Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel..
FRIDAY 31 MARCH 2017
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JESUS CHRIST AND OURSELVES ?!
Jesus did not get prizes, recognition, not even a pay, a rent-free dwelling, not even a car was part of the “deal”, what is more the hypocritical pharisees make an attempt on His life and He still carries out His work tirelessly!! He goes, teaches , heals , has a good word for everyone and in the mean time the sneaky rich men, the ones who never gave humanity anything are plotting against him!! Sly, treacherous cancerous tumour gnawing at the life giving lung !!
Before making any judgement , lets think, am I walking in the footsteps of Jesus , or am I a good for nothing aspirant, not even doing work for being paid, speaking disparagingly of others , a pharisee, a priest of the court ?? What do people in my surrounding think of me , am I an intermediary passing the breath of life to the lungs or else destructive cancerous growth ?!
I would like to follow Christ !!
translated by dr k.e.
Picture: Children from Déva enjoying spring.
After this Jesus travelled round Galilee; he could not travel round Judaea, because the Jews were seeking to kill him.
As the Jewish feast of Shelters drew near, his brothers had left for the festival, he went up as well, not publicly but secretly.
Meanwhile some of the people of Jerusalem were saying, 'Isn't this the man they want to kill? And here he is, speaking openly, and they have nothing to say to him! Can it be true the authorities have recognised that he is the Christ? Yet we all know where he comes from, but when the Christ appears no one will know where he comes from.' Then, as Jesus was teaching in the Temple, he cried out: You know me and you know where I came from. Yet I have not come of my own accord: but he who sent me is true; You do not know him, but I know him because I have my being from him and it was he who sent me.
They wanted to arrest him then, but because his hour had not yet come no one laid a hand on him.
John 7, 1-2.10.25-30