Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel….Thursday 7 September 2017
Peter considers himself unworthy, a sinner and ask Jesus to depart from him! How wonderful it is that the Master does not abandon Peter who is quite aware of his own weaknesses , but rather invites him to become His apostle ! Jesus knows the man, knows what he is like, but despite this calls him, because he believes that man is capable to born again , change, grow ! And behold marvel of marvels , next to Jesus Peter really becomes an apostle , a saint !
The start of the school year is upon us, what do I do with children , people around me in the classrooms , in my surroundings who are problematic, fallible ? Am I capable to form them, teach them educate them with self-sacrificing work or do I just simply turn my back on them ?! By my side can the children, the people grow up , or just as they came , the same way they just drift away ? To raise a child means that I believe that the mischief-makers, the rogues can improve bit by bit grow up nicely. by becoming God’s saints sit at the same table with our heavenly Father and perhaps me a sinner in eternity !
Christ wants us , that following His example we also accept each other kind-heartedly,we trust in each other , lets believe in the final victory of the love capable of changing people !
With love ,
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : On the slide of the jumping castle with the children from the home named after the Divine Mercy.
One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret , the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. 2 He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.
4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”
5 Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything.z But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”
6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.
8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” 9 For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, 10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.
Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” 11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.
Luke 5, 1-11