Sitting in my room I am pondering on the teachings of the scientists in our days …they state that 13,7 billion years ago when the big bang happened everything came into being during the fraction of a second ! In the beginning there was only energy-unimaginable by us- that forcing open space, time started to expand. It expanded and cooled and subatomic particles appeared then close to half a billion years later came into being the first structure known by scientists today the atom!Forming a union with a proton, a neutron, and an electron !Our physicists state that every single particle of matter came to life out of this vast energy source. I look into the mirror dismayed ….unbelievable all my little particles were there at this time ! I become quiet and I feel infinitely old !
In whirling time of the rolling of the sea I think about what the biologists are saying , that all the atoms forming my body are changed yearly because a human body is not a permanent, unchanged entity but constantly a carrier of life and death . The cells of a human body are constantly coming to life, being born and dying , all the blood being carried by my body are used up within 21 days and are exchanged for brand new blood cells ! My constitution is not repairing itself at the level of cells , tissues but rather destroying them produces new ones . Looking in the mirror and I acknowledge that in reality not one part of me is more than a year old !
I sit on my chair in the morning listening to the birds twittering I can see our world is working peacefully ,well , my companions are inviting me for a coffee , everybody is laughing , joking , the vacation is here and this isn right ! I stand up so I can kneel down and profess my faith in my Creator , in His Holy Son , Jesus Christ who in Himself showed God’s merciful , kind-hearted , life-giving beautiful face! Yes I believe in the holy Trinity , and I believe in my God’s beautiful gift in life , that is eternal , reassuring to the man woken up to self-awareness , will reach fulfilment at our God’s wedding table!
I believe in eternity, in the final victory of love ,
translated by dr k.e.
18 Some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him and asked him a question, saying, 19‘Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no child, the man* shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother. 20There were seven brothers; the first married and, when he died, left no children; 21and the second married her and died, leaving no children; and the third likewise; 22none of the seven left children. Last of all the woman herself died. 23In the resurrection* whose wife will she be? For the seven had married her.’
24 Jesus said to them, ‘Is not this the reason you are wrong, that you know neither the scriptures nor the power of God? 25For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 26And as for the dead being raised, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the story about the bush, how God said to him, “I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob”? 27He is God not of the dead, but of the living; you are quite wrong.’
"Do you love me ?"It is amazing , our Lord Jesus Christ does not expect us to be conscientious colleagues , diligent day-labourers of His, but that we love Him with all our heart , all our mind and with all our might!! Yes God would like us to adore Him with a burning love, that He be the most important One for us first and foremost over everything and everybody !!
Lets reciprocate our God's love towards us !
translated by dr k.e.
When they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter, 'Simon son of John, do you love me more than these others do?' He answered, 'Yes, Lord, you know I love you.' Jesus said to him, 'Feed my lambs.'
A second time he said to him, 'Simon son of John, do you love me?' He replied, 'Yes, Lord, you know I love you.' Jesus said to him, 'Look after my sheep.'
Then he said to him a third time, 'Simon son of John, do you love me?' Peter was hurt that he asked him a third time, 'Do you love me?' and said, 'Lord, you know everything; you know I love you.' Jesus said to him, 'Feed my sheep. In all truth I tell you, when you were young you put on your own belt and walked where you liked; but when you grow old you will stretch out your hands, and somebody else will put a belt round you and take you where you would rather not go.'
In these words he indicated the kind of death by which Peter would give glory to God. After this he said, 'Follow me.’
I made known to them your name and I will make it known, that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in them.” John 17, 26
Our Redeemer-the beautiful words in the gospel of Saint John- tantamount to a declaration of love! God not only loves us , but He also expected , and even now desires , that we also reciprocate His devotion towards us ! For eternal times the first commandment given to man says : " You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve!” This commandment for us is an honour that we have carry out , lets rally around into the Fraternity of the Blessed Sacrament ! We are calling everybody , the expectation is simple : endeavour to worship God, to adore our Creator from all our heart , to love sincerely every creature and spend at least one hour a week in adoration where ever you live ! Just as in a campfire the branches mutually ignite one another , I believe that in such a large spiritual family strengthened by each other’s devotion, we will also be fortified in strength and courage , together we will be able to adore the Holy Trinity more enthusiastically and love all creatures !
What do I have to do become part of this spiritual community , and if I want to get into the Perpetual Adoration ?
On the webpage of the Saint Francis Foundation , on www.magnificat.ro a picture of the marble tabernacle on the Christian Káld church’s altar, in Iraq, appears, the damage caused by the bullets is well visible , clicking on this picture a window will appear with the different time zones , there by selecting and clicking on a button the diary of Perpetual Adoration will appear and in the upper corner the word “registration! for registering . Clicking on this, a new window appears which will be asking for your details and please indicate the time and day when you can meet with our Lord in the Holy Eucharist . Clicking on the little red heart that appears you can check if your registration was successful also you can see the names of others who may be praying at the same time . What I would would really like to achieve that every spot is filled by little red hearts and that our Lord Jesus Christ will really have true adoration every hour of every day all year around .
Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed saying:
"I pray not only for these, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me.
And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me.
Father, they are your gift to me.
I wish that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
Righteous Father, the world also does not know you, but I know you, and they know that you sent me.
I made known to them your name and I will make it known, that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in them.”
"Eternal life is this: to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” John 17,2 .
The purpose of our earthly life is to get to know and follow Jesus Christ ! To discover our Redeemer’s beautiful attributes , to get to know them , to take delight in them is something wonderful! We only have one task in this world that slowly, nicely, consciously to dress in our Lord’s beautiful virtues , to get to the point that together with Saint Paul we can also declare : "yet I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me “ Galatians 2, 20
During the last three days I held a triduum for the young people getting ready for confirmation . During these three days I tried to endear, to make desirable for over a hundred young people three beautiful virtues of Christ .
1. The courage of Jesus : Our Master dared to come among us alone, dared to accept the heavenly Father’s will, did not wait for the E.U. to write a project for the redemption of the world ! I believe that even God is unable to do anything with a timid, easily frightened spirit !Mary dared to say yes to God, the rich young man went home frightened !
2. The childlike, playful, cheerful spirituality ! Jesus dares to become a child , to play and happily mix with the sons of men ! The parents of the twelve year old Jesus are not looking Him for a day on their way home from Jerusalem , because they think He is there somewhere amongst the groups of the other children. And before anybody is shocked lets just remember Jesus’ words : “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”Matthew 18, 3 !
3. How wonderful is Jesus’s relation with the heavenly Father , the Holy Spirit :""My food," said Jesus, "is to do the will of him who sent me “ John 4, 34. It would be wonderful if we could love and honour God the same way as Jesus loves the Holy Trinity ! Let us follow our Master on His way of the adoration of God !
Yes Christ is the way, the truth and the life ! Lets endeavour to get to know the beautiful features of our Lord Jesus Christ and assume those , because if we succeed this wedding robe will be our entry into eternal life !
translated by dr k.e.
Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said: Father, the hour has come: glorify your Son so that your Son may glorify you; so that, just as you have given him power over all humanity, he may give eternal life to all those you have entrusted to him. And eternal life is this: to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
I have glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. Now, Father, glorify me with that glory I had with you before ever the world existed. I have revealed your name to those whom you took from the world to give me. They were yours and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now at last they have recognised that all you have given me comes from you for I have given them the teaching you gave to me, and they have indeed accepted it and know for certain that I came from you, and have believed that it was you who sent me.
It is for them that I pray. I am not praying for the world but for those you have given me, because they belong to you. All I have is yours and all you have is mine, and in them I am glorified. I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you.
Saturday 27 May 2017 " ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.”
My children’s success, progress , thriving and happiness is the joy of my fatherly heart !! We best can serve God’s glory by our own thriving , progress, joy!! The most beautiful praising of God in this world, in the dignity as a child of God by the freedom this gives us ,is the happiness of one’s successfully developing large family ! The envious, sly man trampling on others , eating out of the hand of the evil spirit , plotting murderous plans, on the path of self destruction is a tragedy not only for himself , but for God as well !!
Lets ask from God the grace of the willingness for a dialogue !
translated by dr k.e.
Jesus said to his disciples:
"Amen, amen, I say to you,
whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.
Until now you have not asked anything in my name;
ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.
"I have told you this in figures of speech.
The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures
but I will tell you clearly about the Father.
On that day you will ask in my name,
and I do not tell you that I will ask the Father for you.
For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me
and have come to believe that I came from God.
I came from the Father and have come into the world.
Now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.”
We taught God’s commandments, but we did not undertake it . We did not live according to what we proclaimed. We spoke beautifully about God , but we could not show our fellow human beings God’s face. Bishop Márton Áron .
For Márton Áron who lived through the horrors of the first world war it must have been horrible to see , how the world then was drifting into the second world war !! The above words are infinitely true , because God placed the steering wheel into the hands of man ,who has a free will , and our world was not steered wisely, calmly safely but we are tearing out the steering wheel form one another’s hand as we are speeding along !!
Lets quieten down and show our brethren the magnificent face of the God of peace !!
translated by dr k.e.
Very truly, I tell you, you will weep and mourn, but the world will rejoice; you will have pain, but your pain will turn into joy. 21When a woman is in labour, she has pain, because her hour has come. But when her child is born, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy of having brought a human being into the world. 22So you have pain now; but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. 23On that day you will ask nothing of me.* Very truly, I tell you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.*
Christ's commandment applies to us as well, we cannot keep quiet about our faith, our convictions.!! What the meaning of life is for us about my meeting with God in other words meeting with love, goodness we have to testify in front of our brethren !!Following the example of Christ I myself should also be one who is approachable , available, I myself moreover should go to our time’s John, Peters, Matthews, Zaccheus , Saul I should address them , I should dare to ask them to come and help to build together God’s Kingdom ! I am sure that there will be rich young men who’ll be wanting to sit within their comfort zone entrenched behind laws, commandments, but it is quite certain there will be those as well, who will help us working shoulder to shoulder with us to make this world into a home and not only for mankind but for the living God as well !!
With trust ,
Picture : in a badly shot-out Assyrian Catholic church , a soldier reads God’s word !
Jesus said to his disciples: "When the Paraclete comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who issues from the Father, he will be my witness. And you too will be witnesses, because you have been with me from the beginning.
I have told you all this so that you may not fall away. They will expel you from the synagogues, and indeed the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is doing a holy service to God. They will do these things because they have never known either the Father or me. But I have told you all this, so that when the time for it comes you may remember that I told you. I did not tell you this from the beginning, because I was with you;
Our lord Jesus Christ is always awaiting us , He always understands us and forgives us. In reality at the bottom of our heart we are also yearning for this love that for someone , independently from everything else, we become the “most important” people!! The reason for our earthly love is to learn this unconditional love from Jesus Christ! Our whole existence is the big school of approval, acceptance , love !! All our relations , all our work really serves one purpose , that we ourselves as well are permeated with goodness , mercy, love that we learn step by step to become carriers of our Lord’s healing, life-giving love and to spread it with an overflowing measure!
I also ask myself a few questions :
How many people in this world look on me as" the most important one" in their lives ? How much do I value these people ?? I wonder how many people feel that they can count on me always and under any circumstances , because for me they are the “most important”? Am I endeavouring consciously to love with this Christ like measure ??
Your lesser brother ,
translated by dr k..e.
picture: a field covered by narcissus . Photo by Fodor István.
18”If the world hates you, be aware that it hated me before it hated you.19If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own. Because you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world—therefore the world hates you. 20Remember the word that I said to you, ‘Servants are not greater than their master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also. 21But they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me.
John 14"Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
It is so great to know that it is not up to us who has to search for God , traveling over heaven and earth ,(- which direction could we start out from, to look for our Creator?)- but trusting in our Lord’s promise , keeping the commandments of love, we can gladly wait for Him that He looks for and finds us ! It is good to know that our God is not an idle , passive God , but we have a Redeemer who is dynamic, capable of moving mountains , feeding His disciples abundantly , looking for the lost sheep mercifully , lovingly and even calming the stormy sea with patience and wisdom ! Our lord Jesus Christ Himself revealed the identity of our God’s wondrous face, holy virtues!!
My brethren may God’s holy commandment be our everyday compass , our daily reading the ten commandments and lets learn by heart Jesus Christ’s main commandment, that even if we have just woken up from our sleep we know what is most important in our lives if we want to meet with the infinity , our loving God who makes home under the one roof with us !
30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Mark 12, 30-31
I believe in the final victory of love ,
translated by dr k.e.
Photo: Iraqian Káld Christian woman receiving holy communion.
21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
22 Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”
23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
" Anyone who comes to me I will never drive away” says our Lord Jesus Christ in today’s gospel. It is good to see that Jesus has no conditions, filters, scales ! He does not weigh us up, does not test us however He embraces us ! He knows that His wounded children in life’s battles are knocking at His door and for this reason He does not approach us as a judge but as a healer. A soul, searching for God has to be aware always that Jesus Christ , the blessed sun of our life , shines on the good and evil alike ,gives Himself not only to those who are deserving but to the ones who without Him would get lost, would go under in their sins ! The angels do not take Holy Communion in heaven , because the Eucharist is the food of the tired wandering Churches food along the way that is not a reward but a remedy ! Holy Communion is God’s infinite , gentle bending down to His stumbling children ,the fresh, cool water of an oasis in the desert for the stumbling wanderer , a heavenly kiss, that gives new birth to the man in the dust of the earth on a pilgrimage towards heaven !
I encourage you lovingly my brother to stand up and get going towards the light, get to know Christ who is loving, leading us through His sacraments ! On your pilgrimage from nothing to eternity may God living among us, in the holy Eucharist be your companion every day !
translated by dr k.e.
Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. 36But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 37Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and anyone who comes to me I will never drive away; 38for I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me. 39And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40This is indeed the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life; and I will raise them up on the last day.’
God loves us with an endless love, He not only came among us, as an innocent child on Christmas Eve, however even after the bloody Good Friday He still comes back with love among us , and we believe and profess with our two thousand years old Church , that He stayed in the midst of us in the most precious Holy Eucharist ! Every church is a cave in Bethlehem , every altar is a manger in Bethlehem , every holy mass is the night of Christmas !In our churches , chapels our Lord Jesus Christ is awaiting us and talking to us lovingly :
"I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst. John 6, 35
My dear Brethren, like a child set free from a closed apartment after a long winter into the spring sunshine we are also desiring to meet with our Redeemer waiting for us in the Eucharist, Holy Communion. I believe that for all the ills of our lives, our people, not only is His presence like a remedy , a healing balm, but the Eucharist also gives us wisdom to see clearly , mountain-moving strength to the ones turning to Him. we have to do nothing else just calmly as a child at the start of the vacation lies out to sunbathe, we should sit down at the front of the altar letting the love of God fill us with gentle goodness! Lets place our trust into our Creator, as with infinite patience you put your hand out filled with delicious seeds towards a little bird , He would also like to touch your spirit with infinite gentleness ! If you let Him, He will sweep away from your life your painful shortcomings, your sins pulling you down with gentle mercy cleansing you then dressing you into precious virtues ! Get going confidently on the road of prayer , do not get flustered , eternity is ahead of you and you’ll certainly reach your goal! Slowly, step by step like a strong man is leading his beloved in a dance , your loving God will also lead you ! Trust in Him , He is great enough to bring the good work that He starts in your heart to a good finish !
translated by dr k.e.
So they said to him, "Then what sign do you do, that we may see, and believe you? What work do you perform?
Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, `He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"
Jesus then said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven.
For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world."
They said to him, "Lord, give us this bread always."
Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst.