Wednesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time
Reading I: Heb 7:1-3, 15-17
Melchizedek, king of Salem and priest of God Most High, met Abraham as he returned from his defeat of the kings and blessed him.
And Abraham apportioned to him a tenth of everything. His name first means righteous king, and he was also “king of Salem,” that is, king of peace.
Without father, mother, or ancestry, without beginning of days or end of life,
thus made to resemble the Son of God, he remains a priest forever. It is even more obvious if another priest is raised up after the likeness of Melchizedek, who has become so, not by a law expressed in a commandment concerning physical descent but by the power of a life that cannot be destroyed.
For it is testified: You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
Responsorial Psalm: 110:1, 2, 3, 4
You are a priest for ever, in the line of Melchizedek.
The LORD said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand till I make your enemies your footstool.” R.
The scepter of your power the LORD will stretch forth from Zion: “Rule in the midst of your enemies.” R.
“Yours is princely power in the day of your birth, in holy splendor; before the daystar, like the dew, I have begotten you.” R.
The LORD has sworn, and he will not repent: “You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.” R.
Jesus preached the Gospel of the Kingdom and cured every disease among the people. R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Gospel: Mk 3:1-6
Jesus entered the synagogue. There was a man there who had a withered hand. They watched Jesus closely to see if he would cure him on the Sabbath so that they might accuse him. He said to the man with the withered hand, “Come up here before us.”
Then he said to the Pharisees, “Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?”
But they remained silent. Looking around at them with anger and grieved at their hardness of heart, Jesus said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out and his hand was restored. The Pharisees went out and immediately took counsel with the Herodians against him to put him to death.
Tibatiba: Ko na riki ba te berebitero n tai nako n ai aron Merekitereka
Tariu ao maneu ti na reitira n te bong aio n uringia ara berebitero iaoni ao i tinanikun Kiribati n ana muioko te Uea ba a na riki ba ana berbitero n aki totoki n aiaron Merekitereka. Ti uringia ara berebitero ake a tia n rimoara ao aika a taonaki n te aoraki ba a na anganaki te marurung man aorakia ao a na kakaonimaki ni karaoi tabeia ni kawakintibu ma te nanorinano ao te kakaonimaki. N tabetai ao a maraki nanora irouia n aia waki ni kairiri ao n aki maiuakina raoi aia berita ma te Uea ba a na karaoi tabeia ma te ongotaeka ao te karinerine. Ti na butia naba te Uea ba e na kawakinia inanon nakoaia ni maiukinakina kanoan aia berita n ongotaeka ao n aki iein.
Tariu ao maneu ko kakaraoa tabem n tataro ibukia am berebitero? E koaua ba bon aio teuanan mamarara ni koaua ngaira tan onimaki ba ti aki ururingia ara berebitero n ara tataro ao ti tatauraoi ni waekoa ni winnatia. Ti na karekea tabera n uringa n ara tataro ni katoa bong ba a boni kainnanoa ara tataro. Ngkana e bon riai ao ti na aki tabara ni maroro ma ngaia ao ni waekoa ni boaia n mamaraia.
Te bai riki teuana ae rangi ni kakawaki ba ti na riai naba n tauraoi ni kareania natira nakon te nakoa ae tabu ngkai a bon rangi ni kainnanoaki. Ti na tataro ibukia natira ma tibura ba e na reke irouia te tauraoi ni kaburei maiuia n riki ba ana berebitero te Uea. Boni ngaia tan karokoi taian takaramentu nakoia aomata ao tan tia karokoa te Uea n rabatana ae te Eukari nakoia aomata nako. Ti na buokia naba ara berebitero ba a na teimatoa n riki ba berebitero n aki toki n ai aron Merekitereka.