Tuesday 18 December 2018

b_300_300_16777215_00_images_stories_Csaba_levelek_Vegyes_IMG_E1742.JPGFather Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Tuesday 18 December 2018
We are the people of the Community of Love.
Jesus is the God of love ! The New Testament came into being , is kept up by the Alliance of Love ! 34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”John 13, 34-35
Do not let become part of you something that you don’t like in someone else ! If I don’t like in my companion the hatred, the angry temperament, the the aggressiveness , then I have to  pay attention that these obnoxious, repulsive traits , leading nowhere , do not sully my personality ! If I expect from my enemies the calm, sober reasoning , the patient , wise formulation of the questions of interest to them , then I should not be allowed in stepping a different path if I approach them!
We have to understand that love is  a Christian’s only uniform , that at the same time is our work-clothes but our wedding robe as well !  Lets dress our way of thinking, our deeds , our words into genuine goodwill , pure love, and we'll be stopping on the land of miracles ! Let’s make it quite clear that the essence of Christianity is not that the cross is hanging on the wall of our house , or that we keep repeating God’s name as a conjunction , but that we also love there and when  it is very difficult! Of course I am aware that what Christ is asking of us is not easy ! To love everybody, all the time is very difficult , especially if we understood that it is not enough presenting a play seemingly Christian-like , it is not enough to make out that we like this , since this story is not only about them, but about us as well! On the day of an exam the student , the teacher are being examined at the same time , one from their ability as a teacher, the other from what they have learnt !! What would be good if they all would get a good mark ! 
Solving life’s problems , the daily practising of love , are all like getting ready for a championship , a sweaty, hard work , the end result , goal of which that nice and slowly we grow up and we ourselves become like our beloved heavenly Father . Becoming a saint is a narrow, steep road , but this is the only goal of Advent and our entire earthly existence ! The difficulties, the worries that we have to solve are like weights , that if we grab onto honestly , accept them , we can become the champions of love , saints !
Have a good journey, the Kingdom of Heaven awaits us ,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : With our children from Nagyszalonta we thank the goodness of the people of the town !
Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly. But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: "Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel," which means, "God is with us." When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife.
Matthew 1:18-24