Read more: Monday 2 December 2019Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel….Monday 2 December 2019
The centurion from Capernaum feels , knows that he is small , incapable , weak to solve the mounting problems facing him , restoring the health of his servant . He turns to Jesus , cries out to Jesus :” Oh come , oh come Emmanuel .”
The truth of the matter is that all of us are centurions of of Caparneum . Many such problems , worries are weighing us down that we are too small weak to carry , that by ourselves we cannot solve , remedy .
How many times did it happen that in the upbringing of one or another of our children , as a pedagogue we failed and we felt that we could not even explain the simplest, most elementary thing to our children  growing up. We can protect the children entrusted into our care from cold, hunger perhaps even from different illnesses as well but unfortunately  not from themselves . A young person with his/her irresponsible acts, naive , ill-considered decisions can do unbelievably a lot of damage to themselves . At times like this what else can I do than the centurion from Capernaum than hurry  to Jesus asking help, solution from Him. . The years pass and it is so good to see the help does come , our young people settle down and realising that in their own interest they will step on the way of growth , development .
It is Advent , trusting in God’s world-forming power , goodness we go to Him as child to his father , we present to God, our Creator, our problems , troubles , we ask for His help, solution to all that , that is hurting , that we are too weak, small for solving . In the quietness of Advent let us compose day after day our requests and trustingly lets turn to Christ our Redeemer.
With love ,
Father  Csaba 
translated  by dr k.e. 
The flame of Advent is alight in Déva as well …
The Word of God
When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, appealing to him and saying, "Lord, my servant is lying at home paralysed, in terrible distress." And he said to him, "I will come and cure him." The centurion answered, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only speak the word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, 'Go,' and he goes, and to another, 'Come,' and he comes, and to my slave, 'Do this,' and the slave does it." When Jesus heard him, he was amazed and said to those who followed him, "Truly I tell you, in no one in Israel have I found such faith. I tell you, many will come from east and west and will eat with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 8, 5-11
Read more: Monday 25 November 2019 Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel …Monday 25 November 2019 
Small task, big task !? What is a small task and what is a big task in our lives ?! 
It is good to see that for Jesus Christ the poor woman’s  two small copper coins is the big thing "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; for all of them have contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on.”
We have a tendency to neglect small things , not even take them into count because of their insignificance .The crumb that falls of the table is only a small change , smaller things in our lives , a timid smile does not count although we all know that the sea is made up of small droplets.
How fragile and small  is a snowflake , yet if there are too many of them -on a road - they can become an obstacle, a snowdrift ! But these same beautiful mind-boggling crystals of water during skiing are carrying us on their backs and present  us  with the beautiful experience of flying from the top of the mountain , down to the bottom  of the valley.
I am filled with owe ,how God puts our world together from such tiny cells , molecules , atoms and even tinier pieces than the atoms . I cannot stop admiring our world , this huge puzzle,  this endless lego put together from these parts , from which we are also born and where we silently fall back into after our death .
I am standing in the school corridor around me the many children are booming, swarming , whilst listening to the head of the class of my son, pushing the confines of his limits ! A  nice looking young woman , quietly speaking, the air emanating from her lungs just touching her vocal cords !! These molecules of air, soft waves through my eardrums not only carry discreetly, clearly  the teacher’s message- through the whirling sound cavalcade of the school -but from the wise, meaningful words I feel, understand this conscientious teacher’s  anxious concern , gentle love as well .Who could  measure ,count how many molecules of air reached my eardrums , carrying clearly , understandably this young teacher’s good-willing , wise , anxious love ?I do not know, but I am filled with marvel by these "small “ vibrations that can guide the rest of the life of a drifting child onto the right path determining it !
How good it would be if we could pay more serious attention to the little things , the small , insignificant details, because often everything is determined by them . As a father , you can work for years for your family , taking your pay home consciously , but perhaps that your child, your wife still won’t discover in your hard work your self-sacrificing love towards them . The food with no salt is tasteless !! Surprise your dear wife with a single  flower and you’ll see she’ll blush with delight , clings to your neck , and the gushing springs of the  gentle affection will wash clean your relationship ! Take your child for a walk, for a cake, ice-cream , a soccer match , tell your child a story , wait patiently , as the butterfly for a flower that he/ she will snuggle up to you , with small steps, with childlike trust , tells you his/her  secrets ! Stepping on the way of small things , advancing slowly you will suddenly become aware ,  how important a smile , a walk , a  single flower , a piece of cake , the tiny ripples of being , existing and how much happiness they can bring into our lives . 
The time of Advent is beginning soon !! Lets try , quietly to “steal” the small things beside the big things . lets make our Christmas preparation into the days of small things . Lets collect bending down  gathering all those insignificant little “ hings" , that perhaps we overlooked  until now next to our everyday “all-important “ tasks. Lets make our Advent preparation a well-planned and nicely finished string of pearls of our tiny tasks , may they become  the soft “eiderdown”of the “winter” creeping into our lives !
With love ,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e. 
The Word of God
He looked up and saw rich people putting their gifts into the treasury; he also saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. He said, 'Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them; for all of them have contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on.'
Luke 21:1-4
Read more: Friday 1 November 2019 All Saints DayFather Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Friday 1 November 2019 All Saints Day.
Jesus does not want to extinguish from us the yearning to be happy ,blessed . He is not saying to give up our humanity , our dreams ,our goals however shows us the way to fulfilment , the life worthy  of a human being , the true happiness .
His teaching about the eight blessings is narrow path above precipices is feasible ! I imagine life, like flying ! The laws of aerodynamics do not bind us hand and foot our desires to fly but show us that way , method the way man can raise up into heaven . Yes man can fly if he builds his own “aeroplane" based on these laws . But if he departs, deviates from these laws , then he is doomed to failure  .
Jesus Christ is not saying that we should not aim to become great , important , to be of service in our families, communities to become human cathedrals , but what He is saying : if you really want to be great , be a servant to all.
On the feast of All Saints Day , observing the great line of the blessed , the saints lets be filled with the hope , joy that so many achieved their goal. A multitude of men , women , children and elderly , almost out of the people from every nation of the world many managed to become blessed , saints . It is not impossible to reach happiness , the harmony in this world that would mean a  peaceful,happy coexistence with God , our fellow human beings, the created world . 
Beseeching the help of our Saints,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e. 
Picture : Saint Francis established three orders , one for men, one for women and a separate one for the ones living out  in the world , for lay people .
The Word of God
When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you."
Matthew 5:1-12
Read more: Tuesday 8 October 2019Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Tuesday 8 October 2019 The feast of Mary , The Patron Saint of Hungary 
How nicely does the angel speak and how successfully ?? Lets try to speak to each other in the tongue of angels , with tender love, trust, goodness !! Lets be the messengers of God , delivering good news , giving blessings in this swarming  nervous world !!
All mankind  , Mary are waiting for the herald of God , the Word made flesh in Her womb , that task, way that gives meaning to Her life !! Lets dare with trust , tender love , wise humility to address one another , having a dialogue with our brothers bringing God into our midst !! This not impossible as Jesus Christ Himself said that :20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18, 20 . People having a dialogue in peace bring God into their midst because of their respect , attentive love, wise, thoughts shared amongst themselves !!!
Always ready for a dialogue ,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e. 
26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; [a]blessed are you among women!”
Luke 1, 26-28
Read more: Saturday 28 September 2019Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel , Saturday 28 September 2019
Success and failure ! God created man from the dust of the earth . We are creatures born out of light, mud. The beautiful features of our Creator God shine from time to time , but unfortunately the dark shadow of the earth appears as well . Our life is a colourful homespun fabric of virtues-sins , successes-failures. Within ourselves , in our surrounding we regards light , life in high esteem , we are glad when life , magnificence fills our life . Many are asking why did God allow sin, evil, the suffocating darkness ? This question is not only of interest to us simple folk , but an eternally  reoccurring stumbling block of our belief in God .
In today’s gospel at the peak of His successes is talking to His disciples that the Son of Man has to suffer. This prophecy of Jesus is so shocking for the disciples , that they do not even dare to talk about it , let alone ask Jesus questions regarding this . 
Wy does Jesus tolerate sin ? How can He allow us people to commit sin ? In fact how could Jesus Christ allow that His people knowingly and willingly commits the most unimaginable sin , the sin of the murder of God ?
The gospel also gives an answer to this : “God so love the world that He gave His only Son for it .” The essence of love is freedom ! Love only exists where there is a real possibility for decision, choice . That is why He is not restricting freedom, taking away the possibility to commit sin from us , the opportunity to make bad decisions! The same way as our forefathers had the opportunity at the very beginning to choose between good and evil, the same way the people of Jerusalem have an opportunity to choose between Jesus and Barrabas  . What is marvellous and serves as an example for all of us ,is  that Jesus ‘ love of His people is not affected by people’s decision .   Our Redeemer there on the cross , with nails  in  the palm of His hands is praying for us ! He is not threatening , He is not talking about the truth cursing , but with merciful love offers  eternal salvation to one of the participants of Good Friday , to the brigand on His right hand side , who loudly proclaims that he really deserves to die on the cross. 
No matter how beautifully Jesus would have spoken about this infinite love , because without Good Friday we would have never understood His teaching , the essence of love ! The theory is totally different and it is also totally different on the Golgotha dying between heaven and earth , His teaching , without saying a word, about the final victory of love . I am looking at the wood of the scandal , the cross and I think how great it would be if we could , dared to decide by love ! How great it would be , if starting from today always standing behind Jesus , we would only walk on the way of love , regardless where that road leads us , because the way of love is the way of salvation , the only way leading us to the wedding feast of God !
With love ,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e. 

The Word of God
And all were astounded at the greatness of God. While everyone was amazed at all that he was doing, Jesus said to his disciples, "Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands." But they did not understand this saying; its meaning was concealed from them, so that they could not perceive it. And they were afraid to ask him about this saying.
Luke 9:43-45
Read more: Wednesday 25 September 2019Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Wednesday 25 September 2019
Jesus Christ did not give the spirit of fear, dread, despair to His apostles , but gave strength , so that they may become the people of hope , starting anew , getting back on their feet , healers in the world ! Jesus Who taught us the Our Father Himself is not making us say may the big crack come , when this world will collapse in its sin . We are not asking for the end of the world to come in our prayers , but for the coming of the Kingdom of God , the merciful love , the brotherly union, the era of wise building here in this world ! If we pray for this , for the realisation of God’s loving reigning that we have received the power for , then we should not be sitting around sunken into ourselves seeing the our own and our companions sins , but we should be repentant , consoling one another, inspiring one another , looking for remedy for our problems we should be building the Kingdom of God !
It is quite certain that God did not give and impossible mission neither 2000 years ago, nor today to His apostles , nor to us ! Jesus Christ’s commandment is can be achieved ! Lets not whinge like a lazy child having to study , but lets pull ourselves together and trustingly , joyfully lets carry out the tasks given to us by our Redeemer , lets build the Kingdom of God here in this world ! 
The autumn day is nice lets listen to the great song composed by Gégény István and his friends for the Eucharistic Congress , lets rekindle the fire of love of  God and man in our hearts ! With the power of Jesus Christ , with enduring love lets build God’s most beautiful kingdom here in the Carpathian basin , in this big wide world , there where we are meant to live !
With love ,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e. 
The Word of God
Then Jesus called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. He said to them, 'Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money - not even an extra tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there, and leave from there. Wherever they do not welcome you, as you are leaving that town shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.' They departed and went through the villages, bringing the good news and curing diseases everywhere.
Luke 9:1-6
Read more: Thursday 12 September 2019Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Thursday 12 September 2019 The solemnity of the Feast Day of the Blessed Virgin Mary
On this beautiful day we celebrated the feast day of our heavenly mother! What else could we greet our Blessed Virgin Mother than upon the request of Her holy Son that we also step on the way of love ! Lets to love , right where we are and the one whom life has brought into our way that day ! Lets no be choosy , lets be kind to all people we can offer our good deeds to Mary on Her feast day as a fragrant bouquet of flowers with love ! Naturally we can set out consciously to do good , we can visit an elderly sick person or even a child protection centre . Ferenc Gizella has been a volunteer in our homes many times . They will always find us to be partners with those who would like to do something good , we are always buyers in plying, having an ice cream , a good chit-chat . As we set out on a journey and go to a nice warm swimming pool , to spoil our bodies a bit, why cannot we give ourselves the wonderful joy , the selfless good deed ? This weekend in Déva at the meeting of the motorcyclists an abundant wellness is awaiting you in the midst of our children .
Lets make up a bouquet of good deeds to greet Mary consciously , who quite certainly loves us the most in this world after Jesus !
With love ,
Father Csaba
translated by dr k.e.
The Word of God
‘But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again. Do to others as you would have them do to you.
‘If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return. Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
‘Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.’
Luke 6:27-38
Read more: Thursday 5 September 2019Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel  Thursday 5 September 2019
'Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.’
What is Jesus saying to His future apostle ?  “ Peter  do not be preoccupied with yourself , do not be concerned with  what you were like , what you are now , but come lets go and help to love, save people in trouble ! “ It is a sign of selfishness , if we are continuously preoccupied with ourselves , squeezing our pimples , with our hair, our appearance , making our places look nicer ! Lets stop with this preoccupation with ourselves and lets start to love !! 
Especially at times like this the beginning of the school year we should really make an effort put everything else aside and lets set out to search for those children who are not enrolled yet , who are not prepared for the new school year ahead of them ….Lets be “the fishers of children “ these days , either by car , or even a barrel , even closed in our arms lets take them to school that everyone can start the 2019-20 school year under good conditions !! 
Hurray , getting  ready for the new school year, lets be these days  the fishers of children , 
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
The Word of God
Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little way from the shore. Then he sat down and taught the crowds from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, 'Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch.' Simon answered, 'Master, we have worked all night long but have caught nothing. Yet if you say so, I will let down the nets.' When they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets were beginning to break. So they signalled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, 'Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!' For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken; and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, 'Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.' When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.
Luke 5:1-11
Read more: Friday 23 August 2019Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Friday 23 August 2019
Our world’s lungs are burning ! Forrests are on fire in Siberia, America in areas as big as continents ! What can we do ?
We have to take Jesus’ commandments seriously !! "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ …….. 'You shall love your neighbour as yourself." Mt 22, 34-40 If we would keep these two commandments , the sinful, greedy fires in people’s eyes would be extinguished and together with them the flames wanting to swallow up our world ! Before anything else we should extinguish the fires of longing for consumption , possession , power and then not only ourselves but our surroundings as well can be reborn !!
Crying out for the grace of conversion , 
Father Csaba
translated by dr k.e.
The Word of God
When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. "Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?" He said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbour as yourself.' On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."
Matthew 22:34-40 
Read more:  Friday 16 August 2019Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Friday 16 August 2019
For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let anyone accept this who can.'
Matthew 19:3-12 Matthew 19, 3-12
A friar, a priest gives up married life of his own free will for the Kingdom of God . The one who is capable to understand this great secret ,to  the one who cannot it is very difficult to explain . The priest of the Old Testament stepped to the altar with the blood of the sacrificed rams , bucks. They sacrificed other living beings , out of their love for God and His people . According to the evidence of the gospel there were men who were invited by Jesus Christ, the eternal high priest of the New Testament : “come follow me!”the apostles also received from Jesus’ priestly power , so they did not offer others’ blood as a sacrifice but their own ! The priest of the New Testament therefore with their own bridled blood , with this endless  bloodless and yet very “bloody" sacrifice step into the sanctuary , to make present Christ’s one and eternal sacrifice of the cross in our churches . It is a great mystery ! 
When whilst studying theology I wrote my first sermon , I composed that for God , my people , I would rather sacrifice my leg, hand, my eye than family life . I did not feel that Christ would ask for this sacrifice , but deep in my heart I definitely knew , that , I want to reciprocate, return that infinite love with which Christ bends down to us , I also felt clearly , that for my people, living in minority , suffering under the yoke of communism I would like to offer willingly a sacrifice . Since the denial of a family seemed to me then and even now the greatest sacrifice , that is why I made a conscious decision , 30 years ago that out of my love for God and my people I accept this bloodless martyrdom , celibacy . The measure of a sacrifice undertaken out love is a sacrifice beyond measure . A narrow steep road , this stigmata tearing, often with its throbbing pain day after day reminding me as to who I am and where did I set out to go to !!
The number of callings for priestly, monastic life has decreased very much . According to many it is because the love in our hearts for God and our fellow human beings has diminished in our hearts ! It is quite certain because without a burning love for God the priestly , monastic life is meaningless ! It only makes sense to set out oaths journey if your heart is filled with a burning love for God ! If this love is great enough then you are capable just as the lover embracing his loved one , to shed everything , as a superfluous piece of clothing to throw away all that separates you from the One you love and with gay abandon put it aside ! The lover in the arms of his love is not making a sacrifice when leaving everything behind , because for him the naked poverty , total freedom , the lack of clothing in the arms of his beloved is the greatest riches . Perhaps the greatest joy of the worldly existence the beauty of family life , robbing myself of the love of the physical children did I give voluntarily and keep on giving , freely ! The one who received all of this perhaps can understand my stuttering , the decision of the priest , the friar of the new covenant a decision made voluntarily for a lifetime .
Noone has a greater love than the one who gives his life for his own .
With love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e. 
The Word of God
Some Pharisees came to him, and to test him they asked, 'Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause?' He answered, 'Have you not read that the one who made them at the beginning "made them male and female", and said, "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh"? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.' They said to him, 'Why then did Moses command us to give a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her?' He said to them, 'It was because you were so hard-hearted that Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but at the beginning it was not so. And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for unchastity, and marries another commits adultery.' His disciples said to him, 'If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry.' But he said to them, 'Not everyone can accept this teaching, but only those to whom it is given. For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let anyone accept this who can.'
Matthew 19:3-12
Read more: Monday 12 August 2019 Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel  Monday 12 August 2019 
What does Jesus say about the regulations , laws created by people ? Today’s gospel gives a clear indication as to what way we should follow . He asks Saint Peter the fisherman to get back to his trade , to work , catch a fish , He gives His blessing to His apostle’s work so this way they can fulfil tha community’s expectation , we could also put it a different way that as citizen’s they fulfil their duties by paying tax . I believe that it is not the small details into which we should get bogged down in but see the essence . God wants us to do the work we like , what we are good at . Naturally we ask God’s blessing upon our efforts, everyday working but the profit , the fruit of our backbreaking work as good brothers we should share with the community that took us in, that shows loving help towards us .
One of my grownup son, when we were talking about the tax to be paid after his compony and work his hard earned money asked why should he give part of his hard earned money to total strangers ? Of course he said other things as well that I don’t want to share with the readers . All I said that those total strangers not only took you to hospital, but helped your mother to give birth to you , that gave you treatment and have been doing ever since then when the need arrises , so that you maybe hale and hearty . the same total strangers took you into kindergarten , school so that patiently they may raise you, teach you . The road on which you walk, at night as you go home the lights above you and I could go on were all provided, are still given to you  by these total strangers !The doctors, the teachers the engineers designing the overhead bridges , the builders this way are not really strangers but part of our family . This big family is called the country , because our ancestors made a decision -at some stage very well - that it is better together than separately . Together we can defend ourselves better, together we can live in greater security , peace, than separately in smaller tribes . In our big family , in the country where we live that is a member of the EU , it is much better to live in than isolated, , looking at one another with animosity , in groups , herds not regulated by laws . We have to respect this infrastructures and be taxpaying,  law-abiding citizens who not only benefit from the community but also keeping them going this way .
With love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : Popa Simona and our children from Nagyszalonta ! Simona is an Olympic  World -Champion in Fencing of our Big Family and this country ! The tax we pay not only supports her but other sporting personalities as well 
The Word of God
As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, 'The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised.' And they were greatly distressed. When they reached Capernaum, the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and said, 'Does your teacher not pay the temple tax?' He said, 'Yes, he does.' And when he came home, Jesus spoke of it first, asking, 'What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tribute? From their children or from others?' When Peter said, 'From others', Jesus said to him, 'Then the children are free. However, so that we do not give offence to them, go to the lake and cast a hook; take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a coin; take that and give it to them for you and me.'
Matthew 17:22-27