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Read more: Monday 5 December 2016Father Csaba’s reflections on today’s gospel.
Monday 5 December 2016
My Lord in the gospel for today I admire the friends of the sick man , who were not deterred by seeing the difficulties but with a living faith brought their companion to You so, You may heal him !! This is a beautiful story , today I am offering my prayers for those who want to help, most of all for my teacher/carers who day after day the same way embrace the children in their care and try with love and prayer to bring them into Your presence so You may heal, teach, comfort them !! Bless my Lord those who have the intention to help by bending down to the needy   the carers, my colleagues , our supporters who by seeing the fruits of their labour , may their heart be filled by joy, light , live in peace with their children here on earth and  may their receive eternal life as a reward for their work !!
With love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
Picture: Bedtime story with Nagy Mariann the carer in Medgyes !! 
Jesus Heals a Paralytic
On one of those days, as he was teaching, Pharisees and oteachers of the law were sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. And pthe power of the Lord was with him to heal. And behold, some men were bringing ron a bed a man who was paralyzed, and they were seeking to bring him in and lay him before Jesus,  but finding no way to bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on sthe roof and let him down with his bed tthrough the tiles into the midst before Jesus.  And uwhen he saw their faith, he said, “Man, vyour sins are forgiven you.”  And the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, saying, “Who is this who speaks wblasphemies? xWho can forgive sins but God alone?”  When Jesus yperceived their thoughts, he answered them, “Why do you question in your hearts? Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? But that you may know that zthe Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the man who was paralyzed—“I say to you, rise, pick up your bed and go home.”  And immediately he rose up before them and picked up what he had been lying on and went home, aglorifying God.  And amazement seized them all, and they aglorified God and were filled awith awe, saying, “We have seen extraordinary things today.”
Luke 5, 17-26

Read more: 4 December 2016 -2nd Sunday of Advent.Father Csaba’s reflections for the Second Sunday of Advent.
4 December 2016 -2nd Sunday of Advent.
The harvest is plentiful  but there are very few workers, I pray humbly that You, my Lord send  workers for the harvesting!!  What is asked in the gospel applies to all of us :
"‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.” My Lord help me so I maybe able to straighten the path, of people, that leads to You wisely, lovingly with humble perseverance  ! Make me into bridge-builder, a signpost , a step in a staircase, that wears out from use!! As Your priest-friar I would like to make the path of the man seeking God easier , straighter , to warn them of the dangers of precipices , hopeless dead-end streets so that more and more of them will share in the meeting with You that means life , consolation!!
With love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
Picture:Symbolically I stood by the side of the planing Saint Joseph so I can help Jesus to hold the beam firmly!!
In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, 2“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”3This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’” 4Now John wore clothing of camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.5Then the people of Jerusalem and all Judea were going out to him, and all the region along the Jordan, 6and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.
7But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Bear fruit worthy of repentance. 9Do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our ancestor’; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. 10Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 11“I baptize you with water for repentance, but one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and will gather his wheat into the granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”
Matthew 3, 1-12

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