Saturday 3 November 2018

b_300_300_16777215_00_images_stories_Szep_Termeszet_IMG_E7469.JPGFather Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Saturday 3 November 2018 …..
The decades, the centuries, the millenniums are passing , but only faith is capable of providing calming answers to the real secrets  of our existence ! Science has developed incredibly a lot , man is researching the secrets of the tiniest atoms in awesome particle-accelerators , and with the giant telescopes sent into space it is studying the huge galaxies of the universe . We reached staggering results, new discoveries on a daily basis throws  the world into a fever , but for the final questions of life we cannot find the answer ! It is awesome how much today’s biologists know about mankind, how  our cells , genes work, we are progressing but every  discovery brings with it newer and newer questions : As to who we are  wherefrom and towards where are we heading ? Is there any point , purpose to all this  bustling ! What’s the final meaning of our existence ?
We are standing awestruck in front of the beauty of our world , its miraculous complexity, seeing its unimaginable size , but what we can see is that facing the final things even the wisest scientists , the real great artists , or the talk of the politicians knowing the resources of the world is only stuttering ! Many many answers have been given by the greats of humanity to our questions , but amongst the dawning , inflaming and extinguishing , burning out answers only Christ’s wise teaching can calm down humanity even today by its brilliant light ! That is why I bow my head in front of my redeeming Lord , with my heart filled by hope drifting into the infinity , waiting very humbly till He calls my name and offers me a place at the foot  of His table !
With love,
Father Csaba
translated by dr k.e.
Picture : Two ducklings drifting on a tiny island made out of reed in the water of Lake Balaton. 
On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely. When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honour, he told them a parable. "When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honour, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host; and the host who invited both of you may come and say to you, 'Give this person your place,' and then in disgrace you would start to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, 'Friend, move up higher'; then you will be honoured in the presence of all who sit at the table with you. For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."
Luke 14:1, 7-11