13 November 2018

b_300_300_16777215_00_images_stories_Szep_Termeszet_IMG_E7887.JPGFather Csaba’s reflection on the gospel….13 November 2018
In Sydney we went to the local botanical garden. We were amazed by the beauty of the various plants, bushes, and trees. Each was different and wonderful in its own way, fulfilling its duties according to the laws coded into it: it grows, blooms in a pageantry of colours, produces flowers and fruit; then it sheds its petals which slowly decompose in the soil. As lowly servants, they all complete their tasks quietly, without seeking applause, pay, or gratitude – they simply live… until they die.
 How many colours and forms delighting the eye are shining below God’s blessed sky! How good it would be to learn from these plants and flowers, with roots planted in the ground to reach up and hug the blue heavens, proclaiming our Creator’s majesty! And then, when the time comes, to gently surrender the field to those who would come after us, so they too may proclaim in their own mass of colour and form, and in their own way, God’s infinite love for us.
With love, 
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
Jesus said to his disciples, "Who among you would say to your slave who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, 'Come here at once and take your place at the table'? Would you not rather say to him, 'Prepare supper for me, put on your apron and serve me while I eat and drink; later you may eat and drink'? Do you thank the slave for doing what was commanded? So you also, when you have done all that you were ordered to do, say, 'We are worthless slaves; we have done only what we ought to have done!'"
Luke 17:7-10