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.
Lord reading Your words today, I am praying for the courage, trust of the blind beggar ! I ask You to teach us, as Your children in our troubles to turn You, grant us the courage to cry out to You ,in our difficulties to beseech Your help! Help our unbelief that even You have no cure for our “ills” or time to pay attention to our insignificant problems!!
A real Father always finds the time for His child ! I believe that You joyfully hear our timid knocks - even if in one or more situations we would be at fault- I implore You to answer our requests with mercy !!
translated by dr k.e.
As Jesus approached Jericho a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging, and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening.
They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”
He shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!”
The people walking in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent, but he kept calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me!”
Then Jesus stopped and ordered that he be brought to him; and when he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?”
He replied, “Lord, please let me see.”
Jesus told him, “Have sight; your faith has saved you.”
He immediately received his sight and followed him, giving glory to God.
When they saw this, all the people gave praise to God.
A child can be killed in the mother’s womb as well, but he or she cannot be destroyed because they have an immortal soul. At the time of the last judgement the child, covered in blood , will come face to face with his/her mother . I believe that there the two of them will have a lot to sort out. Not God will pronounce the judgement but this tiny life killed will say “ Mother look God would have meant for me to have this beautiful life….”
Éberség!! Ma több száz kilométert vezettem... több balesetet is láttam, a hírekben olvasom, hogy a közutakon milyen sokan meghaltak ezen a napon!! Most egy jó puha ágyban fekszek, épen, egészségesen, Istennek legyen hála!!
Mink van mit nem kaptunk, s mindaz mit kaptunk törékeny cserép edényben őrizzük, ezért legyünk alázatosak és mindig készen arra hogy Teremtőnk elé állhassunk számot vetni életünkkel, munkáinkkal!! Szeretettel köszönöm Isten gondviselő jóságát, Csaba t.
Abban az időben Jézus így szólt tanítványaihoz: „Csípőtök legyen felövezve, kezetekben pedig égő gyertya legyen. Hasonlítsatok az olyan emberekhez, akik urukra várnak, hogy mihelyt megérkezik a menyegzőről és zörget, rögtön ajtót nyissanak neki. Boldogok azok a szolgák, akiket uruk
megérkezésekor ébren talál. Bizony, mondom nektek, felövezi magát, asztalhoz ülteti őket, körüljár és felszolgál nekik. És ha a második vagy a harmadik őrváltáskor érkezve is így találja őket, boldogok azok a szolgák.
Gondoljátok meg: ha tudná a házigazda, hogy melyik órában jön a tolvaj, nem engedné betörni házába. Éberen várjátok tehát az Emberfiát, mert eljön abban az órában, amikor nem is gondoljátok.”
Whatever happens, whatever sorrow is there in our lives, let us not give up ! Let us believe in the final victory of love ! Let us believe that after all there is resurrection , there is eternal life .