Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Saturday 26 January 2019 The Feast of Saint Timothy and Saint Titus
I believe , I am convinced , that despite all my weaknesses upon the request of the apostles ,the Lord of the Harvest , sent me to work into His harvest!!
I was ordained a priest 30 years ago by Bishop Jakab Antal in Gyulafehérvár !! I weighed 59 kilos then , the communism seemed endless , there was neither future, nor prospect in anything , but I trusted in God, in my superiors in the Church , who all spent time in prison because of their faith and I set out in God’s name with my companions !
The years have passed , now in 2019 , aged sixty , a priest for 30 years , I have to say humbly , that the harvest is very, very abundant, plentiful and often quite hard , in fact often it was a rough situation, but I was never disappointed in God, in my Church !! I received thirty wonderful years from God, I could walk in the land of miracles with our children , I could experience God’s infinite kind-heartedness , His merciful patience ,and that divine wisdom that not only lead me out of all difficulties , but it also formed me , made me smarter , better, wiser !
My heart is filled to the brim with gratitude towards my Creator God , who saw it fit not only to call me , but despite my faltering to lead me step by step , and present me with an unbelievable , beautiful big family !! For all this with gratitude in my heart I proclaim , according to the will of Christ : My Brethren "The kingdom of God has come near to you.” Luke 10, 9
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : Virk László
The Word of God
After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest. Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, “Peace to this house!” And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you. Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the labourer deserves to be paid. Do not move about from house to house. Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you, eat what is set before you; cure the sick who are there, and say to them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you.”