Bem-aventurados os mansos, porque eles herdarão a terra; Bem-aventurados os que têm fome e sede de justiça, porque eles serão fartos; Bem-aventurados os misericordiosos, porque eles alcançarão misericórdia; Bem-aventurados os limpos de coração, porque eles verão a Deus; Bem-aventurados os pacificadores, porque eles serão chamados filhos de Deus; Bem-aventurados os que sofrem perseguição por causa da justiça, porque deles é o reino dos céus; Bem-aventurados sois vós, quando vos injuriarem e perseguirem e, mentindo, disserem todo o mal contra vós por minha causa.(Mt.5)

segunda-feira, 8 de janeiro de 2024

I saw a man sitting on a high throne; the multitude of angels worship him, singing with one voice: Behold him whose name and empire endure forever. THANK YOU LORD FOR ANOTHER YEAR.




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First Reading: 1 Samuel 1,9-20 We are drawn to Jesus, who “taught as one who had authority.” Certain that the Lord looks at our afflictions, let us welcome the Word that invites us to renew our adherence to him and put his teachings into practice. Reading from the first book of Samuel – In those days, 9 Hannah got up after eating and drinking in Shiloh. Now Eli the priest was sitting on his seat at the door of the temple of the Lord. 10Ana, with a heart full of bitterness, prayed to the Lord, shedding copious tears. 11And he made this promise, saying, “Lord Almighty, if you look upon the affliction of your servant and remember me, and if you do not forget your slave and give her a male child, I will offer him to you for all days of his life and no razor will come upon his head.” 12As she lingered in prayer before the Lord, Eli watched the movement of her lips. 13But Hannah only murmured; His lips moved, but no words could be heard. Eli thought she was drunk; 14So I said to her, “How long will you be drunk? Get rid of this drunkenness!” 15But Hannah replied, “That’s not it, my lord! I'm just a very unhappy woman; I did not drink wine or anything else that could make you drunk, but I poured out my soul in the presence of the Lord. 16Do not judge your servant as a lost woman, for it is because of the excess of my pain and my affliction that I have spoken until now.” 17Eli then said to him, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you asked of him.” 18She replied, “May your servant find grace before your eyes.” And the woman went away, she ate and her face was no longer the same. 19The next morning she and her husband got up very early and, after worshiping the Lord, returned to their home in Ramah. Elkanah was united with Hannah, his wife, and the Lord remembered her. 20Ana conceived and, in due time, gave birth to a son and named him Samuel, because – she said – “I asked him from the Lord”. - Word of the Lord. Responsorial Psalm: 1Sm 2 My heart rejoiced in God, my savior. 1. My heart exults in the Lord, / and my forehead lifts up to my God; / my mouth challenges my rivals / because I rejoice in your salvation. – R. 2. The bow of the strong was bent, it was broken, / but the weak were clothed with vigor. / Those who were full spent time for a loaf of bread, / but the poor and the hungry were satisfied. / She often gave birth to one who was barren, / but the mother of many children wasted away. – R. 3. It is the Lord who gives death and gives life, / brings down to the grave and brings back; / it is the Lord who makes the poor and the rich, / it is the Lord who humiliates us and exalts us. – R. 4. The Lord raises the weak man from the dust / and from the trash he takes the needy, / to make them sit with the nobles / in a place of great honor and distinction. – R. Gospel: Mark 1,21-28 Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah. Accept the Word of God not as a human word, / but as a message from God, which it truly is! (1Ts 2,13) – R. Proclamation of the holy Gospel according to Mark – 21Being with his disciples in Capernaum, Jesus, on a Saturday day, entered the synagogue and began teaching. 22Everyone was astonished at his teaching, for he taught as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the Law. 23There was then in the synagogue a man possessed by an evil spirit. He shouted: 24“What do you want from us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are: you are the Holy One of God.” 25Jesus said to him, “Shut up and get out of him!” 26Then the evil spirit shook the man violently, gave a loud shout and left. 27And they were all greatly astonished and asked one another, “What is this? A new teaching, given with authority: he even commands evil spirits, and they obey!” 28And the fame of Jesus soon spread far and wide, throughout the whole region of Galilee. – Word of salvation. Reflection: Jesus teaches in the synagogue, the place where the Jewish community meets. He speaks with authority. His word provokes the reaction of the unclean spirit. This represents people who are comfortable with the current system; They believe that the people of Israel are superior to other peoples and, therefore, despise them. This is what they learn from the teachers of the Law and the Pharisees. This is not the mentality that Jesus comes to support. On the contrary, Jesus announces the Kingdom of God, which is universal; covers all nations. Therefore, by the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus commands the unclean spirit to leave that man: “Shut up and come out of him”. The effect is soon seen. Disconcerted, the crowd recognizes a superior power in Jesus: “What is this? A new teaching, given with authority!”

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