Monday 25 September 2017

b_300_300_16777215_00_images_stories_Alapitvany_Hirek_21766647_1506560119419601_2950973745326750472_n.jpgFather Csaba’s reflection on the gospel….Monday 25 September 2017
"No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel
or sets it under a bed;
rather, he places it on a lampstand
so that those who enter may see the light.”
I can see it with a heavy heart that us Christians guided by a sense of  false modesty silence and how easily hide  under the bed the initiatives lit by the glowing light of the gospel , the good deeds, the nice results ! My big questions is why don’t we place the Christian values , truths in a place where all can see what is guiding us , showing the way to others as well !?
I realise that there are some positive initiatives like the Bonum Tv, whose founder Jakab Péter I visited recently.  We had a chat and I was saddened to hear how hard it is to convince some good people to testify openly , joyfully about all that they have seen , heard walking in the light of Christ in this big, wide world and what God did through them ! He told me that even though there are many wonderful plans because of people’s indifference, reluctancy he is progressing very slowly. He bought and old cinema that he is trying to convert into a studio but due to lack of funding, help  he is progressing at a snail's pace ! It is no good like this !
If they would ask me I would say the the Church’s most important function today would be the proclaiming the gospel not social work, giving out alms and not even removing the seeds of dissension ! Christ’s holy will is for us to spread the good news of His redeeming holy Gospel, because if Christ’s joy, peace , tranquility , optimism , goodness , mercy, wisdom fills us then we do not have to distribute aid because people will willingly help each other ! If we could “infect” the world with Christ’s love then we would not have to take in refugees , because there would be peace as well,  where they live and they could have a life fit for human beings ! Our task is to take the life giving force of Christ’s teaching to more and more people , families, to the ends of the world ! Nowadays everybody is practically hanging on the words of the media and this is why I believe that we should join forces and help those operating the Christian media! I ask lovingly those of our brethren who are better off to generously support the work for the success of the Christian media ! 
With love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : our children look up to us lets show them the way with confidence .
Jesus said to the crowd:
"No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel
or sets it under a bed;
rather, he places it on a lampstand
so that those who enter may see the light.
For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible,
and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light.
Take care, then, how you hear.
To anyone who has, more will be given,
and from the one who has not,
even what he seems to have will be taken away.”
Luke 8, 16-18