Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel..
Saturday 1 April 2017
"Search and you will see that no prophet is to rise from Galilee.” John 7,52
Are there second class citizens living in Galilei ?! Man in his arrogance , guided by nationalistic foolishness even dares to tell off God !Lets not be shocked by these people who lived two thousand years ago, but lets a take a look humbly into our hearts and lets think how many times do we try based on our “human wisdom” to show the way to Providence , the holy will of our Creator…Our God is the Lord of the world , His thoughts are not our thoughts , we can only admire His infinite love but we can never overwrite it !
There was an apparition of Mary in Transylvania , despite that our chief priests recognise it as genuine, many are shocked that in a Hungarian Catholic church Mary spoke to a blind Roma woman , in Romanian. Lets pray for humility that we ourselves may be freed from our strong prejudices and in reality we can be the heralds of our Lord Jesus Christ’s liberating love from the many-many misconceptions , the vain, greedy interests that keep our world bound head and foot !
translated by dr k.e.
When they heard these words, some of the people said, "This is really the prophet."
Others said, "This is the Christ." But some said, "Is the Christ to come from Galilee?
Has not the scripture said that the Christ is descended from David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?"
So there was a division among the people over him.
Some of them wanted to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him.
The officers then went back to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, "Why did you not bring him?"
The officers answered, "No man ever spoke like this man!"
The Pharisees answered them, "Are you led astray, you also?
Have any of the authorities or of the Pharisees believed in him?
But this crowd, who do not know the law, are accursed."
Nicode'mus, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them,
"Does our law judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?"
They replied, "Are you from Galilee too? Search and you will see that no prophet is to rise from Galilee."
They went each to his own house,
John 7, 40-53