Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Monday 8 April 2019
‘You know neither me nor my Father.If you knew me, you would know my Father also.’ John 8, 20
Just recently I met a man who called himself an atheist….. I asked him who is the God that he rejects ? After describing in a few words who is that God whom he rejected , the with a clear conscience I told him , that well done , that image of god that took shape in his head he did not take hold of his hand !! He looked at me with big round eyes then told me he does not understand what I am talking about !!
Just recently I met a man who called himself an atheist….. I asked him who is the God that he rejects ? After describing in a few words who is that God whom he rejected , the with a clear conscience I told him , that well done , that image of God that took shape in his head that he did not take hold of his hand !! He looked at me with big round eyes then told me he does not understand what I am talking about !!
That false, mistaken image of God that formed in him based on our surrounding, readings has to be discarded , because a sick faith is more harmful , than it helps!!
Then I asked him if he would me to talk about my God ?! He nodded with the wind taken out of his sails and I started talking about Jesus Christ who on the night of Christmas came among us in Bethlehem !! About that Infant who embraced Mary , tousled Joseph’s beard , smiled on the shepherds , the kings of the Orient !! Yes if we get to know our Redeemer , then will know our creator God as well. The way to God is through Jesus !! For us to have a correct image of God first of all we have to get to know the Infinity who revealed Himself through Jesus ! One does not have to be in a hurry , we should read calmly at some length the gospel and we get bogged down somewhere lets seek help unashamedly ..I am also gladly at your disposal !!
As the beautiful traits of the creator God’s face shine on the face of Jesus Christ , the same way will a healthy, image of God develop in us that gives us strength , faith , hope !! Reading Jesus’ teaching this image of God will become more and more beautiful , loveable, wonderful ! The feeling of the Holy Trinity as an open community of love towards us as well , the spring sunshine , the flowering of our unfolding faith !! To set out with with Jesus in the light of the gospel towards the Holy Trinity , a wonderful adventure , that has no end to it , because God, the Infinity cannot be roamed over , even during an infinite time !
The purpose of our being is to get to know, love God and together with Him sit at the one table at the wedding feast !!
With love ,
Father Csaba .
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : Our children doing the novena of the Christ Child in the botanical garden at Piski. The Word of God
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.’ Then the Pharisees said to him, ‘You are testifying on your own behalf; your testimony is not valid.’ Jesus answered, ‘Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid because I know where I have come from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or where I am going. You judge by human standards; I judge no one. Yet even if I do judge, my judgement is valid; for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father who sent me. In your law it is written that the testimony of two witnesses is valid. I testify on my own behalf, and the Father who sent me testifies on my behalf.’ Then they said to him, ‘Where is your Father?’ Jesus answered, ‘You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.’ He spoke these words while he was teaching in the treasury of the temple, but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.