Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel.. Feast of the Blessed Virgin.
Saturday 5 August 2017
How few trustworthy prophets can one find and how many Herodes live in this world ! How many people will die today as well through violence in the world today ??
In reality it was not God who created hell , it is man’s doing with their infinite stupidity, boorishness ! How right is our Lord Jesus Christ praying on the cross ! “ Forgive them Father for they know not what they are doing !! “ Yes the victims are are suffering but how much more is the one suffering who raising a hand wounds, murders !
What a great need we would have in today’s world for more John the Baptists , who endangering their lives , bravely stand up, so that with their wise words , lives, free mankind from the greatest captivity the domination of sin !!! I met a man who was serving nineteen years in prison ! At the bottom of his heart a horrendous felony , a murder , that nobody knew about , but he made a full confession to his judges ! He did this out of his own free will , for his action he was convicted for nineteen years in prison , he was freed not long ago and now living his life proclaiming the greatness of God !
translated by dr k.e.
At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the reports about Jesus, 2 and he said to his attendants, “This is John the Baptist; he has risen from the dead! That is why miraculous powers are at work in him.”
3 Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, 4 for John had been saying to him: “It is not lawful for you to have her.” 5 Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of the people, because they considered John a prophet.
6 On Herod’s birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for the guests and pleased Herod so much 7 that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.8 Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.” 9 The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he ordered that her request be granted 10 and had John beheaded in the prison. 11 His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl, who carried it to her mother. 12 John’s disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus.
Matthew 14, 1-12