Monday 13 August 2018

b_300_300_16777215_00_images_stories_Igaz_Tortenelem_phpEeqvMB.JPGFather Csaba’s reflection on the gospel….Monday 13 August 2018
In today’s gospel Jesus Christ shows an example about paying taxes, fitting in with society ! Jesus takes His share of equality of sacrifice! From fishing He produces the prescribed contributions of those times, and not only for Himself , but also pays Peter’s share as well ! We Christians do not want to to reject the existing social rules, however we would like to make those better, more user-friendly, more perfect ! Society can count on us Christians , following the example of our Master we would like to  "Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.(ΤΑ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΟΣ ΑΠΟΔΟΤΕ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΙ ΚΑΙ ΤΑ ΤΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΤΩ ΘΕΩ, Mark 12,17)
I am a dual citizen of Hungary and Romania, and I would like to be a law-respecting citizen of both countries..
With love,
Father Csaba 
Picture:Saint Peter in the main square of Rome.
As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, 'The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised.' And they were greatly distressed. When they reached Capernaum, the collectors of the temple tax came to Peter and said, 'Does your teacher not pay the temple tax?' He said, 'Yes, he does.' And when he came home, Jesus spoke of it first, asking, 'What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tribute? From their children or from others?' When Peter said, 'From others', Jesus said to him, 'Then the children are free. However, so that we do not give offence to them, go to the lake and cast a hook; take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a coin; take that and give it to them for you and me.'
Matthew 17:22-27