Read more: Thursday 16 March 2017Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel..
Thursday 16 March 2017
Greed !!! Why are we collecting things that we really have no need for !?
Many people entrusted me with their assets, at times like this one is left standing in the midst of a large pile of various objects , looking for the masterpiece , of lasting value , the creation that was the result of so much coming and going , dealing and buying!!! After our death I think something similar happens to us ! All veils fall off our eyes and we take a long hard look with our eyes wide open at our entire earthly existence , good and bad equally !!! Where did we succeed from all that God gave us to create something of lasting value , something nice , something valuable for others too and not just some worthless junk?! Then you will clearly see the stone thrown away by you, was meant by your Creator to become a cornerstone in that cathedral , in which parts of the odds and ends ,of no real value gathered by you, are becoming rancid under the mounds !!!!
Poor Lazarus is not going to condemn you, neither is your God going pass a judgement on you, you will judge yourself! Yes, the judgement is in your hand , you there and then will clearly see the huge opportunity, the lives that you could have said yes to , the children , the grandchildren , your little house meant for them , in which you yourself through them could have rolled  away ,like a big river but from which only moths eaten mounds of clothing, wrecks eaten by rust , mounds of worthless thrash became ! It is no longer a question here , why you could not , why you did not dare, why you would not decide by life , or else decide ,  by the  serving, selfless everyday  , the match has been called off ,  the opportunities have ended , you are left there standing ashamed among all the worthless junk in a heap , gathered by your greedy desires !! Using your God given talents you could have been an artist , a scientist , an entrepreneur  giving honest work, employing lots of people , a farmer , magnanimously working for the benefit of your brethren a human-cathedral being a blessing for them , but you were lead by your greedy desires you became like a malignant tumour, that only feeds itself, strangling everything around it that lived and served life !
You can still decide today, you have the key to your house , dare to be good-hearted , dare to exchange the financial  possessions entrusted to you for life, real enduring , lasting values that are not eaten by moth or corroded by rust ! Believe it your money locked up in your money box, will be lost, will be devalued , cheerful laughter of children are much , much nicer , last much longer , more pleasing to God ! Money, treasures will not buy your eternal salvation  believe it that only through a diligent, honest life, the bursting joy in your surrounding and gratitude can only open the way towards you God’s open arms !
With love,
Father Csaba
translated by dr k.e.
Picture: my treasures , the children after a successful performance in Torockó.
19 ‘There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. 22The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham.* The rich man also died and was buried. 23In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side.* 24He called out, “Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.” 25But Abraham said, “Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony. 26Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.” 27He said, “Then, father, I beg you to send him to my father’s house— 28for I have five brothers—that he may warn them, so that they will not also come into this place of torment.” 29Abraham replied, “They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.” 30He said, “No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.” 31He said to him, “If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.” 
Luke 16, 19-31
Read more: Wednesday 15 March 2017Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel..
Wednesday 15 March 2017
Jesus’ patience is awesome !! He speaks very clearly of the secret of the redemption , the commandment of love above all else and even His closest companions fail to understand His words, foolishly they are scrounging for power from Him!! The serving love , does not move people forcefully coming from the outside, but prompts one from the inside to do good ,is marvelous and it is extremely difficult to understand its secret,its beauty,its infinite power !! God does not want us to follow Him out of fear, downhearted resignation but guided by love to do good, to trust in the beautiful world He created !! He wants to awaken a desire in us for a pure, noble ,free life without the concert of the whistlers !! The one who loves is capable to die even for his own executioners because no-one has greater love than the one who gives his life for his brethren !!!!!
All day today we remembered with prayerful respect those, who gave their lives for our freedom !!
Father Csaba
translated by dr k.e.
17 While Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and said to them on the way, 18‘See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death; 19then they will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified; and on the third day he will be raised.’
20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, and kneeling before him, she asked a favour of him. 21And he said to her, ‘What do you want?’ She said to him, ‘Declare that these two sons of mine will sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.’ 22But Jesus answered, ‘You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?’* They said to him, ‘We are able.’ 23He said to them, ‘You will indeed drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left, this is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.’
24 When the ten heard it, they were angry with the two brothers. 25But Jesus called them to him and said, ‘You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them.26It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, 27and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; 28just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.’
Matthew 20, 17-28
Read more: Monday 13 March 2017Father Csaba’s reflections on the gospel..
Monday 13 March 2017
I met a strikingly beautiful young woman the other day , she is a university student , she is good at sport , it was good to hear the way she was speaking with enthusiasm, animated about her plans ! I listened happily and in myself I remembered that sad day, when 20 years ago  this girl was born and her mother died whilst giving birth ! There and then everything seemed so hopeless , sad and behold God’s mercy creates a  life-giving, beautiful spring in the merciless desert !
I admire the explosion of life year after year, the blessed spring bringing the teeming of life as self-assured, impudent it comes through towards the light through last year’s decaying carpet of leaves unstoppable! This same inconceivable , God given holy life ,like an invisible stream that babbles in you as well, since you were also born in the image and likeness of your Creator ! Trust in your Lord, let always and all the  renewing ,life-giving mercy to fill you!
My dear brother I am praying today that in all your thoughts and through all your deeds may this great, beautiful godlike feature surface , the holy Mercy !
With love.
Father Csaba
translated by dr k.e.
photo: You  looking out smiling , confidently into the world even if from the window of a child protection home .
In the Sermon on the mount Jesus speaks to His disciples….
Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.
"Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;
give, and it will be given to you; 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.”
Luke 6, 36-38
Read more: Saturday, 11 March 2017Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel,
Saturday, 11 March 2017
"Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5,48
Christ’s standard is incredible !! Our Master encourages us with formidable courage !! He does not out it past us that we are capable to get back on our feet , get going , lead a good life and be as perfect as our Heavenly Father !! Jesus knows what dwells in man’s heart yet He still believes that the old Nicodemus is capable of being reborn, the greedy, , corrupt Zaccheus to repent, the woman caught in adultery to live a virtuous, faithful life !!
My Lord I ask for your faith, grant us that , we born in Your image and likeness , to travel this world with Your living faith , and to trust ourselves as You trust in Your children created by Your hand !!
With prayerful love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
 ‘You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy.” But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax-collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers and sisters,* what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Matthew 5, 43-48
Read more: Thursday 9 March 2017Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel….
Thursday 9 March 2017
Here is a beautiful film !!I am praying for wisdom that our scientists by discovering the secrets of the universe they can lead us closer to one another and our real goals! Hatred is a knowledge obtained by false, harmful studies that making the most of our bad habits is thrusting, repelling its victim into destruction, ruin !! If teaching , educating in our society would be done wisely , smartly then not only would our fears, the walls separating us collapse but they would not even be built !
The way I can see it that the truths found and acquired would make all of us better , purer, liberated ! I ask you lovingly that we value, appreciate the real, God-given teachers , wise people and we also ask form God the gift of wisdom, to strive through  the mastering of truths from reputable sources to wisdom!
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With love ,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
In the sermon on the mount Jesus spoke thus  to His disciple:
7 ‘Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. 8For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. 9Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone? 10Or if the child asks for a fish, will give a snake? 11If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
12 ‘In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.
Matthew 7, 7-12
Read more: Tuesday 7 March 2017Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel..
Tuesday 7 March 2017
‘When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do;”
Stand up, do not finish the sentence that you are just reading , set off to pray ! You have nothing more important to do since your Creator is waiting for you, I am off as well …..
Father Csaba
translated by dr k.e.
‘When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words.8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
‘Pray then in this way:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name. 
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread.* 
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors. 
And do not bring us to the time of trial,*
but rescue us from the evil one.* 
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Matthew 6, 7-15
Read more: Monday 6 March 2017Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel….
Monday 6 March 2017
“ Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.”
Lets try to please our Lord Jesus Christ, lets look for a ordinary, person a beggar and invite them for a coffee , a piece of cake !! Or lets write a letter to someone we would not have otherwise ..a few kind lines !! Imagine you are taking Jesus Himself to the cake shop , you ring our Lord on the phone , what great joy what a grace, lets not miss out on this opportunity !! One thing is important to present someone with our loving attention who cannot repay us…
With love ,
Father Csaba
translated by dr k.e.
31 ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. 34Then the king will say to those at his right hand, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 35for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” 37Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? 38And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? 39And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?” 40And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family,* you did it to me.” 41Then he will say to those at his left hand, “You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; 42for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.”44Then they also will answer, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?” 45Then he will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.” 46And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.’ 
Matthew 25, 31-46
Read more: First Sunday of Lent, 5 March 2017Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel……
First Sunday of Lent , 5 March 2017
Consumerism , power , possession ! The evil spirit gathers his victims with the same tricks even today ! Consume, devour, perform a miracle for yourself , tell the stones to turn into bread! If this does would not work , there is the other temptation !  Throw yourself off in broad daylight from the roof of the church people will admire you , you will be the king, you will have power , you can reign over your companions. Not only the desire to consume and power is present in every man but also the desire of possessions! You can afford it , take it away, take it home , it will be yours !
Christ rejects all temptations ! Is the holy moderation present in me in nourishments , do I have a realistic expectation in clothing, furnishing my home or is greed leading me ? In my relation with my companions is serving love or the desire of the power to crush , to trample on others my decision ?
During Lent I should consciously decide to turn towards simple, pure , healthy food instead of expensive , exotic ones ! Out of my possessions all that is superfluous , with a generous decision I should give  to the ones who have a need for it !During these holy forty days even if it is in my power to give others orders , instead I should try to get the ones entrusted to me  guided by the serving love of our Lord !
Becoming quiet I should notice where and with what is  the evil one is attacking wanting, causing the ruining of me and my family.!
With love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
4Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. 3The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4But he answered, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” 5Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and ‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.’” 7Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 8Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor; 9and he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.”10Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! for it is written, ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.’” 11Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him.
Matthew 4, 1-11
Read more: Saturday 4 March 2017Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel
Saturday 4 March 2017
Active and passive life ! As a resourceful young man calls a girl for a dance , the same way Jesus also fearlessly addresses His disciples and calls them :”Come and I’ll make you fishers of men !”The young ones leave the fishing boats , the tax booth  , everything and “ puts a hand to the plow” , without looking back follow Him !! Unfortunately today’s Church resembles more like a wall-flower , who is waiting for the arrival of the saintly, well-groomed Christian arriving on a white horse , who will listen with devotions that why do se few ask her for a dance !
May God grant us , to be filled with the courage , dynamism of our Lord Jesus Christ, that we dare to  reach out  to the young people with the joy of the gospel, lets not be afraid of scandals  but trust in God ! Lets believe in the Lord of Life ,still actively working to this day !!
With love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
picture: The Lord  addresses Saint László,t he performance of the children from Szalonta in the church named after Saint Katalin, in Slovenia 
After this he went out and saw a tax-collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, ‘Follow me.’ 28And he got up, left everything, and followed him.
Then Levi gave a great banquet for him in his house; and there was a large crowd of tax-collectors and others sitting at the table* with them.30The Pharisees and their scribes were complaining to his disciples, saying, ‘Why do you eat and drink with tax-collectors and sinners?’31Jesus answered, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; 32I have come to call not the righteous but sinners to repentance.’
Luke 5, 27-32
Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel..
Read more: Friday 3 March 2017Friday 3 March 2017
Selfcontrol ! During one of the  holy masses a 4-5 years old child was playing up right to the end, I was looking at the mother who was patiently putting up with the child’s changing moods and the sound effects that were indicative of his tantrums ! I was smiling politely ,  but deep down I felt sorry for the child!
I felt sorry because even though his parents give him a lot ,but  it seems not one of the most important  skills in life , self-control, is not taught to their child !
Troubles , problems, disturbing circumstances were and will always be part of life around and within us that is why we have to teach our children how to behave when stressed ! Under optimal circumstances it is certainly easier to fulfill our duties but even in difficulties , worrying times  and what is more in headwinds we have to keep moving on the road marked by us  because otherwise we are going to become the evil spirit’s billiard balls , playthings! 
Lets consider in our eating, speaking , the different everyday circumstances who is giving us orders who is moving our tongues, hands , feet who is directing our thoughts , decisions ? Is it my will  by which  I decide when, what and how much do I eat , and that I can only learn this after a deliberate fasting ! By the same token can I also “fast” with my tongue so that I do not speak or by that I do not use certain "ill-tempered "words ! At first it will be strange when you embark on this road but training your willpower , you will realize that it is good to be at home within your own body , and to be masters of all those skills  that God presented us with !! 
A good parent will explain to their child when we go to school, church or even go visiting we just observe , calmly  watch the happenings !! Yes people will speak to us and we pay attention because this way we become smarter , cleverer , behaving nicely so we are not a burden , a nuisance for others , because what you expect from others is what you have to give to others as well! We explained this to several thousand children and I can see that the children understand this, and slowly growing up like this become useful members of  society !
It is Lent , lets embark taking small steps on the road of self-discipline , lets learn how to behave , to be in charge so that we can also be happy in a happy society !!
With love ,
Father Csaba
translated by dr k.e.
Picture: a child behaving in the dental chair. 
Then John's disciples came to him and said, 'Why is it that we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not?'
Jesus replied, 'Surely the bridegroom's attendants cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is still with them? But the time will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.
Matthew 9, 14-15
Read more: Thursday 2 March 2017Father Csaba’s reflections on the gospel….
Thursday 2 March 2017
"Anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake, will save it. “ Luke 9,25
What will be ours is what we generously share, and to what I cling to tenaciously I’ll loose ! I don’t possess something by having it because my poverty is my real richness , to which I should be attached to more than anything else !!
With love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
And he said, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.”
Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.  For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.  What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?
Luke 9, 22-25