Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel
In 2004 in Hungary a referendum was held ! Making possible for those people professing themselves to be of Hungarian nationality , but not living in Hungary ,not Hungarian citizens to get favourable naturalisation law , however the decision to make this possible by the total population was not realised ! After the unsuccessful referendum many made their own decisions ! Marek Bernardin OFM was born in Győr, a Hungarian citizen , a Franciscan friar , with the permission of his superior, got on the train and travelled to Transylvania, Erdély, to Déva and ever since then with the love of a lesser brother , with undiminished drive served his Hungarian brothers, discriminated against , left outside the border , The community of the Hungarians in Southern areas of Transylvania , but also the smallest of all the orphaned children as well ! We all found a true good friend in Father Bernardin , who by his superiors was moved now from the first of August to Kaplony another Franciscan monastery , so he can serve his brothers living there as a lesser brother !!
Who could say that our good brother during the past 15 years just here in Déva how many homilies he said , how many reflections he had , how many holy masses he celebrated , how many children he baptised , how many Transylvanian Hungarians he accompanied on their last journey to the cemetery, how many reconciliations he heard humbly, patiently ? The only one who can give an answer is the One who sent him among us , who keeps count of every glass of water we give in His name ! The good seed fell into our hearts and I believe that it has already produced a harvest a hundred , a thousand fold even so far ! This world is so beautiful and habitable because such kind- hearted , wonderful people live in it , who silently , many times unnoticed with their sheer presence sow the good seed, are capable of putting everything else aside and even accept the service of the smallest with love, smiling !!
With brotherly love , sincere gratitude ,
translated by dr k.e.
Photos : 29 July 2019 Father Bernardin in Déva .
The Word of God
His disciples approached Jesus, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field." He answered, "The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears listen!
Matthew 13, 36-43