Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel 11 November 2018 32. Sunday in Ordinary time Remembrance Day.
It is not only money you can give to God , but from within yourself , from your time also to your Creator !! In the midst of running around you take out your rosary beads and in the stillness you can recite a prayer , or read part of the scripture , perhaps you sit inside a church in front of the blessed Eucharist and then you really gave a gift to your Creator from what is the most precious for you , a few minutes from your life !!
I was talking with a few young people who have been volunteers at our Foundations ! They gave a few days, few weeks to the needy children , and though them to Christ ! ! I believe that Christ is not looking at the value of the work given as a gift of your own time, it maybe that your efforts are only worth two coins but I am convinced that if you give kind heartedly, then in the eyes of God your every minute is a precious gift that will last, remain for eternal life!
Lets dare to take on voluntary service , lets want to give time, energy to the One from Whom we received everything the we are , and all that we possessed as a gif !!
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : Father Csaba in Melbourne in the Saint Stephen Ecumenical Church Melbourne …. on 25th anniversary of the church
As he taught, he said, ‘Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the market-places, and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honour at banquets! They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.’
He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, ‘Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.’