Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel ….8 October 2018 The feast of our Blessed Lady of Hungary
Mary at everyone of Her appearances asks us continuously , to pray to turn trustingly to Her Holy Son, and to do all that He asks from us ! Nowadays I often try and imagine in my mind’s eye, as upon Her Holy Son’s request Mary gathers the apostles in Jerusalem in the Upper Room , so that they pray in the quietness before Pentecost , ask with trust the life-giving emanation of the Holy Spirit ! I try to imagine the small details also, to contemplate the Virgin who gave birth to God !! Mary is praying before noon with the apostles , they sing beautiful psalms , then quietly She departs and prepares a nice lunch , lays the table, then calls Her precious Son’s friends : come and have such! Then after lunch Mary encourages the apostles with Jesus’ words to pray with endurance : “9 And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 11 What father among you, if his son asks for[a] a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; 12 or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”Luke 11, 9-13
Mary prays together with the apostles , the days go by, seemingly nothing happens , but the Blessed Virgin Mother does not give up , encourages , heartens ,reassures , just as in Her apparitions in many, many parts of the world ! On Pentecost Sunday the miracle happens , the third divine person, the Holy Spirit becomes incarnate in the apostles , then through their prayers emanates on all those who ask for the sacrament of baptism from Saint Peter and his companions !!
On the Feast of our Blessed Lady of Hungary I encourage you with love, listen to Mary with trust ,we should also in our own Upper Room , in the sanctuary of our heart start praying, lets put out two hands together and crouch at the feet of our Saviour ! In the life-giving community of the one God, in the Holy Trinity lets quieten down , lets choose the better part , lets get our hearts used to the magnificence , that infinite joyful peace in which the greater things are born! Let the God of love address , call us , who not only wants to become our companion in this earthly pilgrimage , but would like to transform us to His own image and likeness , making all of us more beautiful !
With love ,
translated by dr k.e.
26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”
Luke 1, 26-28