My Lord , I do not dare to comment on Your teachings regarding the final times ! I am convinced once all will be fulfilled then everything will become clear to us, but until that time if You help me carry out my duties , I’ll console a few children, ,I’ll plant a few flowers , saplings and I will tell many, many jokes here and there, feel good stories , and I ‘ll proclaim with a childlike trust Your infinite merciful goodness!!
My mind is at rest , because I believe , that not only my own fate is in good hands , but also the destiny of our world is in Your protective, blessed hand !!
translated by dr k.e.
Jesus said to his disciples: 'When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then you must realise that it will soon be laid desolate. Then those in Judaea must escape to the mountains, those inside the city must leave it, and those in country districts must not take refuge in it. For this is the time of retribution when all that scripture says must be fulfilled.
Alas for those with child, or with babies at the breast, when those days come! 'For great misery will descend on the land and retribution on this people. They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive to every gentile country; and Jerusalem will be trampled down by the gentiles until their time is complete.
'There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; on earth nations in agony, bewildered by the turmoil of the ocean and its waves; men fainting away with terror and fear at what menaces the world, for the powers of heaven will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
When these things begin to take place, stand erect, hold your heads high, because your liberation is near at hand.'
The Heavenly Father would like to teach us to take hold of each other’s hand. Unselfishly and kindly. When our Lord Jesus Christ sees, that His disciples are happy just because they could carry out good deeds , He knows that the creation of the world is on the home stretch.
Father Csaba’s reflections on the gospel for Tuesday 22 November 2016
My Lord, I believe that our existence is open towards Your infinite love, goodness wisdom !! I believe that despite all difficulties, Your plans with us and our World will be fulfilled !!
When ? I do not know ,I only know that it is worthwhile to persevere , to walk on Your narrow, steep path , it is worthwhile to stand up as often as needed for Your holy name even if that is very difficult! I ask for faith for myself and my brethren , so that nothing can deter me from the way of love and mercy, at the end of which it is quite certain that You await us !!
translated by dr k.e.
While some people were speaking about how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings, Jesus said, “All that you see here– the days will come when there will not be left a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down.”
Then they asked him, “Teacher, when will this happen?
And what sign will there be when all these things are about to happen?”
“See that you not be deceived,
for many will come in my name, saying,
‘I am he,’ and ‘The time has come.’
Do not follow them!
When you hear of wars and insurrections,
do not be terrified; for such things must happen first,
but it will not immediately be the end.”
Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.
There will be powerful earthquakes, famines, and plagues from place to place; and awesome sights and mighty signs will come from the sky.”
It would be great to see one another through the eyes of God, the little handful of dust that sets out towards the infinity ! Let us be determined to see one another with brotherly love beautiful , just and quietly , with goodness let’s try to correct those faults that surface in the course of the everyday .
Very often I feel that my strength, talent, opportunity is so modest that they are inadequate for me to stand in front of You my Lord ! In today’s gospel passage the two small coins of the poor widow give me strength , courage ,so that even with my own modest means I can follow You , despite my insignificance to serve You !! It is good to know my Lord that with You there is no “too much “ or "too little” , important or insignificant because the only thing that matters how much love, devotion , goodness do we possess ! For You our endeavor is a small seed , that by Your divine dispensation will grow to become a very large tree !!! I ask You lovingly , help me my Lord , that without counting costs I, we dare to embark on the path of love and there where I,we happen to be carry out the tasks that Your Holy Majesty entrusted us with !!
translated by dr k.e.
When Jesus looked up he saw some wealthy people putting their offerings into the treasury and he noticed a poor widow putting in two small coins.
He said, “I tell you truly, this poor widow put in more than all the rest; for those others have all made offerings from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood.”
Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel for today.
Feast of Christ the King , King of the Universe..
Sunday 20 November 2016 last Sunday of the liturgical year.
My Lord, what else could we do then again and again repeat the words of the criminal on Your right hand-side also suffering with You "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
I do not have the confidence, trust in my own actions but only in Your infinite mercy, goodness!! You created me, called me to life , all that I own, have is a gift, I believe and proclaim that I can also only receive eternal life together with my loved one as a gift in Your Kingdom in Heaven !!
With a childlike trust,
translated by dr k.e.
And the people stood by, watching; but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, "He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!"
The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him vinegar,
and saying, "If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!"
There was also an inscription over him, "This is the King of the Jews."
One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, "Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!"
But the other rebuked him, saying, "Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?
And we indeed justly; for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong."
And he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."
And he said to him, "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”
It is the time of Advent ! In the seemingly endless night what difference is a flickering light making ? I am not sure. I only know, that one has to be like a burning flame !! That we have to start anew after each lost battle . Whatever has happened , one has to get up again and rekindle the flame, the love, the goodness , the virtues. One has to be a burning beacon ,even if you are consumed by the fire.
Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel for today…
My Lord , the temple of my body is Yours, I beseech You with infinite humbleness to visit Your sanctuary and drive out all that does not belong there! Cleanse me, because You have the power , the strength, the wisdom to do so ! The years are going by , I feel, that so often my so frequently cherished faults, bad habits‘ roots run deep , Your temple , became a cave of peddlers’ desires frittering away Your will of creation , of fear , standstill ! During the decades I learnt to live together with my sluggish nature, with my dreams within boundaries , with my shortcomings , it cannot be, it's not allowed , that is the end of it ! All these I know are sins , because they limit Your power in the further creation of our world , the spreading of Your life-giving graces! So many things occupy my time in the temple of my body , I shuffle here and there , I fiddle , without You in the midst of all the odds and ends I get lost ! Come into Your own so that You cleanse me, sanctify me with Your everyday teaching, healing holy presence !!!!
Trusting in the grace of God,
translated by dr k.e.
Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things, saying to them,
“It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.”
And every day he was teaching in the temple area.
The chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people, meanwhile, were seeking to put him to death, but they could find no way to accomplish their purpose because all the people were hanging on his words.