There is so much tension around us , at times like this in the early hours of the morning let us lift our hearts to the Heavenly Father, let us escape into the peace of the quiet tranquility of prayer , so we have the strength to solve the problems of the everyday !!
‘Do this,’ and he does it.” It is just this simple !
My Lord, I would like to be Your child who pays attention to You, obedient, fast , precise , successful to do all that Your Holy Majesty asks , expects from me!! I would like Your holy will to be my daily nourishment !!
translated by dr k.e.
When Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion approached him and appealed to him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully.”
He said to him, “I will come and cure him.”
The centurion said in reply, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed.
For I too am a man subject to authority, with soldiers subject to me.
And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come here,’ and he comes; and to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Amen, I say to you, in no one in Israel have I found such faith.
I say to you, many will come from the east and the west, and will recline with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at the banquet in the Kingdom of heaven.”
Not easy to resist tasting the still warm homemade chocolate even for Father Csaba....but we are all human after all ..having seen Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory I just had to share this photo......
As a priest I get called quite frequently to visit the dying. When one sits there by the bedside and holds their hand , somehow you get the feeling , that in reality it makes no difference , how many hectares of land you posses, how big a house, bank account -all this is just junk , glass beads , it’s unimportant .
If a man in his life looses hope, trust , faith then somewhere love will be extinguished , there usually life is also extinguished followed by the tomorrow . No matter how nicely puts one the culture of death into words, no matter how nice a culture it is , it will still remain just that .
Advent is a time for keeping vigil, waiting ! I sat so often in train stations ,waiting for connections, trains but it never occurred to me to build a house there, to settle, make the waiting room into a permanent residence ! Thank you my Lord that in Your gospel today You warn us , that we have no permanent residence here on earth !! Grant me ,that here in this huge station called earth, in this wonderful waiting room I pay the most attention to ,have the desire that I do not miss the meeting with You, that I do not loose that connection, that is the most important for me!!
translated by dr k.e.
As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man.
For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark,
and they did not know until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of man.
Then two men will be in the field; one is taken and one is left.
Two women will be grinding at the mill; one is taken and one is left.
Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.
But know this, that if the householder had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched and would not have let his house be broken into.
Therefore you also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with-says our Master………in the anxieties of life”.
My Lord I am so preoccupied by so many things , help me to quieten down in the holy time of Advent and to turn my thoughts towards You, humbly embark on Your way , act in Your name , to carry out good deeds , truly , humbly , with cheerful simplicity like the blessed sun radiates its life-giving warmth onto our world !!
With a childlike trust,
translated by dr k.e.
34 “Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. 35 For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”
My Lord, contrary to the many the voices of the doomsday merchants I believe in the final victory of love as You proclaimed !! Unfortunately we are still a very long way away from the Kingdom of God built on goodness, mercy ,this is the reason why I am still willing , feeling reassured, to make longterm plans , take on children , plant trees, build houses , establish schools. ! I feel ,see that You are guiding our world with firm hands , through the conscience of millions of people, gently, world reforming decisions are born , everything around us is taking shape , being formed !! I believe that all that You, our God and Creator started magnanimously , You are going to bring it with infinite wisdom, never-ending mercy to a good ending !!
With trust facing the future ,
translated by dr k.e.
Picture : With the children of the daycare centre in Érmihályfalva for whom we would like to build their own home !
Jesus told his disciples a parable.
“Consider the fig tree and all the other trees.
When their buds burst open, you see for yourselves and know that summer is now near; in the same way, when you see these things happening, know that the Kingdom of God is near.
Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.”
Father Bernardin organized a very special celebration for world peace in Déva .., the afternoon/ evening started off by reciting the Rosary , followed by a holy mass and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The church was filled to capacity with the children of the Saint Francis Foundation , families and not only the parishioners from Déva but also from Pécska, Csernakeresztúr came along. Fathers Bernardin and Leander concelebrated the mass , Father Jani was hearing confessions all evening . The beautiful music , singing was provided by Melinda Dumitrescu , who also plays the violin beautifully accompanied by Roland Patzleiner who plays the keyboard. Both of them are based in Medugorje from where they travel around evangelizing the world by their music and songs. The evening was very intimate and beautiful.
I am convinced it was pleasing to our Heavenly Father and to our Blessed Lady of Hungary whose intercession we asked for , from the 300 years old church named in Her honour, for the blessed peace in our midst, our people , our country and for our world bleeding from numerous wounds.