The Chosen Virgin Who Brings The King Into The World

Weekly Missionary Reflection4th Week of Advent, 20 December 20202Sam. 7:1-5,8b-12,14a,16; Ps. 89:2-3,4-5,27,29; Rom. 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38 During Advent time, we talk a lot about two protagonists: John the Baptist and Mary, the Predecessor and the Mother. First about John being conceived by a barren mother, then followed by the story of Jesus Christ being conceived … Continue reading The Chosen Virgin Who Brings The King Into The World