Tuesday 5 March 2019

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b_300_300_16777215_00_images_stories_Igaz_Pedagogia_53268255_1401263806682146_8967626800465182720_n.jpgFather Csaba’s reflection on the gospel….Tuesday 5 March 2019
"Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age - houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields with persecutions - and in the age to come eternal life. "
Like a wise wine owner who savours his good wine drop by drop , I do the same with Jesus Christ’s wonderful promises word by word ! I read these holy Words over thirty-years ago, but I still cannot get enough of them !!The gospel , if we take it seriously , develops its own independent life , and starts to transform our lives!! In the atheist communist regime a priestly, monastic  vocation  was like a blind alley and not only in the eyes of the authorities but in the public mentality as well !!I gave over my life to Christ in 1988 in the Cathedral of Gyulafehérvár ! I knelt in front of my ordaining bishop, I knew that the elderly prelate spent on close to twelve years in prison, under house arrest for his faith in Christ and yet within me there was tranquility and peace , such a peace that in the previous 30y years , of my life then, I have never experienced yet ! As a sign of my abandonment of my  placing of my hand into the hand of the elderly priest’s hand I totally surrendered everything to God and I was filled with an unbelievable feeling of freedom , endless peace that is still my most precious possession !! 
Years passed , I have been serving Christ for 30 years and step by step it was proven true , that I made a good choice , if we give over everything , because even in the midst of persecutions , difficulties , we can still receive everything from the One who made this wonderful promise two thousand years ago..
With love, 
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
The Word of God
Peter began to say to Jesus, "Look, we have left everything and followed you." Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age - houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields with persecutions - and in the age to come eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first."
Mark 10:28-31