Tuesday 30 May 2017

b_300_300_16777215_00_images_stories_Szent_Szentek_18740094_1391035160972098_7509738343573673108_n.jpgFather Csaba’s reflection on the gospel today……
Tuesday 30 May 2017
"Eternal life is this: to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” John 17,2 .
The purpose of our earthly life is to get to know and follow Jesus Christ ! To discover our Redeemer’s beautiful attributes , to get to know them , to take delight in them is something wonderful! We only have one task in this world that slowly, nicely, consciously to dress in our Lord’s beautiful virtues , to get to the point that together with Saint Paul we can also declare : "yet I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me “ Galatians 2, 20
During the last three days I held a triduum for the young people getting ready for confirmation . During these three days I tried to endear, to make  desirable for over a hundred young people  three beautiful virtues of Christ .
1. The courage of Jesus : Our Master dared to come among us alone, dared to accept the heavenly Father’s will, did not wait for the E.U. to write a project for the redemption of the world ! I believe that even God is unable to  do anything with a timid, easily frightened spirit !Mary dared to say yes to God, the rich young man went home frightened !
2. The childlike, playful, cheerful spirituality ! Jesus dares to become a child , to play and happily mix with the sons of men ! The parents of the twelve year old Jesus are not looking Him for a day on their way home from Jerusalem , because they think He is there somewhere amongst the  groups of  the other children. And before anybody is shocked lets just remember Jesus’ words :  “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”Matthew 18, 3 ! 
3. How wonderful is Jesus’s relation with the heavenly Father , the Holy Spirit :""My food," said Jesus, "is to do the will of him who sent me “ John 4, 34. It would be wonderful if we could love and honour God the same way as Jesus loves the Holy Trinity ! Let us follow our Master on His way of  the adoration of God !
Yes Christ is the way, the truth and the life ! Lets endeavour to get to know the beautiful features of our Lord Jesus Christ and assume those , because if we succeed this wedding robe  will be our entry into eternal life !
With love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said: Father, the hour has come: glorify your Son so that your Son may glorify you; so that, just as you have given him power over all humanity, he may give eternal life to all those you have entrusted to him. And eternal life is this: to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
I have glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. Now, Father, glorify me with that glory I had with you before ever the world existed. I have revealed your name to those whom you took from the world to give me. They were yours and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now at last they have recognised that all you have given me comes from you for I have given them the teaching you gave to me, and they have indeed accepted it and know for certain that I came from you, and have believed that it was you who sent me.
It is for them that I pray. I am not praying for the world but for those you have given me, because they belong to you. All I have is yours and all you have is mine, and in them I am glorified. I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you.
John 17, 1-11a