Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel 16 December 2018 Third Sunday of Advent.
Your profession , trade is not going to sanctify you , neither will it cause your damnation , because your eternal salvation is dependent not on your work but on your attitude towards it !!
Saint John the Baptist is not saying to either the bankers, nor the soldiers, neither to others having an honest profession, trade to stop working and find something else !! Yes the problem arrises if you not carrying out your work honestly, properly whether you are a banker , a soldier or anything else !!
Lets take the ten commandments into our hands and carry out our daily undertakings in the spirit of them day after day , the work we took on !!
With love ,
Picture: Cecilia Palkó the bookkeeper of the Saint Francis Foundation surrounded by the children.
And the crowds asked John the Baptist, "What then should we do?" In reply he said to them, "Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise." Even tax collectors came to be baptized, and they asked him, "Teacher, what should we do?" He said to them, "Collect no more than the amount prescribed for you." Soldiers also asked him, "And we, what should we do?" He said to them, "Do not extort money from anyone by threats or false accusation, and be satisfied with your wages." As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them by saying, "I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire." So, with many other exhortations, he proclaimed the good news to the people.