Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel
Thursday 23 March 2017
Often I am amazed , how bravely or rather how boldly carelessly we live our lives ?! We act as though neither our body , nor our spirit would not be exposed to any danger , even though the holy scripture warns us :8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith.” Peter 5, 8-9
Unfortunately visiting the hospitals , prisons , slums I can see how easily man can get on the slippery side , easily endangering their body and soul ! By getting to know the parents , relatives of the needy children i , unfortunately I saw many, many suffering , sorrow , human tragedy!! Based on the teaching of our Mother the Church I believe and profess that the evil Satan exists , knowingly wanting to cause us harm and unfortunately if we don’t look out for ourselves and others then it can cause us harm, immeasurable pain , destroying us for ever !!
I say it with the apostle :”Therefore, my dear friends, ...--continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,” Philippians 2,12
translated by dr k.e.
He was driving out a devil and it was dumb; and it happened that when the devil had gone out the dumb man spoke, and the people were amazed. But some of them said, 'It is through Beelzebul, the prince of devils, that he drives devils out.'
Others asked him, as a test, for a sign from heaven; but, knowing what they were thinking, he said to them, 'Any kingdom which is divided against itself is heading for ruin, and house collapses against house. So, too, with Satan: if he is divided against himself, how can his kingdom last? - since you claim that it is through Beelzebul that I drive devils out. Now if it is through Beelzebul that I drive devils out, through whom do your own sons drive them out? They shall be your judges, then. But if it is through the finger of God that I drive devils out, then the kingdom of God has indeed caught you unawares. So long as a strong man fully armed guards his own home, his goods are undisturbed; but when someone stronger than himself attacks and defeats him, the stronger man takes away all the weapons he relied on and shares out his spoil.
'Anyone who is not with me is against me; and anyone who does not gather in with me throws away.
Luke 11, 14-23