Read more: Wednesday 10 October 2018Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Wednesday 10 October 2018
"Lord, teach us to pray” Luke 11, 1  We normally recite the Our Father from the gospel of Saint Matthew (Mathew 6,9-13)
Let us quietly say the Our Father and lets reflect on these few lines !
The first thing that is apparent that Jesus does not say that sit down, let your hearts be still, meditate on pleasant thought and feel good in  peaceful harmony , but one could say that the Master composes certain “passwords” , sets out tasks , I have the definite feeling that the Master in this prayer gives work to do !! The big question to whom are these tasks addressed to? By whom should be “Thy name” be sanctified ? By whom should “Thy Kingdom” come ?  By whom should our creator God’s “thy will be done”? I am certain that Jesus puts  into words these goals, work  , the tasks to be done for us !!
We can see that Jesus is not a lonely warrior , He would like us to be His companions in all His work! Jesus involves  Mary,  Saint  Joseph , but even His angels are sent to the shepherds , so that they also come with their modest presents they contribute to the great work of the redemption! He puts a Star on the sky so that the wisemen from the Orient find their way to Bethlehem , so that by well-meant gifts they can look after the  Holy Family !! Jesus organises a team , twelve apostles , 72 disciples and there is no stopping the Master calls everyone , because :"The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;” Mat. 9, 37 The Christian prayer in this world is not the man reaching his goal then leaning back , his happy floating in the nullity, a pink nirvana ! Jesus’ prayers are full of life , action !! The praying man kneels in front of the still working ,  Lord of the harvest,Who gave Noah, Abraham , Moses and all the prophets gives all of them work, a task! 
It is natural that Jesus takes His disciples to rest in a lonely place , but at the same time He encourages , that even in our prayers :” ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Matthew 9, 38
For me prayer is a joyful , peaceful discussion! He is the Good Shepherd, I am the puli, He is the engineer and I am the worker by His side ! The quietness of prayer for me is the weaving of plans, dreams , their discussion , a triumphant readying for one or more new task! Naturally that this creative , constructive work is illuminated by the seventh day the we can lean back with the sweet taste of the work well-done , we can take delight in the mutual work , that the creator God, who never ceases to work in the further creation of the world, our heavenly Father creates with His children !
For me the prayer is a dynamic meeting with the infinitely wise, strong, just, merciful God ! Who has a sense of humour , Who understands our weaknesses , our fears and even seeing our clumsy stumbling never looses His trust He placed in us , and Who quite certainly will never send away the one from His vineyard who wants to start working there no matter how late !
With love, 
Father Csaba
translated by dr k.e.
Jesus was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples." He said to them, "When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us. And do not bring us to the time of trial."
Luke 11:1-4
Read more: Tuesday 9 October 2018Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel ….  Tuesday 9 October 2018 .
"Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10, 42
One of the big gift of my life was when I got to Egypt , into the cave of the Great Saint Anthony ! I was sitting outside in the desert in the small cave , the size of a cell by myself , I was praying and an infinite inner peace , joy filled my heart !! It is good for me to be here , I would like to move here at least for a month , week , I thought to myself ! Whenever God speaks to me He always speaks patiently, with goodness , but now I felt that He was sad, perhaps exasperated as well : “ Why would you need to lech after , wander around , all of Europe’s churches are empty , there too I am alone in the sanctuary , you don’t have to travel far to find me !”
I was sitting in the cave of the Great Saint Anthony and I was overcome by a great shame . Our sanctuaries , churches the houses of our creator God , and really most of them stand there closed nearly all day long, empty , deserted ! Whilst in the meantime we gather for one or more “ functions”, but apart from that we very rarely drop in for one or more quiet chit-chat , to have a conversation , to pray in God’s house !! 
Come lets choose the better part , that what we will never loose and crouch down with prayerful love at the feet of our creator God ! Come lets fill our sanctuaries ! 
Lets fill our churches with joyous songs praising God , prayer, life !!! In my childhood we sang a popular song : “ The square is ours because we grew up here !” The church is going to be ours , if we fill it with prayerful love !!
On bended knees in front of the Infinity,
Father Csaba
translated by dr k.e.
Picture :The altar in the church in Szováta.
Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, "Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me." But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her."
Luke 10:38-42
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Mary at everyone of Her appearances asks us continuously  , to pray to turn trustingly to Her Holy Son, and to do all that He asks from us ! Nowadays I often try and imagine in my mind’s eye, as upon Her Holy Son’s request Mary gathers the apostles in Jerusalem in the Upper Room , so that they pray in the quietness before Pentecost  , ask with trust the  life-giving  emanation of the Holy Spirit ! I try to imagine the small details also, to contemplate the Virgin who gave birth to God !! Mary is praying before noon with the apostles , they sing beautiful psalms , then quietly She departs and prepares a nice lunch , lays the table, then calls Her precious Son’s friends : come and have such! Then after lunch Mary encourages the apostles with Jesus’ words  to pray with endurance : “9 And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 11 What father among you, if his son asks for[a] a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; 12 or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”Luke 11, 9-13
Mary prays together with the apostles , the days go by, seemingly nothing happens , but the  Blessed Virgin Mother does not give up , encourages , heartens ,reassures , just as    in Her apparitions in many, many parts of the world  ! On Pentecost Sunday the miracle happens  , the third divine person, the Holy Spirit becomes incarnate in the apostles , then through their prayers emanates on all those who ask for the sacrament of baptism from Saint Peter and  his companions !!
On the Feast of our Blessed Lady of Hungary I  encourage you with love, listen to Mary with trust  ,we should also in our own Upper Room ,  in the sanctuary of our heart start praying, lets put out two hands together and crouch at the feet of our Saviour ! In the life-giving community of the one God, in the Holy Trinity lets quieten down , lets choose the better part , lets get our hearts used to the magnificence , that infinite joyful peace in which the greater things are born! Let the God of love address , call us , who not only wants to become our companion in this earthly pilgrimage , but would like to transform us to His own image and likeness , making all of us more beautiful ! 
With love ,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”
Luke 1, 26-28
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I am reading the words of today’s gospel humbly on my knees ! I am afraid that even seeing all Your miracles of our world, people still do not look deep within themselves , they do not step bravely on the path of reconciliation, conversion !! All over the world insatiable greed, scathing envy , unstoppable discord, arguments are eating away everything, murderous wars are disfiguring Your beautiful creations , the faces of Your beloved children redeemed by Your precious blood !!
What can we do ?
We are insignificant, small , fallible, weak , we cannot perform great miracles , but see we decided by Your side , by life, in Your name we accept, take in the children in trouble ! Many of us from many places have gathered under the banner of Your great saint , Saint Francis  our father and despite  our weaknesses , with a trusting spirit in You , loving, supporting each other we take the children in ! This tiny spirit on the table is our profession of faith , our trust in You, the token of our love!! We dared to accept these tiny, fragile lives in Your name , with a trusting spirit in You, despite our insignificance placing them on our table !!
Help us my Lord to shout it into the world , that Your way is a feasible plan , beautiful, joyful , to keep Your commandments is delightful, because it is really good, to be good , it is good to do good , to walk on the way of merciful love !! Just as it is great after a tiring , dusty day to stretch out in a bathtub full of water , the same way it is good to leave behind the rancid casts off of selfishness , avarice and be cleansed in "bath” of  reconciliation ! It is good to be reborn  and decide by serving love , leaving behind our selfishness , paying attention to others , live for others , go on a pilgrimage with our brethren on the dusty roads of this world, to praise You with love !! 
With love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
Jesus said to his disciples, "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the deeds of power done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But at the judgment it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? No, you will be brought down to Hades. "Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me, and whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me."
Luke 10:13-16
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"For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward.” Mark 9, 38 
Looking at the pictures taken of the happy , smiling  faces of our children  from our different child protection homes in Transylvania  and in the turmoil of the Arena , my heart is filled with gratitude towards those who bent down with love, goodness and welcomed these young people drifted away from their families, with this wonderful experience . Who could say how many glasses of water our children received between the 12-16 September in Budapest !?
It is good to be good ! ! Together to give thanks to our Creator , from whose kind-heartedness we received all that we have is joyful and good ! To teach our children to give thanks joyfully for all that we receive day after day is the most important task of every teacher !  This joyful gratitude that I feel , that fills me  that makes our faces more beautiful , turns our glances towards each other , give meaning to our work and leaves a good taste in our mouths for life, to start again tomorrow , to move on ! 
Our gathering in the Aréna for me in  putting it in the most appropriate word was a joyful praise of God , of our big family gathered from so many different places , a psalm of the XXI.century with its own colourful bustle !
May God grant us that such and similar events to this thanksgiving, may fill our schools, our villages, our churches !!
With love ,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
John said to him, ‘Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.’ But Jesus said, ‘Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterwards to speak evil of me. Whoever is not against us is for us. For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward.
‘If any of you put a stumbling-block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to have two hands and to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than to have two feet and to be thrown into hell. And if your eye causes you to stumble, tear it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and to be thrown into hell, where their worm never dies, and the fire is never quenched.
Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48
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Anybody can ask the question : do angels exist ?! 
I accept the teachings of Jesus Christ , I am a believer ! I believe that God us the Lord of space, time , the visible and invisible world ! I believe that my Creator sees all that has happened and all that has not happened yet , our deeds as well just as He did Nathanael under the fig tree. Lets trust in Jesus , our Redeemer does not want to present a false image to us  when He talked about the angels of God ! For this reason today on the feast of Saint Michael , Saint Gabriel and Saint Raphael archangels , I bow my head with great respect and I ask with living faith for the powerful help of God’s angels  for  our children , my people , our world !
With love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, "Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!" Nathanael asked him, "Where did you get to know me?" Jesus answered, "I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you." Nathanael replied, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!" Jesus answered, "Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these." And he said to him, "Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."
John 1:47-51
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Meeting  with God is a grace, Herod would have had the opportunity to meet with Christ , to repent , to start a new life , even to become the great apostle of the Master! Let’s think about it , this man with his own power, strength , if he would have chosen to stand by our Redeemer how much good he could’ve accomplished ?!  Herod did not go to Jesus , he chose the way of the dance of  loose women , the nightly orgies, murder ! 
Jesus  can bring out uneasiness not only in Herod  but in all of us  ! It would be good if we would also look for the opportunity to meet with Him ! God’s holy presence is like that of the blessed sunshine , He reveals to us our real lives, faces and all the “dirt” , blemishes  present in ourselves , in our surrounding, the unfinished dreams , makes visible to us the ruins left behind !! It is certain that such a meeting is the hour of truth , because in the presence of God the veil will drop off, our true colours will show , the half-truths will also become evident, and in the light we will see everything much more clearly ! One does not have to get frightened , we are all pilgrims on a continuously developing, unfolding journey , perfection for us is an attainable , far away goal for us !! Sin hurts, conversion is joy, healing ! It is not from the light that our lives will be in ruins , sullied , but in the light simply everything will become visible that is not completed yet , all that defaces us !! In the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ we should not be disheartened , but we have to knuckle down that through repentance , good deeds we dress in the nice wedding garments , to become more beautiful, orderly for the meeting with God , the feast !! This is the eternal happiness , that we all long for deep within our heart !
With love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
Picture : Our children from Szentsimon in festive outfits. 
Now Herod the ruler heard about all that had taken place, and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead, by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the ancient prophets had arisen. Herod said, "John I beheaded; but who is this about whom I hear such things?" And he tried to see him.
Luke 9:7-9
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 Upon the call of Jesus you can step on the way of serving love, following the example of Mary , but you can also refuse this invitation, just like the rich young man! 
Lets dare to say yes for love,goodness ,lets dare to set out towards each other , lets dare to take each others hand with trust ,have trust in each other , rejoice in the fact that we are brethren !!
I am not sure what it means to God if we love each other , but when I saw two of my dear colleagues , huddled up like this, looking happily the performance of our children , then my heart is filled with joy ! I am sure that the most beautiful gift for our Creator that we can give in this world , that is if we also set out on the way of love , joyfully, happily , we are kind-hearted towards each other !
With love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : My two dear colleagues Zsóka and Éva 
Then Jesus called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. He said to them, 'Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money - not even an extra tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there, and leave from there. Wherever they do not welcome you, as you are leaving that town shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.' They departed and went through the villages, bringing the good news and curing diseases everywhere.
Luke 9:1-6
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"My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.”Luke 8, 21
Do you want to get into deep, personal relationship with Jesus , like the one He had with His mother, relatives? If so then go , listen and put Jesus’ words into action in your life !
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : One of  our sons from Zsombolya dancing and a girl from Budapest admiring it...
Then Jesus' mother and his brothers came to him, but they could not reach him because of the crowd. And he was told, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you." But he said to them, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it."
Luke 8:19-21
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The spirit of ambition, the evil tempter , well-well is even there among the apostles !! Jesus does not get angry , but does not move on passively either , but wisely, calmly puts His apostles in their place !! No problem if you want to be great , but the one who’ll be the greatest of you , is the who can be a servant to all !! 
He puts things in their proper perspective , they shake the dust off their feet and life goes on !! How great it would be if we would learn from Jesus and if in one another , ourselves we discover the evil, the sin and we could so simply rethink everything and peacefully move on !!
With love,
Father Csaba
translated by dr k.e.
Photo: The quietness of the church in Déva
They went on from there and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, "The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again." But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him. Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, "What were you arguing about on the way?" But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, "Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all." Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, "Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me."
Mark 9:30-37
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Jesus addresses people, sees them beautiful , and those people in His creative glance are born again, become more beautiful , become saints !  First and foremost you have to see your companion, your children  beautiful, and you’ll see that in your surrounding bright eyed people will live !! Do not be afraid of the new school year ,  just love !!!
"Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full--pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.”Luke 6,38
If you love your work bravely, with endurance , your children , your colleagues , they will grow more beautiful ! The pure glance of your children will be a source, a well from which for us the water of life will gush forth ! It is good to work for them and because of them , quietly persevering in  the good times day after day , if need be restarting a thousand times ! Your most important duty as a carer , to love the children , to trust in them , to believe that the road on which we set out will lead them  and you as well to heaven !
Lets step with love on the way of Jesus Christ, 
Father Csaba
translated by dr k.e.
As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, "Follow me." And he got up and followed him. And as he sat at dinner in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and were sitting with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?" But when he heard this, he said, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners."
Matthew 9:9-13