Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel 23 December 2018 -Fourth Sunday of Advent
"For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.” Luke 1,45
The man knowingly accepting God’s presence and carrying that with humility , just like Mary, carries light, joy to his fellow human beings , every where he goes! Wherever he steps in there blessing, pure joy will spring in the hearts, the homes ! The most beautiful gift of Christmas is, if we are also filled by God’s life-giving ,precious presence ! Following the example of Mary on our journey , we ourselves will take joy by singing with happy jubilation the Magnificat, blazing light to the houses of our brethren !! Lets ask from our Redeemer for ourselves and each other as a Christmas present , Jesus’ life-giving embrace, so that blessed , our lives will become a blessing for our loved ones , the ones living around us !!Many gifts are tempting , but lets not be satisfied with anything less than God, lets not put our hands out for the gifts , but humbly , but resolutely towards the Giver !
Father Csaba .
translated by dr k.e.
In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me? For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her by the Lord."