Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Friday 5 April 2019.
We were invited to a family , I also had a couple of my teenager sons with me as well, who were like an energy bomb walking on two feet . Our hosts had a nice parrot called Pityu!! Of course the boys straight away picked out the nice birds and started to surround it . I was amazed to see that infinite calmness, careful touch , as my normally boisterous sons , sweeping away everything , slowed down and hold back their normally typhoon like whirling force and with infinite patience were approaching the little bird !! In the meantime I started talking with our host ! In a little while , perhaps my most boisterous son , to the amazement of our hosts joined us, with ethereal ease, with the bird perching on his finger !! Love , gentle goodness , a patient, calm approach builds bridges between worlds , created trust , friendship !!
My son instinctively stepped on the way of Christ , who even though is the great creator God of the world , still on the night of Christmas came amongst us as an unprotected small Child !! The burning love towards us made Jesus Christ small, weak, vulnerable and not only on the night of Christmas but forever ! Our only hope God’s tenderness , the infinite love , that made the great, powerful God , to become an unprotected Child nestling up to us !! Power in being powerless, greatness in the unprotected smallness !! Wonderful !!
The gentle patience of our Master as He is approaching us , we should not only admire , but we should also become kind-hearted lesser brothers of each other ! We should not be living in our own enclosed world whilst judging each other , causing wounds , but approach our brother with this patient, gentleness of Christ , lets try to bring out from each other the good , the saint . Love gives birth to love and brings to the surface such values from within us , who love and from our companions whom we also love , that we would have never dreamt of ! Love leads us into the land of miracles , to such a way of producing happiness that leads into the Kingdom of Heaven !! Love is the only force that can open a new era not only in the life of mankind but also in my everyday as well !! I told my children many times that the love of Christ is a real magic wand , that if we take it into our hand following the example of our Master , and we use it with His kind-hearted spirituality by which He became small, then we can create miracles in our own lives as well !! Lets set out on the way of love , lets take into our hand the most exciting God-given magic wand .
translated by dr k.e.
The Word of God
After this Jesus went about in Galilee. He did not wish to go about in Judea because the Jews were looking for an opportunity to kill him. Now the Jewish festival of Booths was near.
But after his brothers had gone to the festival, then he also went, not publicly but as it were in secret.
Now some of the people of Jerusalem were saying, 'Is not this the man whom they are trying to kill? And here he is, speaking openly, but they say nothing to him! Can it be that the authorities really know that this is the Messiah? Yet we know where this man is from; but when the Messiah comes, no one will know where he is from.' Then Jesus cried out as he was teaching in the temple, 'You know me, and you know where I am from. I have not come on my own. But the one who sent me is true, and you do not know him. I know him, because I am from him, and he sent me.' Then they tried to arrest him, but no one laid hands on him, because his hour had not yet come.
John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30