Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel……
Wednesday 16 August 2017
In our world slashed by guilt, sins we are struggling many times in our pain accusing, hurting each other and harming even those who were good to us so far !! I have seen so many broken up, destroyed souls, families and unfortunately I have to say that most of the time we are our own greatest enemies ! Yes with our own thoughts, deeds we are causing that terrible destruction to ourselves and our surroundings , from which we are suffering the most !! If our bodies are unkept, filthy we yearn for bathing and it feels good, cleansed to put on nice clothes ! Most people desire to clean their teeth daily , take care of their bodies then I ask why don’t we take care, look after our souls as well ? Why do I carry with me often my sins from my younger days , and all that filth that willing or unwilling I collect, gather from the world !! Our priests’ most important tasks should be the sacrament of reconciliation, to wash our world clean in the waters of spiritual renewal , because without sin , to live in the dignity as a child of Christ is good, magnificent ! Lets immerse ourselves in the cleansing water of the act reconciliation , lets dare to accuse myself in the eyes of God and the honest repentance cleanses , raises one up and leads one into the arms of God !
I believe in the sacrament of restarting , the cleansing power of reconciliation that purifies body and soul ! I believe that the first step towards happiness is the act of contrition for my spiritual cleansing, facing up honestly to my sins and the confession of those !
translated by dr k.e.
Jesus said to his disciples:
"If your brother sins against you,
go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.
If he listens to you, you have won over your brother.
If he does not listen,
take one or two others along with you,
so that every fact may be established
on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
If he refuses to listen to them, tell the Church.
If he refuses to listen even to the Church,
then treat him as you would a Gentile or a tax collector.
Amen, I say to you,
whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven,
and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Again, amen, I say to you, if two of you agree on earth
about anything for which they are to pray,
it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father.
For where two or three are gathered together in my name,
there am I in the midst of them.”
Matthew 18, 15-20