Read more: Thursday , 16 May 2019Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel 16 May 2019
"Very truly, I tell you, whoever receives one whom I send receives me; and whoever receives me receives him who sent me.” John 13, 16-20
Jesus speaks several times of the Good Shepherd !! He describes what the true good shepherd is like , how he has to behave so that the sheep should listen to his word and follow him . In the passage quoted above Jesus identifies Himself with His colleagues , the priests , friars consecrated to Him . When I first read these words I was shivering with cold , as on the one hand I feel my own insignificance, fallibility , weakness , on the other hand I feel , that I as a servant of God in reality I have to be  Alter Christ ( the replica of Christ). We have to implement  what Saint Paul puts so beautifully when he says :” I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.”Galatians 2, 20
Let us pray for vocations , so that the rich young men, the boys and girls hear the call of Christ and with a great spirit get going on the narrow and steep way of the adoration of God, love of mankind . God does not only want to speak to us through the Holy Scripture , would not only like to be among us in the Holy Eucharist , but with the everyday serving love wants to be present in the lives of the women and men consecrated to Him. 
With the love of a lesser brother ,
Father Csaba
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : With Father Pál Feri 
The Word of God
Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them. I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But it is to fulfil the scripture, “The one who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.” I tell you this now, before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe that I am he. Very truly, I tell you, whoever receives one whom I send receives me; and whoever receives me receives him who sent me.’
John 13:16-20
Read more: Wednesday 15 May 2019Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Wednesday 15 May 2019
Jesus again and again testifies about the community of love of the Holy Trinity, from which we are not locked out either ! “Come to me all of you “ -says Jesus and this is not just like a poetic invitation , but a real one into the divine community of love ! The tragedy of Europe and the developed world is that we are not looking for a living, personal relation with God , but we are satisfied with the joys of the material world , the many worthless junk, clothes , expensive food , cars , houses rising high like crypts , empty boasting in front of each other !! We believe we can do everything , we can try everything , but our topsy-turvy rummaging , our idiotic behaviour does not make us joyful , but more like an ape, a missing link  , similar to the evil spirit ! 
Although I know that I don’t deserve it , I am not really expecting alms from my Creator , but that He takes hold of my hand and make me sit at His table . I am yearning for Him to raise His kindhearted gaze at me , just trust me with any little task so that I maybe useful for Him ! I believe in Jesus Christ and in the One who Sent Him , the Heavenly Father and this makes me happy , gives me strength to do my daily work , to the ability to love  the misbehaving children , if I fall to start anew , and in all my needs ! It is good to belong to the community of the Holy Trinity already here in this world , because in this big family there is always peace , here if I step into the quietness of prayer , I always feel the calming warmth of the love filled confidence , the shining hope , if I get lost , in a childlike naive rushing around , there always is where to return , if I hurt myself by committing a sin here they are not judging but healing ! 
I know that you are also small, insignificant but I encourage you , get your bits and pieces and come with prayerful love move move into our God’s abode , our Heavenly Father even awaits the homecoming of the prodigal son ……
With love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e. 
The Word of God
Jesus cried aloud, 'Whoever believes in me believes not in me but in him who sent me. And whoever sees me sees him who sent me. I have come as light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in the darkness. I do not judge anyone who hears my words and does not keep them, for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. The one who rejects me and does not receive my word has a judge; on the last day the word that I have spoken will serve as judge, for I have not spoken on my own, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment about what to say and what to speak. And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I speak, therefore, I speak just as the Father has told me.'
John 12:44-50
Read more: Tuesday 14 May 2019Father Csaba’s reflection on he gospel Tuesday 14 May 2019
"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me “ John 10, 22
One of the sure signs of belonging to God is if I listen to my Creator … Do I listen to my conscience ???? Every man, if they become still, calmly praying turn within themselves , will hear the Word of God . It is a fact that we don’t always like what God is telling us, so it’s better to listen to the radio , talk or go on the internet ….
Trustingly lets put our phones down and lets become quietened down , there is a wonderful world within us that is so exciting to discover !! God is good company , not boring , does not  hassle us , simply like a truly good Shepherd leads us, He takes care of everything kind-heartedly , and if we stray away even if we are the ” hundredth” He will search for us !! Lets trust with confidence our lives through our consciences , to God leading us through the Church .
With love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : step into the sanctuary of your heart.
The Word of God
It was the feast of the Dedication at Jerusalem; it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. So the Jews gathered round him and said to him, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly." Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness to me; but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are one."
John 10:22-30
Read more: Saturday 11 May 2019Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Saturday 11 May 2019
“ A play where God builds a bridge between two worlds.”
'Do you also wish to go away?'We are not able to comprehend what we are playing with !! I was looking at children, adults and I see that they have no sense of fear at all ! Even though there are tens of thousands i the Romanian prisons , unfortunately last year close on two thousand people lost their lives in accidents and more than this number took their own lives and then we are not even talking about divorces , nor about those 57,000 children who are cared for by the state , who are crying after their parents in Romanian child protection homes ! Naturally we also have to think of the final events , happenings as well ….What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Mark 8, 36
The education system and naturally the parents as well commit a fatal mistake when they let their children believe that no matter what they do their deeds have no consequences !! The students if they do not study, do not obey , if they are unscrupulously insolent , if they play truant from school and they can get away with all this without any consequences then they will develop a very wrong impression of getting away without being wounded ! ! It is a very great problem if a child believes that “ they can get away with anything “ because nothing is going to happen ! This is why I am supporting the commander of the prison in Balassagyarmat and the inmates who wrote a play in honour of Saint Adorjan and the presentation of this production by the inmates !! The world premier is going to be on 19th May at 5 p.m. at the banquet hall of the town hall in Balassagyarmat .I saw the rehearsals and I would like if many people would be able to see this performance performed by the inmates, I sincerely hope , that even through the television the inmates of this prison can warn the growing up generation about the many, many dangers lurking around them in the big wide world . There is a great deal at stake ! Lets look out after ourselves and each other !
Csaba testvér
Photo : A rehearsal of the play about the life of Saint Adorjan .
The Word of God
When many of his disciples heard it, they said, 'This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?' But Jesus, being aware that his disciples were complaining about it, said to them, 'Does this offend you? Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. But among you there are some who do not believe.' For Jesus knew from the first who were the ones that did not believe, and who was the one that would betray him. And he said, 'For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted by the Father.'
Because of this many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him. So Jesus asked the twelve, 'Do you also wish to go away?' Simon Peter answered him, 'Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.'
John 6:60-69
Read more: Monday 6 May 2019Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Monday 6 May 2019
"you are looking for me……. because you ate your fill of the loaves. “ John 6, 22
Jesus sees it clearly, that most times we are seeking for the presence of God in a selfish way looking for gifts: health, knowledge , when in reality we should be looking for the Healer, the Teacher , the Giver of gifts ! Jesus would like to give us Himself  in the Holy Eucharist , in the Eucharist He would like to meet with us . Time is passing fast , not that much longer to go till 2020 September , the time for the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest . Lets quieten down in the murmur of spring and lets think about the amount of time we spend in front of the Blessed Eucharist . The little Jesus aged 12 spent happily three days in the temple of Jerusalem praying , listening to wise priests . How good it would be even if not for days or hours but at least daily I would go into the church that comes my way just for a few minutes , to greet my Creator God with a childlike devotion ! Lets get my heart and spirit  used to the blessed presence of God, make friends with my redeeming Christ . Lets search for the presence of God, lets build diligently  His kingdom and lets trust in Him, that I’ll receive everything necessary in addition.
With love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : The tabernacle of the chapel  in the Saint Stephen home , in front of which the children pray day after day. 
The Word of God
The next day the crowd that had stayed on the other side of the lake saw that there had been only one boat there. They also saw that Jesus had not got into the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. Then some boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus.When they found him on the other side of the lake, they said to him, 'Rabbi, when did you come here?' Jesus answered them, 'Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.' Then they said to him, 'What must we do to perform the works of God?' Jesus answered them, 'This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.'
John 6:22-29
Read more: Saturday 4 May 2019Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Saturday 4 May 2019
"It is I; do not be afraid.” Love is the force moving the world , fear paralyses not only me but all of us , in our thinking , our movement , it strangles us in all aspects of our lives , it hinders us in our growth , in our development ! The  power of the God of Love makes our lives more fertile , fill it with light, shining ! Fear is the attack of the evil spirit , the presence of a murderer…..If I love then life will sprout from that around me , people will burst into bloom like the trees in the spring sunshine , if I emanate fear the way I live my life , then darkness feat will follow me, just like in the  treacherous spring frost , life will cease to exist … let us stop and look at our Master in awe , who in the dark of the night , on the stormy sea looks up His apostles and lovingly encourages them :"It is I; do not be afraid.”
Jesus not only consoles , encourages but at the same time , with a strong hand gets the boat together with His friends to their destination.
During the quietness of the weekend lets take count of my acquaintances , friends ! Lets see how many have turned away from me in fear, terror, are there such people who live my sheer presence , my words , pronouncements as a threat ?! Of course I also have to take it into count that can I, do I want to give strength, courage , hope to my brothers living around me ?! All those who either though their own faults , or the faults of others get into trouble , drift into a storm , are  being tossed about on the verge of physical destruction can they count on me ? Do people living around me dare  to ask for consoling , encouraging help , have they experienced it when was I embraced  by people with their hearts filled by gratitude ?
I was born in the image and likeness of God , how great would it be if this blessed beautiful feature of Jesus Christ, His consoling , encouraging , inspiring strength would also shine on my face as well ! 
With love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : Our girls in Déva like to keep the stairs clean , it was good to see how enthusiastically they set about the task .
The Word of God
When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were terrified. But he said to them,  Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the land toward which they were going.
John 6:16-21
Read more: Thursday 2 May 2019 Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Thursday 2 May 2019 
"the one who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks about earthly things…...He whom God has sent speaks the words of God….” John 3, 31
What do you talk about with your husband , your wife, your friends ?? Why would your child believe you that it is good to study , to read, if he were sees you reading a book , to look into some exciting topics, to argue about it , to make the rounds !? In your room are there one or two open books by your bedside ? Do you go to libraries , museums , picture galleries , attend scientific symposiums , do you take your child with you !? When your child comes home after school what does he see when he looks at you, how do you spend the Sundays, public holidays ? Do you take some reading material with you when you go on holidays , travelling at least one book ? ? Do you talk  with your husband, wife in front of your child about literary , scientific questions, do you talk over spiritual questions that are of interest to youth you recently read , or are you only occupied by monetary , material things,  the argumentative  solving of momentary problems with your other half ??
Lets start with ourselves the upbringing , disciplining of our children, whatever there is that we would not like to see in our children lets nice and quietly root out from ourselves , and lets start putting into practice quickly and placing it high on our list of priorities those values , virtues that we miss seeing in our children !!
If we really value highly knowledge, studying , the curious wonderment of the beauties, secrets, truths of our world then quite certainly my child is also going to put his hand out towards these treasures !! But if none of this is of any interest for me , then lets not be surprised if my child performs poorly at  school , keeps failing , and is longing after my dusty, earthly possessions , talks about them !! Children learn by experience !! 
With love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : our children in a library prior to a performance . 
The Word of God
The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks about earthly things. The one who comes from heaven is above all. He testifies to what he has seen and heard, yet no one accepts his testimony. Whoever has accepted his testimony has certified this, that God is true. He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure. The Father loves the Son and has placed all things in his hands. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever disobeys the Son will not see life, but must endure God’s wrath.
John 3:31-36
Read more: Monday 29 April 2019Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel….Monday 29 April 2019
"Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above." 
What does to "Be born again mean" ?! One could write many things , but this week , on the fifth week of the Child Christ I would like to reflect about Obedience !! The child Jesus is obedient , pays attention to His parents , His surrounding…The 12 year old Jesus stays for three days in Jerusalem , listens to the services , talks with the priests , puts questions to them ,but when His parents take Him by the hand , then He goes home -HE OBEYS- Yes I should become aware of the great truth , God is obeying the sons of men !
After the start of His public ministry , Jesus says it literally : “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” John 4,34
In Jesus’ life obedience , paying attention to His parents and later on to the Heavenly Father is paramount and not only till events go well , but even later on Holy Thursday , Good Friday as well… "He knelt down and prayed,42 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” …. 44 And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.” Luke 22, 41-45
Yes, to be born again means , with the words of Saint Paul:" I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. “ Galatians 2,20
My conscience is God’s word , to obey God means , that I live my life in my small family at home, but in my big Family as well , in the Church paying attention to the signs of time , day after day listening to my conscience !!
Do I want to learn a childlike disposition from Christ ? Humbly I should embark on the way of obedience …. God like a heavenly GPS leads us gently with love on the way of eternal love . No matter where I wander off , knows the right way , that guides me on and speaks to us , through our family, our surrounding , our Church , through the words of the Holy Gospel . Every word of His has to go through the filter of my conscience , and if this inner convictions shine through, then I am progressing on the right way ! God leads me whether through the “bath” of repentance , or even through Golgotha as well, even through the stations of the cross of Good Friday , He can lead me to the eternal Easter , to the resurrection with Him , to eternal life !!
With love,
Father Csaba .
translated by dr k.e.
The Word of God
Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God." Jesus answered him, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above." Nicodemus said to him, "How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother's womb and be born?" Jesus answered, "Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not be astonished that I said to you, 'You must be born from above.' The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit."
John 3:1-8
Read more: Thursday 25 April 2019Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Thursday 25 April 2019
Many would like to simplify  Jesus’ story, they would like present our Redeemer as a simple teacher,  an ideological wiseman. It is certain, that Jesus’ teaching is very important , with the commandment of love He established something that is marking the beginning of an era , but the person of Jesus Christ is much more important than this , since He is true God and true man as we profess it in the Creed . Jesus Himself asks the disciples to touch His body . He asks them for food and eats it in front of them , so that people’s faith will become stronger and deeper in our Redeemer. The gift is important but the giver is even more important . Christian teaching has to be learnt , but without getting to know , accept the Teacher , the Gospel will not become life within us.
From the kingdom of our Creator God, the Son of God comes among us ! Lets just think about this what infinite vistas does Jesus’ person open up in front of us . Already the fact itself that God the Creator of the whole universe empties Himself and comes among us as a Child, descends on earth can fill us with unbelievable joy.. Jesus is not only a distant light at the end of a dark tunnel of thousands of years , but He is the Light  itself, the Hope that came true , the embodiment of the Faith of a believer . Jesus’ teaching without His Deity is only an empty cerebration ,train of thoughts , a nice teaching , The fact that the second divine Person for our sake became man, gives the whole of Christianity weight, meaning, perspective  and no matter what we said, did, He did not let go of our hand. Jesus’ words , His parables , promises have to be taken seriously for the reason that Christ rose from the dead at the dawn of Easter .
I encourage you with the love of a lesser brother come lets go into our churches, lets get down on our knees in front of the blessed Sacrament lets put our hands out deliberately towards our Lord Jesus Christ , lets profess Him as our Redeemer , lets embrace Him with love , lets decide to stand by Him deliberately .
With love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : Holy mass in Csobánka .
The Word of God
Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, ‘Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.’ And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’ They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate in their presence.
Then he said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.’ Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.
Luke 24:35-48
Read more: Wednesday 24 April 2019Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Wednesday 24 April 2019 …
"Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road,while he was opening the scriptures to us?" 
It is such a wonderful story of the gospel about the disciples  of Emmaus !! My brother you who are in trouble I ask you to read it at some length !! Lets also talk to each other  in a way that the heart of our companion may not scatter lightenings, but should be blazing with love !! Is this difficult for you, did you walk the Golgotha ?? Perhaps you feel that you have even been crucified ?? Do not give up !! God loves you ! You should just love even if stumbling, at the end of the tunnel the light will shine at you !
With the hope of Easter in my heart ,
Father Csaba
translated by dr k.e.
The Word of God
Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, "What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?" They stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, "Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?" He asked them, "What things?" They replied, "The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him." Then he said to them, "Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?" Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures. As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, "Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over." So he went in to stay with them.When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?" That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. They were saying, "The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!" Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
Luke 24:13-35
Read more: Tuesday 23 April 2019Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Tuesday 23 April 2019.
"…..go to my brothers and say to them..” John 20, 18 
Jesus is asking one thing from us , to spread the news, the good news, hope , consolation to our brothers !! This was the task of Mary Magdalene , but also the  task of apostles  as well and Jesus Christ is asking the same from us as well , lets go with trust , love and in His name and lets console those who are sad, lets encourage the ones in despair , lets bring faith, hope , love into the world , the same way as God’s servant Bishop Márton Áron did as well !! Come on lets get going , the love of Christ is hastening us !!
Your lesser brother ,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e. 
Photo: The statue of Márton Áron in the main square of Csíkszereda 
The Word of God
But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him." When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?" Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away." Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rabbouni!" (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, "Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'" Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord"; and she told them that he had said these things to her.
John 20:11-18