Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel…
Monday 24 July 2017
I can picture Jesus’ beautiful presentation on the shores of the sea of Galilee , the beautiful parables follow one after the other and all of a sudden somebody interrupts. I can almost hear that one of the pharisees, full of himself taunting the Master "we should like to see a sign from you! Mt 12, 38. Jesus’ answer is probably not politically correct 'It is an evil and unfaithful generation that asks for a sign! The only sign it will be given is the sign of the prophet Jonah.”Mt 12,38 We declare many times that you do not have to fight darkness, because it cannot be broken, it cannot be shovelled out the window! Yes, we do not start wrestling the darkness , boorishness because pardon me for using a popular saying: “the one who wrestles with mud, will become muddy !”So far this is understandable , but if darkness breaks on us and starts wrestling us, then what is to be done ? Jesus’ answer is amazing , He is willing to become a sign, a symbol Himself, He is willing to undertake the death on the cross, the Golgotha ! Jesus does not run away , does not hide behind a lie from the hatred that is coming upon Him , He faces it bravely because He believes in the final victory of love but He also declares that as well that all those' situations are infinitely sad , the ones who do not convert who do not embark on the road of love, goodness !
I also believe in the final victory of love and I also believe that according to the words of our Lord Jesus Christ’s work, who decline dialogue, in one word, love they will be damned ,
Father Csaba .
translated by dr k.e.
Picture : An ancient relic made from the pieces of Christ’s cross, according to historians in Bayern- land Saint Stephen married the blessed Gizella.
Some of the scribes and Pharisees spoke up. 'Master,' they said, 'we should like to see a sign from you.' He replied, 'It is an evil and unfaithful generation that asks for a sign! The only sign it will be given is the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah remained in the belly of the sea-monster for three days and three nights, so will the Son of man be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights.
On Judgement Day the men of Nineveh will appear against this generation and they will be its condemnation, because when Jonah preached they repented; and look, there is something greater than Jonah here.
On Judgement Day the Queen of the South will appear against this generation and be its condemnation, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and look, there is something greater than Solomon here.
Matthew 12, 38-42