17 February 2019 - Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

b_300_300_16777215_00_images_stories_Szep_Termeszet_52020874_1389649671176893_5033581102590066688_n.jpgFather Csaba’s reflection on the gospel 17 February 2019  - Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 
“Be glad ….and rejoice!"
A Christian by accepting the  burdens of life and all the difficulties associated with the duties of his standing in society day after day patiently taking them on , then they have every reason to live happily and trusting, that his life despite all problems, worries will culminate in rejoicing ! A Christian is not joyous because things are going well , or because the money is accumulating nicely in the bank , but because despite all his weaknesses he still knows that God considers him as one of His own and loves him !! A God-fearing man can be happy even in the lions’ den , because Jesus does not attach the conditions of our happiness to extraordinary performances , or achievements delighting the eyes, but to our personal relation with Him !! The results of our work in reality are the gifts of God ! We sow , we fall into the ground just like the good seed, or the gentle spring rain , but it is our Creator who gives the produce, the fruit, , when His Holy Majesty sees it fit !!
It maybe that you are poor, perhaps you hunger , cry, your good intentions are misinterpreted  and that say all sorts of vile things about you, but if you walk on the path of love , you’ll be happy .True happiness cannot be given by wealth, richest, success, condescension  , the source of happiness is not here but in the arms of your creator God ! A good Christian desires to be there !!
With love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
Photo: Winter turning into spring.
The Word of God
He came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon.
Then he looked up at his disciples and said:
‘Blessed are you who are poor,
   for yours is the kingdom of God.
‘Blessed are you who are hungry now,
   for you will be filled.
‘Blessed are you who weep now,
   for you will laugh.
‘Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice on that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets.
‘But woe to you who are rich,
   for you have received your consolation.
‘Woe to you who are full now,
   for you will be hungry.
‘Woe to you who are laughing now,
   for you will mourn and weep.
‘Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets.
Luke 6:17, 20-26