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Friday 16 June 2017

b_300_300_16777215_00_images_stories_Szep_Termeszet_19113706_1410201532388794_6091418012455218067_n.jpgFather Csaba’s reflection on the gospel……
Friday 16 June 2017
Man’s soul and body is thirsting,  for tranquility , peace , happiness and not last -lets say it honestly- for sensual pleasure, these desires live in all of us and pursue us like the hound the wild beast !! As a small ship travelling on the raging sea  desires a peaceful haven , man desires the same way after the everyday struggles to get home and rest in the arms of his beloved !If man cannot be the master of these basic instincts , satisfy them from a pure source , then -and this source can be the root of most tragedies - we are capable of accepting all sorts of stop-gap arrangements , no-frill solution, even set out on the way of terrible sins !During my lifetime very many people with trust opened up their secrets and in me again and again the question arrises : Why is it that perhaps with this most important question for many we deal so rarely be it in the family , in the school, but even in the church ! How can one get acquainted , courting, starting a family , and live a happy married life ? Man born to infinite happiness why is satisfied by half measures , why do they extinguish this desire given by God with the stale , stinking water of drains when the crystal-clear sparkling  spring-water is there ?
Today’s gospel gave a further push to prepare Love’s "botanical path” , for those in love, for those yearning for love, by asking  as a guide Petőfi Sándor , the poet of the most beautiful Hungarian love-poems!!
With love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
Jesus said to his disciples:
"You have heard that it was said, You shall not commit adultery.
But I say to you, 
everyone who looks at a woman with lust
has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
If your right eye causes you to sin, 
tear it out and throw it away.
It is better for you to lose one of your members
than to have your whole body thrown into Gehenna.
And if your right hand causes you to sin, 
cut it off and throw it away.
It is better for you to lose one of your members
than to have your whole body go into Gehenna.
"It was also said,
Whoever divorces his wife must give her a bill of divorce.
But I say to you,
whoever divorces his wife (unless the marriage is unlawful)
causes her to commit adultery,
and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.”
Matthew 5, 27-32