Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel….Friday 5 October 2018
I am reading the words of today’s gospel humbly on my knees ! I am afraid that even seeing all Your miracles of our world, people still do not look deep within themselves , they do not step bravely on the path of reconciliation, conversion !! All over the world insatiable greed, scathing envy , unstoppable discord, arguments are eating away everything, murderous wars are disfiguring Your beautiful creations , the faces of Your beloved children redeemed by Your precious blood !!
What can we do ?
We are insignificant, small , fallible, weak , we cannot perform great miracles , but see we decided by Your side , by life, in Your name we accept, take in the children in trouble ! Many of us from many places have gathered under the banner of Your great saint , Saint Francis our father and despite our weaknesses , with a trusting spirit in You , loving, supporting each other we take the children in ! This tiny spirit on the table is our profession of faith , our trust in You, the token of our love!! We dared to accept these tiny, fragile lives in Your name , with a trusting spirit in You, despite our insignificance placing them on our table !!
Help us my Lord to shout it into the world , that Your way is a feasible plan , beautiful, joyful , to keep Your commandments is delightful, because it is really good, to be good , it is good to do good , to walk on the way of merciful love !! Just as it is great after a tiring , dusty day to stretch out in a bathtub full of water , the same way it is good to leave behind the rancid casts off of selfishness , avarice and be cleansed in "bath” of reconciliation ! It is good to be reborn and decide by serving love , leaving behind our selfishness , paying attention to others , live for others , go on a pilgrimage with our brethren on the dusty roads of this world, to praise You with love !!
translated by dr k.e.
Jesus said to his disciples, "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the deeds of power done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But at the judgment it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? No, you will be brought down to Hades. "Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me, and whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me."