Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel..Thursday 20 December 2018
“Hail” How respectfully , lovingly is God’s angel greeting Mary !! The course of history is turned around by a one minute , calm conversation ! Lets think about it , our meetings, our conversations how are they conducted and what do they result in ??
Let us also try and greet everybody with such respect, patient love, goodness !! Our greetings, our purposeful words , our dialogues should be filled with patience , goodness , respect, love and then I believe that in my life as well , even if just brief encounters lasting just for a few moments , conversations will bear their fruit for a lifetime , just as the meeting of Mary and the Angel !!
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : with our children in front of the MTVA-Budapest a day before the siege .
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.