Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Thursday 25 April 2019
Many would like to simplify Jesus’ story, they would like present our Redeemer as a simple teacher, an ideological wiseman. It is certain, that Jesus’ teaching is very important , with the commandment of love He established something that is marking the beginning of an era , but the person of Jesus Christ is much more important than this , since He is true God and true man as we profess it in the Creed . Jesus Himself asks the disciples to touch His body . He asks them for food and eats it in front of them , so that people’s faith will become stronger and deeper in our Redeemer. The gift is important but the giver is even more important . Christian teaching has to be learnt , but without getting to know , accept the Teacher , the Gospel will not become life within us.
From the kingdom of our Creator God, the Son of God comes among us ! Lets just think about this what infinite vistas does Jesus’ person open up in front of us . Already the fact itself that God the Creator of the whole universe empties Himself and comes among us as a Child, descends on earth can fill us with unbelievable joy.. Jesus is not only a distant light at the end of a dark tunnel of thousands of years , but He is the Light itself, the Hope that came true , the embodiment of the Faith of a believer . Jesus’ teaching without His Deity is only an empty cerebration ,train of thoughts , a nice teaching , The fact that the second divine Person for our sake became man, gives the whole of Christianity weight, meaning, perspective and no matter what we said, did, He did not let go of our hand. Jesus’ words , His parables , promises have to be taken seriously for the reason that Christ rose from the dead at the dawn of Easter .
I encourage you with the love of a lesser brother come lets go into our churches, lets get down on our knees in front of the blessed Sacrament lets put our hands out deliberately towards our Lord Jesus Christ , lets profess Him as our Redeemer , lets embrace Him with love , lets decide to stand by Him deliberately .
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : Holy mass in Csobánka .
The Word of God
Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, ‘Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.’ And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’ They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence.
Then he said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.’ Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.