Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel 8 December 2018 Feast of the Immaculate Conception of our Lady.
Mary dares , can say “ yes" to God’s request !! God also calls the rich young man , but he does not dare to say “ yes", he does not dare to get going holding onto God’s hand , on the way of serving love !! You as well , as I am, also called on by God , our Creator calls us through our conscience !! We do not have to think about big things , the sea is made up from tiny droplets!! God did not disclose to Mary either, every task, calling in Her life at once! The road from the simple “yes” in Nazareth , till becoming the Queen of Heaven is very arduous, long !!
God is calling you as well , when you quieten down , in the hour of prayer you will feel in your heart what it is that you have to do just now !! He will not present you with a written statement as to what way of life you have to pursue , but He will always show you the next step ! Perhaps today your Creator is only asking you to sit down quietly to study, move on by teaching yourself , or buy a nice flower for the one you love , dare to go with trust to her and dare by saying yes to life to establish a family, to accept the gift of a child ! Everybody’s way is different , but if your Creator holds your waist , and you let Him trustingly then He will guide your steps as well !! God leads you step by step .
translated by dr k.e.
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, "Greetings, favoured one! The Lord is with you." But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end." Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I am a virgin?" The angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. For nothing will be impossible with God." Then Mary said, "Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word." Then the angel departed from her.