Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel….Friday 24 May 2019
Does the mother of the youngest prince baking scones in ashes love her child ? Yes , it is quite certain that she loves her child as well as the one who mollycoddles her child, takes her little boy to school ny car , does everything in place of her child and gets infinitely upset why the teacher during class pesters her offspring with homework !!
There are lots of different types of love , lets see how Jesus loves His disciples ! He invites Andrew , John to Nazareth , a journey of 52 kms from the river Jordan and that night the boys even slept there ….that I can understand after such a long walk . He asks Peter to row out into the deep water , then throw the fishing net and only after He sees what his work is like does He invite him to be His disciple . He does not treat His friends with kid gloves , He asks Peter in front of everybody to set out on the stormy sea ! He sends them out in pairs into the big wide world and ask them to perform miracles then when on mount Tabor they cannot cure a sick young boy He asks them angrily : “how much longer should I put up with you ?” Jesus continuously overburdens them with work , He likes it that way ! Jesus is not raising milksops but sturdy, tough men and women , people who will cope with the difficulties amidst the storms of life ! Jesus is not waiting upon the good-for-nothing people , but with infinitely gentle love involves all His disciples in the extremely trying work of the redeeming of the world , He invites them to an extremely hard life, culminating in martyrdom! No matter how harsh this sounds we have to love our children but each other as well according to the example Jesus Christ , so that the child living by our side will grow up into such an adult who can weather all difficulties , will not become a diffident , stumbling adult , but a saint who will have his wits about him , being able to always manage the situation ! Lets love in such a way that my child will become a human cathedral , and not some sort of deserted , unwanted by all, ramshackle shed !
With a christlike love ,
translated by dr k.e.
Photo:My dear friends the six nice children of Nagy Zsolt and Kata , their eldest is studying theology wants to become a friar.
The Word of God
‘This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.