Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel..Thursday 13 September 2018
I read it with a sad heart in yesterday’s paper :
“That the European Parliament in the early afternoon with a close to 70 % majority endorsed the reports about the Hungarian situation , and following this they moved to the next level against Hungary prosecuting the country .” Index
What is to be done ? ‘But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.”….Luke 6, 27 Jesus in today’s gospel shows everyone a clear direction ! Every time if we get into conflict with anybody we have to continue on the way of love ! Get going without hatred , calmly stating your views , one has to have an ongoing dialogue , we have to try to convince them about our truth the ones who think differently !! Jesus does not only tells this to us , asks us but He Himself after Good Friday , goes to face the disciples from Emmaus with pierced feet and heart and calmly , with love accompanies them ! Jesus talks to them so wisely, nicely , reasons , teaches that by the end of the journey these people who were sunk into themselves, their faith shaken not only say" our hearts burning within us while he talked with us “and they have the strength to go back during the night to their companions , so they themselves can actually rouse their companions disheartened by the "scandal "of Golgotha !!
There is only one road ahead of us , the way of a dialogue, this road leads us into life, into the tomorrow , we have to walk on this path as well as individuals, but as a nation as well!!
translated by dr k.e.
‘But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. Do to others as you would have them do to you.
‘If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
‘Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.’