Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel…..
Friday 28 April 2017
Since Jesus knew that they were going to come and carry him off to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain alone.
John 6, 15
Nowadays everybody wants to be king !! Our Lord Jesus Christ not only teaches us, that whoever wants to be the greatest among us to be the servant of all , but He himself bends down and lovingly, mercifully washes His disciples’ feet!!
The real greatness is not in ruling over others , but on that simple road that Jesus walked , that He also points out to us with His serving love !! If we accept Jesus’ invitation , and volunteer to be the saving fishers of souls, the missionaries of our times , then for this we do not need a throne , crown but mercy and goodness, gentle ingenious love , a great heart that accommodates everybody !
translated by dr k.e.
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Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee.
A large crowd followed him,
because they saw the signs he was performing on the sick.
Jesus went up on the mountain,
and there he sat down with his disciples.
The Jewish feast of Passover was near.
When Jesus raised his eyes and saw that a large crowd was coming to him,
he said to Philip, "Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?"
He said this to test him,
because he himself knew what he was going to do.
Philip answered him,
"Two hundred days' wages worth of food would not be enough
for each of them to have a little."
One of his disciples,
Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, said to him,
"There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish;
but what good are these for so many?"
Jesus said, "Have the people recline."
Now there was a great deal of grass in that place.
So the men reclined, about five thousand in number.
Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks,
and distributed them to those who were reclining,
and also as much of the fish as they wanted.
When they had had their fill, he said to his disciples,
"Gather the fragments left over,
so that nothing will be wasted."
So they collected them,
and filled twelve wicker baskets with fragments
from the five barley loaves that had been more than they could eat.
When the people saw the sign he had done, they said,
"This is truly the Prophet, the one who is to come into the world."
Since Jesus knew that they were going to come and carry him off
to make him king,
he withdrew again to the mountain alone.
John 6, 1-15