Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel…….Monday 29 October 2018
“Hypocrites!" Luke 13,10
Jesus undertakes the confrontation! ! He dares to face the incorrect ,evil, sinful tasks, dares to call it as it really is ! He not only tries to gather people ,like the hens her chicks, seeing the aftermath of the events He not only gets down on His knees crying, praying before the walls of of Jerusalem, but sincerely , with harsh words like a sharp bladed sickle with a clear speech names those sins that cause the destruction, ruin of the individual and communities !
Today’s man is unbelievably tolerant regarding sinful acts, often we look the other way and do as though we would not even notice the faults , the missed opportunities , sins , in fact at times we even cover up for each other ! We do not dare to look into each other's eye and with brotherly love to bring to their attention, to warn our companions ! We don’t dare to speak up loudly , clearly , that all that you plan, do , that is no good , it is meaningless , sinful, it only serves your ambitions, your lust for power ! This falls meant consideration , tact is the basis of lots os suffering, misery!
Let’s learn from Christ, let’s be willing , daring to talk to each other about the shortcomings , the negligence , sins as well ! Let’s dare to lead , guide one another with patient love to goodness, calm , peaceful waters ! In the schools, at our workplace , but even in the different stratas of our community lets dare to call upon our truant, negligent, slandering, scandal-mongering , misappropriating, aggressive companions ,calmly, patiently lead them on th the way of brotherly love ! Lets help each other to escape from the web of sin ! Supporting one another to live our lives freely , in the dignity as children of God !!
With the love of a lesser brother ,
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : we are not all the same .
Now Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, "Woman, you are set free from your ailment." When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, "There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day." But the Lord answered him and said, "You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?" When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.