Wednesday 5 September 2018

b_300_300_16777215_00_images_stories_Elsoald2.jpgFather Csaba’s reflection on the gospel ...Wednesday 5 September 2018  
It is good to do good !! I am certain that God cannot be surpassed in goodness , love, generosity !! If somewhere , anywhere , you are good , your goodness will not only make the world better, but you yourself as well !! That certain glass of water most certainly will not be written up with your name on it , but God will repay His debt a hundredfold often within moments !! This is what today’s gospel is about as well but also a letter from a dear friend she just shared with me ,that I want to share with you so I just “gossip” on. 
Take it as an encouragement to do good….with love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
I tell you what happened today: I went out to a shopping centre to buy the school equipment for my children. I only go there rarely . I pushed my shopping trolley out of the shop in front of a perfumery shop and I was hit by the pleasant scents emanating from there. I thought , on this grey rainy morning it would be nice to “smell” nice. It crossed my mine  it would be good just to step in quickly and I would ask them to spray some perfume on me it would really feel good just now. However I hurried on towards the exit . It was strange but just the thought of the scent cheered me up .
Just outside the exit a nice looking young man was standing in front of a stand I did not even look , what caught my eye was a wooden box there was a writing on it that they were collecting money for people with large families, towards their school related expenses . I stopped and the young man came up to me and told me he was minding this stand for a while also. …. I had no money left , but I asked him what could I help with .. it was a silly questions ..but since the goods they were collecting for were in my shopping trolley I took out what I could and placed it into the box ..upon this the young man said since I was so nice to have a look around his stand as well ..he was selling excellent French perfumes and told me to try them out . This is the sweet and this is the bitter ! I had a good laugh as I sprayed myself with both the sweet and bitter scents worked well ..although I prefer the sweet ones . I told him about my wish of half a minute ago who then understood why I laughed ..the we embraced each other and I told him if we would pay so much attention to God as He pays to me the world would have a much nicer scent within and around me . The he told me he was able to give me as a present a bottle of he  
perfume free of charge , and to accept it.  I told him all I dreamt about was a quick spray , I thought of the sweet scent but I also received the bitter one as well , two instead of one so if who would sell the perfume to somebody to put the money into the collection box. This guy had a interesting expression on his face, his features became nice and gentle... for a while he was holding onto the perfume in his hand , he was loafing around for a while then kindly he wished me a nice day. <3 
Just a note : this lady is a mother of five herself  
Photo : A child is greeted on his birthday by a carer ! 
After leaving the synagogue he entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked him about her. Then he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. Immediately she got up and began to serve them. As the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various kinds of diseases brought them to him; and he laid his hands on each of them and cured them. Demons also came out of many, shouting, ‘You are the Son of God!’ But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Messiah. At daybreak he departed and went into a deserted place. And the crowds were looking for him; and when they reached him, they wanted to prevent him from leaving them. But he said to them, ‘I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other cities also; for I was sent for this purpose.’ So he continued proclaiming the message in the synagogues of Judea.
Luke 4:38-44