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

Read more: Easter Monday 22 April 2019Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel….Easter Monday 22 April 2019
" Sprinkle me with a wand of hyssop, and I shall be clean; washed, I shall be whiter than snow; “ Psalm 51,9
According to some unconfirmed sources - the women who were running home joyfully from the tomb of Christ , the apostles had to sprinkle them with cold water to calm them down ! I am not sure what the truth is , but the fact is that one of the nice customs of Easter Monday is the sprinkling of women with water ! I would not like it either if our girls , dear colleagues my loved and respected female acquaintances would “wilt” ! Us , priest usually use holy water for sprinkling , that is why at least in my thoughts , on the feast of Christ’s resurrection I sprinkle all my female acquaintances with the blessed water with prayer and love ! 
In this sparkling spring , I ask the blessing of God upon all precious women, girls that you maybe able, willing to devote every precious minute of your lives for the acceptance, carrying , nurturing  of life ! God’s will is that we man work in the inanimate world , struggling for the everyday necessities, but you women should serve life by taking care of your husbands , your children the  elderly, the sick ! Indoor hands rests the past , the aged , the graves of our departed , but the present as well , the mountain moving masculine strength that can be constructive , but also can be destructive , and naturally the future as well , the conceived , born, growing-up, developing child ! It is with great respect, love that I pray for you and for us men as well , that with the blessing of our creator we can be your partners, companions in the living, fulfilling  of your calling, vocation!
The sprinkling is virtual , the prayer said in place of the rhyme, little verse , is real so I am also counting on my red Easter egg! 
With love,
Father Csaba
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : our girls from Déva waiting to be sprinkled by the young men. 
The Word of God
So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them and said, ‘Greetings!’ And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshipped him. Then Jesus said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.’
While they were going, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests everything that had happened. After the priests had assembled with the elders, they devised a plan to give a large sum of money to the soldiers, telling them, ‘You must say, “His disciples came by night and stole him away while we were asleep.” If this comes to the governor’s ears, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.’ So they took the money and did as they were directed. And this story is still told among the Jews to this day.
Matthew 28:8-15

Read more: Monday 15 April 2019  Monday of Holy Week.Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Monday 15 April 2019  Monday of Holy Week.
‘Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?’ (He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.) John 12, 1
The man of our days has a tendency to explain everything , to adorn it , to dip it some sort of sweet coating so it becomes more palatable ! One can read a lot about the dilemma of Judas , why in fact does somebody stand on the dark side , why does someone become a base traitor ? Unfortunately everything is very subjective these days , everything can be interpreted in different ways , obscene , ugly things with a bit of psychological  beating about the bush can be made presentable!! How much easier would it be to say that sin is bad that destroys body and soul , like the rust the metal ! lies , hypocrisy , stealing , betrayal are sin, evil things that cannot be explained but one has to repent it , we can only be free of them if we distance ourselves by honest, heartfelt repentance, remorse !
John knew his companions well , that is why he is not trying to obscure  the truth, but calls a spade a spade :Judas was a thief , a greedy, money hungry man ! Sin does not have to be hushed up, glossed over , explained but has to be called by its name! Especially then when we recognise that sin within ourself !! Holy Week is the time of repentance ! We should not be covering up our own sins and especially we should not cherish it , but as we a toothache we run to the dentist , the same way we should turn to our father confessor and lets open up our spiritual wounds that were caused by sin !! Lets trust in our Redeemer , because quite certainly if we feel sincere repentance , make a  strong vow, deliberate  turning away from evil, then we’ll be saved !
Lets do our Easter reconciliation ! Our Heavenly Father awaits with love His prodigal children as well.
Father Csaba .
translated by dr k.e. 
Photo : Jesus Christ accepted the death on the cross for the sinners , for us.
The Word of God
Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said, ‘Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the money given to the poor?’ (He said this not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief; he kept the common purse and used to steal what was put into it.) Jesus said, ‘Leave her alone. She bought it so that she might keep it for the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me.’
When the great crowd of the Jews learned that he was there, they came not only because of Jesus but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death as well, since it was on account of him that many of the Jews were deserting and were believing in Jesus.
John 12:1-11

Read more: Friday 12 April 2019 Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Friday 12 April 2019 
"Is it not written in your law, 'I said, you are gods'? If those to whom the word of God came were called 'gods' - and the scripture cannot be annulled “ John 10, 31
Reading the gospel lets stop here , in fact lets pin our feet to the spot . Awesome lines ! Jesus Christ Himself referring to the Holy Scriptures says”.If those to whom the word of God came were called 'gods’ “ Jesus says these words in a very tense , one could say a life-death situation ! After this conversation if the Jewish people would not have been under the jurisdiction of the Romans, the Jesus would have been stoned on the spot !
Jesus not only knows the laws but also respects them , since He Himself said that : 17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished." Matthew 5,17-18 
With a sound mind , knowing the laws , how can a man say such things in front of the people wanting to condemn Him : “the Father is i me and I am in the Father . “ Since He knows that a man cannot say such a thing about himself ! He can only say it is He is truly “the Son of God” , and behold Jesus was justified by the events , the He rose again from the dead and even today lives amongst us . For me this is clear , and If all on my knees  in the presence of this truth and I profess that Jesus Christ our Teacher, our Redeemer really is the Son of God .The question is that who are we people born of a fistful of dust ? What does Jesus mean "If those to whom the word of God came were called ‘gods” I am reading God’s word and despite this I feel myself to be a born from a fistful of dust, ready to sin, small , fragile ! Our Church has never accepted that man can become “like God” , because for man this is impossible, but always taught what Saint Paul put so nicely :" I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” Galatians 2, 20 A man who has free will can give himself to the Love , and then since the living Love is guiding his thoughts, words , deeds , since God lives in him , for that reason he also becomes a saint , he is not only one who is invited to a creator God’s wedding feast , but will be a real guest as well ! In the Creed we profess “We believe in the Communion of  Saints”! Yes the Saints find a home in the community of Love of the Holy Trinity , that is why Jesus is saying to the future Saint Paul on the road to Damascus coming from the execution of Saint Stephen : “ Saul, Saul why are you persecuting me !” Not only Saint Paul feels that , Jesus lives in him, but Jesus Himself identifies Himself with the Martyrs , the Saints.
Hard talk but it is worthwhile listening to it , to reflect on it , because Jesus’ word , God’s Word are meant for us , this is the only light at the end of the tunnel , the only hope for the fragile man enclosed in this finite world , that opens a way to eternity , to our creator God’s wedding banquet !
We have to decide it is not enough to decide once , again and again , every minute of our life reading the Word of God , we have to decide in favour of Love and this way living my life with Jesus Christ living my life , I can also become the Saint pop God ! Jesus as a real person showed us that this is a feasible, on this road in reality man the Saint of God , can be a member of the living Community of Love !! 
Laden under the Gifts of our Creator,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : In the Church in Déva named after Saint Anthony, with his statue behind  the Blessed Sacrament ..Community of Love.
The Word of God
The Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus replied, "I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these are you going to stone me?" The Jews answered, "It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you, but for blasphemy, because you, though only a human being, are making yourself God." Jesus answered, "Is it not written in your law, 'I said, you are gods'? If those to whom the word of God came were called 'gods' - and the scripture cannot be annulled - can you say that the one whom the Father has sanctified and sent into the world is blaspheming because I said, 'I am God's Son'? If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me. But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father." Then they tried to arrest him again, but he escaped from their hands. He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing earlier, and he remained there. Many came to him, and they were saying, "John performed no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true." And many believed in him there.
John 10:31-42

Read more: Tuesday 9 April 2019Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Tuesday 9 April 2019
" I am he” John 8,30
It is possible that for most people this word does not say much , but for the reader of the Old Testament, the one who knows is these words mean the name of the Creator God !  When the Lord appeared for Moses to send him to  organise the exodus from the land of slavery , then to the question of the patriarch     God’s answer is incredibly concise" What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
14 And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you..” Book of Exodus 3 13-14 What does the original text mean ? Lets find out from rabbi Tamás Raj ! “ In Hebrew the future tense in Hungarian is the present and the same as the future tense this is why at the burning thorn bush God’s revelation can be interpreted two different way ( it is also customary) 1. “I am , who I am “ -but I cannot accept this , because God would not make such a supercilious statement  “. “I’ll be , who’I’ll -this implies total uncertainty , that God would not want to send as a message to people . That is why my recommendation would be : I am who I’ll be “ - God lets Moses know that the promise He made the forefathers , now most certainly will take place .” 
We believe and profess that Jesus said the truth , He is who Is  the Everlasting , He has the promise , that was made to the forefathers by God , and now most certainly it will come true .” 
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, As it was in the beginning, and now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
On bended knee ,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
The Word of God
Again he said to them, ‘I am going away, and you will search for me, but you will die in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come.’ Then the Jews said, ‘Is he going to kill himself? Is that what he means by saying, “Where I am going, you cannot come”?’ He said to them, ‘You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins, for you will die in your sins unless you believe that I am he.’ They said to him, ‘Who are you?’ Jesus said to them, ‘Why do I speak to you at all? I have much to say about you and much to condemn; but the one who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him.’ They did not understand that he was speaking to them about the Father. So Jesus said, ‘When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own, but I speak these things as the Father instructed me. And the one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what is pleasing to him.’ As he was saying these things, many believed in him.
John 8:21-30

Read more: Monday 8 April 2019Father 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.
John 8:12-20