Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel …. Saturday 12 January 2019
"He must increase….."Says Saint John the Baptist of Jesus Christ ! ! In truth it is not only the prophet’s task but that of all of us to proclaims the greatness of God , to praise our Creator ! To get people know the beauty, the wonders of the world created by God !!At the same time it is also our duty to bring to the surface of our fellow human beings to the surface their precious, beautiful features , those mental, spiritual , physical qualities that they maybe unaware of ! Our goal is , that seeing the beauty, perfectness of this world , experiencing the goodness , virtues of the Christians people will praise the greatness of our Creator God .
A boy was taken in , in our home there were lots of problems, difficulties with him. He had to repeat year 5 three times , of course not because he was stupid, but because he did not want to cooperate with his teachers ! His father passed away , he finished up in a home and he was rebelling against this , he was angry with the world , and he also showed this anger very harshly. they scolded him at school, he was given bad marks , they downgraded his behaviour and finally he was failed in several subjects ! To be honest I also, others as well spoke with him, but we could not get through to him , he did not want to communicate with anybody !The years passed we did not let go of the child’s hand and the way I see it he slowly understood that we are not satisfied with the world either , but the world won’t become a better place by that neither more liveable if we annoy , scold, mock one another! This boy grew up nicely , he studies well and he became the pride of our home , he sings, plays the guitar, acts in plays , I see him that he has understood that only love, goodness , honest work are capable of making our world as well as our fate better too ! Our world created by God can only be made better, more , richer by love, goodness , enduring work!God and all that He represents has to grow, and then our world will become more habitable , nicer and better !
Come lets join together and make our world created by God with patient work nicer, the people living in it better truer and lets proclaim the greatness of our Creator God audibly, may all the beauty, value hiding unnoticed in all of us shine ! I believe that with this we are going to we are going to brighten the greatness of our Creator God on this earth. !
With love ,
translated by dr k.e.
Photo: The children of Déva proclaiming the greatness of God.
The Word of God
After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he spent some time there with them and baptized. John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim because water was abundant there; and people kept coming and were being baptized John, of course, had not yet been thrown into prison. Now a discussion about purification arose between John's disciples and a Jew. They came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, the one who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you testified, here he is baptizing, and all are going to him." John answered, "No one can receive anything except what has been given from heaven. You yourselves are my witnesses that I said, 'I am not the Messiah, but I have been sent ahead of him.' He who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom's voice. For this reason my joy has been fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease."