Sunday 9 September 2018 - 23rd Sunday in Ordinary time

b_300_300_16777215_00_images_stories_Szep_Mualkotas_41345316_1904291759646433_9183070705153998848_o.jpgFather Csaba’s reflection on the gospel…..  Sunday  9 September 2018 - 23rd Sunday in Ordinary time
"Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened.” Jesus wanted the sick man to be healed, and he was healed !! Jesus’ will !! Willpower !! How much willpower is in me ? Physical, spiritual, mental willpower are not attributes that are born with us ,but are the result of honest, enduring work , a holy power without which we are only drifting tree leaves ! 
The beautiful geraniums in the picture are thriving in the grounds  of the parish in Kézdivásárhely , all praising the caring love , the everyday will of the parish priest ! I cannot heal the sick , but can I keep a pot plant alive ? Did at least one pot plant , a tree  planted by me, a person burst into flower during the course of summer  as a result of my will ?! 
Summer is gone , let me look back , how many flowers bloomed  out of my will ,  how many people ’s face was lit up by happiness, the light of joyful hope just because I bent down to them , and I wanted that they live and be happy !? Lets wish that the wounds of the earth maybe healed  and the world around us becomes more beautiful !
With love,
Father Csaba .
translated by dr k.e.
The yard in the parish of Kézdivásárhely.
Then Jesus returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. They brought to him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, "Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened." And immediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. Then Jesus ordered them to tell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. They were astounded beyond measure, saying, "He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak."
Mark 7:31-37