Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel..
Saturday 25 March 2017
Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
God could have redeemed the world by Himself alone , but how nice it is that He forms a team , He calls Mary, Saint Joseph, the apostles the disciples calling them, asking them to help in making the world a better and nicer place! For Jesus not only the immaculate virgin from Nazareth, but even the sinners Zacchaeus , Mary Magdalene , the elderly Nicodemus or the……the demon- possessed man of Gerasenes chain hand and foot to the tombs are wanted, they are also satisfactory!. The down-and-outs are also suitable in taking further the creation , behold in the Master’s hand even the stone thrown away becomes a corner stone !Our lord Jesus Christ calls with great love His contemporaries and through them all of us :”Come to me, ….. I will give you rest".come because "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. ….”!
Mary’s greatness and dignity is that She says “yes” to the call, becomes a partner of God in the redemption of the world ! This beautiful opportunity is given for all of us , that we can sit at the same table with our Creator, with prayerful love we can search for the will of our God and stand next to Him with our feeble shoulders , we can become His companions partners in the further creation of our world ! It is a really great challenge , opportunity to live together with our Lord Jesus Christ, work through the everyday , as Mary ,Saint Joseph did in the little house in Nazareth over two thousand years ago ! Lets live with this opportunity offered by the Lord knocking at our door , following the example of Mary we should also say yes ..humbly, despite all our feebleness , smallness ! Our Creator is great enough that even with a a small stump of a broken pencil He can continue writing His Holy Son’s beautiful gospel !
Mary’s child cannot be lost!
translated by dr k.e
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
And he came to her and said, "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!"
But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be.
And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.
He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,
and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there will be no end."
And Mary said to the angel, "How shall this be, since I have no husband?"
And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.
And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.
For with God nothing will be impossible."
And Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.
Luke 1, 26-38