Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel
Saturday 4 March 2017
Active and passive life ! As a resourceful young man calls a girl for a dance , the same way Jesus also fearlessly addresses His disciples and calls them :”Come and I’ll make you fishers of men !”The young ones leave the fishing boats , the tax booth , everything and “ puts a hand to the plow” , without looking back follow Him !! Unfortunately today’s Church resembles more like a wall-flower , who is waiting for the arrival of the saintly, well-groomed Christian arriving on a white horse , who will listen with devotions that why do se few ask her for a dance !
May God grant us , to be filled with the courage , dynamism of our Lord Jesus Christ, that we dare to reach out to the young people with the joy of the gospel, lets not be afraid of scandals but trust in God ! Lets believe in the Lord of Life ,still actively working to this day !!
translated by dr k.e.
picture: The Lord addresses Saint László,t he performance of the children from Szalonta in the church named after Saint Katalin, in Slovenia
After this he went out and saw a tax-collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, ‘Follow me.’ 28And he got up, left everything, and followed him.
Then Levi gave a great banquet for him in his house; and there was a large crowd of tax-collectors and others sitting at the table* with them.30The Pharisees and their scribes were complaining to his disciples, saying, ‘Why do you eat and drink with tax-collectors and sinners?’31Jesus answered, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; 32I have come to call not the righteous but sinners to repentance.’
Luke 5, 27-32