Father Csaba’s reflections on the gospel..Monday 4 September 2017
I admire God for giving us the gift of free will, but at the same time I am also horrified reading today’s gospel passage , of the human free will’s unbridled , sickly aberrations ! Where is the limit ? What does a wicked, insolent arrogant man think he can get away with ? Our Globe , our only home , as a tiny piece of walnut shell is hurtling along among the waves threatening to swallow us , and we are not only trying to push our boundaries , but like insane people do everything in our power that we become the shipwrecked of the great universe!
Why can’t we come to a holt and quietly pay attention to our God ?! Our Creator’s commandments are so simple ! The ten commandments is the only instruction manual leading us to happiness,God’s precious gift, nowadays a public property for all, why is't this precious compass in the hand of all of us !?
The people from Nazareth :"rose up, drove him out of the town,
and led him to the brow of the hill
on which their town had been built, to hurl him down headlong.” Luke 4,30. Horrifying , scared , trembling do I write it down , that if today our Lord Jesus Christ would come amongst us possibly the same fate would await Him as two thousand years ago ! Lets not make judgement over the people who lived two thousand years ago, rather lets narrow down the circle , because the big question is for me and you! If Jesus Christ would knock on your door with His commandments leading to happiness, would you offer Him a place at your table , and while sharing a glass of vine would you ask Him , to elaborate kindly on His thoughts ,listening to Him telling you His observations about you , so you would be able to modify your ways ? Everybody should put their own house in order ! I am praying so that we have the courage to call our Master back night after night with prayerful love so that we have the opportunity to talk over His teachings , commandments one at a time calmly , sitting at His feet , with good intentions to improve listen to His wise words !
translated by dr k.e.
Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had grown up,
and went according to his custom
into the synagogue on the sabbath day.
He stood up to read and was handed a scroll of the prophet Isaiah.
He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written:
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring glad tidings to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.
Rolling up the scroll,
he handed it back to the attendant and sat down,
and the eyes of all in the synagogue looked intently at him.
He said to them,
"Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing."
And all spoke highly of him
and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth.
They also asked, "Is this not the son of Joseph?"
He said to them, "Surely you will quote me this proverb,
'Physician, cure yourself,' and say, 'Do here in your native place
the things that we heard were done in Capernaum.'"
And he said,
"Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place.
Indeed, I tell you,
there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah
when the sky was closed for three and a half years
and a severe famine spread over the entire land.
It was to none of these that Elijah was sent,
but only to a widow in Zarephath in the land of Sidon.
Again, there were many lepers in Israel
during the time of Elisha the prophet;
yet not one of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian."
When the people in the synagogue heard this,
they were all filled with fury.
They rose up, drove him out of the town,
and led him to the brow of the hill
on which their town had been built, to hurl him down headlong.
But he passed through the midst of them and went away.
Luke 4, 16-30