Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Wednesday 27 February 2019
"Whoever is not against us is for us.” Mark 9, 38
Very often we can manage to bring out the wickedness from each other , with tiresome , hard work we create for ourselves a hated enemy . Lets just think about this, if we are in danger , if we are being attacked , then we start to defend ourselves , very often we also become hostile as well. But if we are being ordered about ,or if we feel that we are being forced to do something, if they try to fill us full ,-this can even arise even from love as well-then we barricade ourselves , often we can turn to being offensive . Very often because of petty things, well-meaning , harmless people can also become the fierce enemies of each other , and willingly or unwillingly we can cause serious suffering , grief.
The shortest distance between two people is the straight talk, the honest dialogue . Lets observe that the great Master Jesus how easily can address people, gets to know them, and with just a few word within a few minutes He turns them into being His friends:
"Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” After Good Friday “ Peter do you love me ? or “Saul, Saul why are you persecuting me ! “ Lets reflect at some length about these meetings ! Let us gaze in wonderment that how every smile of Jesus , word makes a friend.
Lets dare to step on the road travelled by our Master , that leads to the land of companions, good friends !
May God grant us , that with our sweaty, hard labour we do not make enemies from the people living around us , but we gain real good friends for ourselves for eternal life with happy, cheerful laughter .
With love ,
Father Csaba ,
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : two true great friends from Déva Laura and Zita .
The Word of God
John said to him, "Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us." But Jesus said, "Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. Whoever is not against us is for us."