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Tuesday 28 March 2017
"Sir, I have no man…” We hear this cry for help from so many places ! Many lonely people are suffering and there is no-one to help them ! Many-many children speechless, silently without a tear in their eyes, are screaming out asking for our help ! Uncared for regions, ruined building are also calling out silently , asking for our help! Whole nations , people are calling out for just peace, honouring their freedom , order providing them with security, genuine, comforting , real humane words !
I admire Jesus’ behaviour , He interrupts His journey , goes to the man humbly and addresses him:"Do you want to be healed?” Yes Jesus steps out from His own world and offers His help , He does not break the man’s door down and when he asks for His help , then without any further ado , He tells the man who’s been paralyzed for 38 years : "Rise, take up your pallet, and walk.”
May God grant us by breaking through the walls of our selfish world enclosing us within ourselves , we discover our brethren around us, crying out for help , hearing their often not even loudly uttered complaints and with resolution, vigorously can be helpful to them! Many are dumbfounded , they do not dare , they cannot say out , perhaps cannot even put it into words what is is that is hurting them, they just suffer all alone ! 
Bethesda is all around us , get going to the needy, in your surrounding asking for help now ! Yes reading this reflection stand up, get going or at least give a phone call to someone, who will be happy hearing your comforting , encouraging words ! Step outside your comfort zone , the solitude of your selfishness , from among those walls that you only think will protect you but in actual fact they strangle your soul thirsting for love, goodness and joy, do a good  deed out of love !
Have a great journey,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
Picture: In our child protection home in Petrozsény named after the Sacred Heart of Jesus there is a chapel that was desecrated , destroyed during communism . For many years they kept it for the miners to hold the atheist teachings there, then in rubble it was left  there! We tidied up the chapel , but we feel that God wants us to renew it, put it back in order so that the Hungarians living in the Zsil valley have a representative hall where not only can they pray there, but every now and then hold presentations, plays ! As far as I am concerned  this desecrated chapel is still silently calling out for help. !!!!
 1After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.2Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Hebrew called Beth-za'tha, which has five porticoes.3In these lay a multitude of invalids, blind, lame, paralyzed.5One man was there, who had been ill for thirty-eight years.6When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be healed?"7The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is troubled, and while I am going another steps down before me."8Jesus said to him, "Rise, take up your pallet, and walk."9And at once the man was healed, and he took up his pallet and walked. Now that day was the sabbath.10So the Jews said to the man who was cured, "It is the sabbath, it is not lawful for you to carry your pallet."11But he answered them, "The man who healed me said to me, `Take up your pallet, and walk.'"12They asked him, "Who is the man who said to you, `Take up your pallet, and walk'?"13Now the man who had been healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, as there was a crowd in the place.14Afterward, Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, "See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse befall you."15The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had healed him.16And this was why the Jews persecuted Jesus, because he did this on the sabbath.
John 5, 1-16
Read more: Monday 27 March 2017Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel..
Monday 27 March 2017
"he inquired as to the time when his son got better” Our time is short ! How well do I utilise this time ?!
Our Lord Jesus Christ utilised  the “time" His three years of public life extremely well !! He is carrying out His work, organising communities , teaches , heals, travels all over His entire homeland ! He sleeps where they take Him in, He eats what they offer Him, but wherever He goes people are healed , get back on their feet, the spines become straight , the faces are set to smile, people get hold of one  another’s hand !
Does Christ’s  beautiful feature of utilising time well light up in my life, on my face? Or do I just run around without producing lasting “miracles”, sit wearily without dreams, plans ? Who knows how many years, days, minutes are left of our lives ?
I encourage you to carry out our tasks,
Father Csaba
translated by dr k.e.
Picture : A clock from Szászkézdi that truly shows the passage of time ……it's passed its time ...
Jesus Heals an Official’s Son
43 After the two daysm he left for Galilee. 44 (Now Jesus himself had pointed out that a prophet has no honor in his own country.)n 45 When he arrived in Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him. They had seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival,o for they also had been there.
46 Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine.p And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. 47 When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea,q he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who was close to death.
48 “Unless you people see signs and wonders,”r Jesus told him, “you will never believe.”
49 The royal official said, “Sir, come down before my child dies.”
50 “Go,” Jesus replied, “your son will live.”
The man took Jesus at his word and departed. 51 While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living. 52 When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, “Yesterday, at one in the afternoon, the fever left him.”
53 Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” So he and his whole householdsbelieved.
54 This was the second signt Jesus performed after coming from Judea to Galilee.
John 4, 43-54
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Fourth Sunday of Lent, 26 March 2017
"I came into this world for judgment, so that those who do not see might see, and those who do see might become blind.”
Why can’t one rejoice that a blind man is healed and can see ? Why does something that is so simple become so complicated?
Going to school my leg really hurts , but coming home nothing hurts -uttered the great truth, with sparkling eyes ,by one of our young children from our home in Déva ! Even the oldest teenagers are capable without complaints to learn in a relatively short period of time , long passages by heart and easily perform a play , but at school when they have to learn one or two paragraphs of a poem or trying to master a few formulas they freeze and often everything will become so forced , distorted! Why is this like this? The child is curious , it is good to learn, good to teach but if it is this simple then why is it so complicated, why do the children play truant , and why do they feel often that they and the teachers are not playing in the same team ?
Perhaps we teachers, carers should try to bring more playfulness, fun into the classrooms and you children, it would be good if you could try to “ perform" , just like in a play, the great observant, curious students ! The good habits are called virtues, the conscious practice , acquisition of these is very important ! Lets try to be good, pay attention, I feel that after a few tries it will work perfectly ! The consciously undertaken, practiced good habits, the nice virtues slowly will become part of our personalities and this character building , is a conscious, deliberate building up of ourselves !
A new week, new opportunity , lets approach the studying, teaching the discovery of our world’s interesting, wonderful secrets, adjusting ourselves , the teaching with a zeal! I believe that if we put a serious effort into it, the walls of darkness separating us will tumble and we can find ourselves  in such a marvelous land that is good to explore ,where it is a joy to be alive !
With trust,
Father Csaba
translated by dr k.e.
Photo: Students from our home in Csíkszentsimon, named after Saint László, performing the play..The Life of Saint László. 
As Jesus passed by he saw a man blind from birth.
His disciples asked him,
"Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, 
that he was born blind?"
Jesus answered,
"Neither he nor his parents sinned; 
it is so that the works of God might be made visible through him.
We have to do the works of the one who sent me while it is day.
Night is coming when no one can work.
While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."
When he had said this, he spat on the ground
and made clay with the saliva,
and smeared the clay on his eyes,
and said to him, 
"Go wash in the Pool of Siloam" —which means Sent—.
So he went and washed, and came back able to see.
 
His neighbors and those who had seen him earlier as a beggar said, 
"Isn't this the one who used to sit and beg?"
Some said, "It is, "
but others said, "No, he just looks like him."
He said, "I am."
So they said to him, "How were your eyes opened?"
He replied,
"The man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes
and told me, 'Go to Siloam and wash.'
So I went there and washed and was able to see."
And they said to him, "Where is he?"
He said, "I don't know."
 
They brought the one who was once blind to the Pharisees.
Now Jesus had made clay and opened his eyes on a sabbath.
So then the Pharisees also asked him how he was able to see.
He said to them,
"He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and now I can see."
So some of the Pharisees said,
"This man is not from God,
because he does not keep the sabbath."
But others said,
"How can a sinful man do such signs?"
And there was a division among them.
So they said to the blind man again, 
"What do you have to say about him,
since he opened your eyes?"
He said, "He is a prophet."
 
Now the Jews did not believe 
that he had been blind and gained his sight 
until they summoned the parents of the one who had gained his sight.
They asked them,
"Is this your son, who you say was born blind?
How does he now see?"
His parents answered and said, 
"We know that this is our son and that he was born blind.
We do not know how he sees now,
nor do we know who opened his eyes.
Ask him, he is of age;
he can speak for himself."
His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews, 
for the Jews had already agreed 
that if anyone acknowledged him as the Christ,
he would be expelled from the synagogue.
For this reason his parents said,
"He is of age; question him."
 
So a second time they called the man who had been blind 
and said to him, "Give God the praise!
We know that this man is a sinner."
He replied,
"If he is a sinner, I do not know.
One thing I do know is that I was blind and now I see."
So they said to him,
"What did he do to you?
How did he open your eyes?"
He answered them,
"I told you already and you did not listen.
Why do you want to hear it again?
Do you want to become his disciples, too?"
They ridiculed him and said, 
"You are that man's disciple;
we are disciples of Moses!
We know that God spoke to Moses, 
but we do not know where this one is from."
The man answered and said to them,
"This is what is so amazing, 
that you do not know where he is from, yet he opened my eyes.
We know that God does not listen to sinners, 
but if one is devout and does his will, he listens to him.
It is unheard of that anyone ever opened the eyes of a person born blind.
If this man were not from God,
he would not be able to do anything."
They answered and said to him,
"You were born totally in sin,
and are you trying to teach us?"
Then they threw him out.
 
When Jesus heard that they had thrown him out,
he found him and said, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?"
He answered and said, 
"Who is he, sir, that I may believe in him?"
Jesus said to him,
"You have seen him,
the one speaking with you is he."
He said,
"I do believe, Lord," and he worshiped him.
Then Jesus said,
"I came into this world for judgment, 
so that those who do not see might see, 
and those who do see might become blind."
 
Some of the Pharisees who were with him heard this 
and said to him, "Surely we are not also blind, are we?"
Jesus said to them,
"If you were blind, you would have no sin; 
but now you are saying, 'We see,' so your sin remains.

 

John 9, 1-41
Read more: Saturday 25 March 2017 Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel..
Saturday 25 March 2017 
Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord 
God could have redeemed the world by Himself alone , but how nice it is that He forms a team , He calls Mary, Saint Joseph, the apostles the disciples calling them, asking them to help in making the world a better and nicer place! For Jesus not only the immaculate virgin from Nazareth, but even  the sinners Zacchaeus , Mary Magdalene , the elderly Nicodemus or the……the demon- possessed man of Gerasenes chain hand and foot to the tombs are wanted, they are also satisfactory!. The down-and-outs are also suitable in taking further the creation , behold in the Master’s hand even the stone thrown away becomes a corner stone !Our lord Jesus Christ calls with great love His contemporaries  and through them all of us :”Come to me, ….. I will give you rest".come because "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. ….”!
Mary’s greatness and dignity is that She says “yes” to the call, becomes a partner of God in the redemption of the world ! This beautiful opportunity is given for all of us , that we can sit at the same table with our Creator, with prayerful love we can search for the will of our God and stand next to Him with our feeble shoulders , we can become His companions partners in the further creation of our world ! It is a really great challenge , opportunity to live together with our Lord Jesus Christ, work through the everyday , as Mary ,Saint Joseph did in the little house in Nazareth over two thousand years ago ! Lets live with this opportunity offered by the Lord knocking at our door , following the example of Mary we should also say yes ..humbly, despite all our feebleness , smallness ! Our Creator is great enough that even with a a small stump of a broken pencil He can continue writing His Holy Son’s beautiful gospel !
Mary’s child cannot be lost!
With love,
Father Csaba.
translated by dr k.e
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
And he came to her and said, "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!"
But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be.
And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.
He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,
and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there will be no end."
And Mary said to the angel, "How shall this be, since I have no husband?"
And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.
And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.
For with God nothing will be impossible."
And Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.
Luke 1, 26-38
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In the most important questions people usually see eye to eye and agree with Christ but still do not live according to the commandment of love !? WHY ? 
Unfortunately even tough we do not go into the desert for forty days , the evil one still comes among us and the same way as with our Lord Jesus Christ tests us as well! Tempts us with the sin of consumption : tell these stones to turn into bread and you devour, you consume ! Tempted us with the sin of possession: if you fall on your knees in front of me , I give you everything the entire shopping centre will be yours and finally tries to draw us into the sin of power: throw yourself off from the church tower and the angels will hold you up , carrying you in their palms , and you’ll be great , a star , a famous person! Yes the evil one tempts us all and sadly many times we cannot resist the tempter and the greed, the avarice,the covetousness, the vanity, the thirst for power and and the other sinful desired throws us off the right track , our goal that we want to achieve!!
That is why during the period of Lent , it is not enough just to repent , but we also have to discover these treacherous , sly desires ourselves and just like a surgeon removing an inflamed appendix , we have to cut these out of our lives with a merciless decision!!If we want to follow the commandment of love then we only have to put enough onto our plates that is necessary for sustenance for our lives, only put so much material things into our backpacks that we have need for , because all that we posses we also have to drag along with ourselves and finally instead of domination we have to choose our brothers’ conscious service !!It is difficult to embark on the way of love weighed down by  an overweight body , feeling one’s way in the midst of material possessions, longing after power!! Lets not forget the extra kilos , burdens pull us down , poverty makes us free and the simple , serving consciously chosen lesser brotherhood lifts us up, sanctifies , makes you a welcome friend of your brothers and sisters !
With love, 
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
The Greatest Commandment
28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[a] 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.’[b] 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[c] There is no commandment greater than these.”
32 “Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. 33 To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
34 When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions.
Mark 12, 28b-34
Read more: Thursday 23 March 2017Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel
Thursday 23 March 2017
Often I am amazed , how bravely or rather how boldly  carelessly we live our lives ?! We act as though neither our body , nor our spirit would not be exposed to any danger , even though the holy scripture warns us :8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith.” Peter 5, 8-9
Unfortunately visiting the hospitals , prisons , slums I can see how easily man can get on the slippery side , easily endangering their body and soul ! By getting to know the parents , relatives of the needy  children i , unfortunately I saw many, many suffering , sorrow , human tragedy!! Based on the teaching of our Mother the Church I believe and profess that the evil Satan exists , knowingly wanting to cause us harm and unfortunately if we don’t look out for ourselves and others then it can cause us harm, immeasurable pain , destroying us for ever !!
I say it with the apostle :”Therefore, my dear friends, ...--continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,” Philippians 2,12
With love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
He was driving out a devil and it was dumb; and it happened that when the devil had gone out the dumb man spoke, and the people were amazed. But some of them said, 'It is through Beelzebul, the prince of devils, that he drives devils out.'
Others asked him, as a test, for a sign from heaven; but, knowing what they were thinking, he said to them, 'Any kingdom which is divided against itself is heading for ruin, and house collapses against house. So, too, with Satan: if he is divided against himself, how can his kingdom last? - since you claim that it is through Beelzebul that I drive devils out. Now if it is through Beelzebul that I drive devils out, through whom do your own sons drive them out? They shall be your judges, then. But if it is through the finger of God that I drive devils out, then the kingdom of God has indeed caught you unawares. So long as a strong man fully armed guards his own home, his goods are undisturbed; but when someone stronger than himself attacks and defeats him, the stronger man takes away all the weapons he relied on and shares out his spoil.
'Anyone who is not with me is against me; and anyone who does not gather in with me throws away.
Luke 11, 14-23
Read more: 20 March 2017 MondayFather Csaba’s reflection on the gospel,
20 March 2017 Monday- The feast of Saint of Saint Joseph the betrothed of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
So many valuable ,glittering treasures are spinning, swirling around us , trying to catch our eyes , advertised in a noisy cacophony , I wonder which one should I grab !  
Saint Joseph had to make decisions as well several times and he always decided in favour of the life conceived ,the Child that was born , by Jesus Christ , because his family, the protection , service of his adopted child is  more important than anything else for him!! When they flee to Egypt , he is capable of leaving everything behind : home, friends, “work” , because the Child, the Life are in danger they set out , because for Saint Joseph the most important treasure is his beloved family !!!!
May Saint Joseph be our role model , lets dare with a silent stubbornness to decide in favour of life , the acceptance of a child , should be in all our decisions , our family with immortal souls , also heading towards eternal life with us be the first !!
Serving life,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ. 
Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the holy Spirit.
Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly.
Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her.
She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
Mt 1,16.18-21.24a
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‘My food is to do the will of him who sent me ..”John 4,40
The most important thing in this life is my personal relation with God !! This connection is more important than the food we eat , as like a car driver is directed by the GPS on the road, so would our Creator like to guide us in our everyday life ! Through our conscience God signals to us to do good , keeps us  from doing the wrong things , encourages and chides , shows us the way , the direction ,the ability to see things clearly and gives endurance to our children ! Why does He love us ? I have no idea but based on my studies, experiences I can state with certainty that He loves us unconditionally ! God loves it , if by the arms of our faith we cling onto Him , we trust Him , we look for Him again and again through praying , if like a fretful child we knock , looking for His company!! This personal meeting, relationship is my most valuable asset in my life , and when my hour of death comes this faith is what I would like to leave behind as the most precious inheritance for my loved ones !!
With love,
Father Csaba 
translated by dr k.e.
Picture: Crosses at the Hargita.
So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon.
A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, ‘Give me a drink’. (His disciples had gone to the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, ‘How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?’ (Jews do not share things in common with Samaritans.) Jesus answered her, ‘If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, “Give me a drink”, you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.’ The woman said to him, ‘Sir, you have no bucket, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? Are you greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us the well, and with his sons and his flocks drank from it?’ Jesus said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.’ The woman said to him, ‘Sir, give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water.’
Jesus said to her, ‘Go, call your husband, and come back.’ The woman answered him, ‘I have no husband.’ Jesus said to her, ‘You are right in saying, “I have no husband”; for you have had five husbands, and the one you have now is not your husband. What you have said is true!’ The woman said to him, ‘Sir, I see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshipped on this mountain, but you say that the place where people must worship is in Jerusalem.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.’ The woman said to him, ‘I know that Messiah is coming’ (who is called Christ). ‘When he comes, he will proclaim all things to us.’ Jesus said to her, ‘I am he,the one who is speaking to you.’
Just then his disciples came. They were astonished that he was speaking with a woman, but no one said, ‘What do you want?’ or, ‘Why are you speaking with her?’ Then the woman left her water-jar and went back to the city. She said to the people, ‘Come and see a man who told me everything I have ever done! He cannot be the Messiah, can he?’ They left the city and were on their way to him.
Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, ‘Rabbi, eat something.’ But he said to them, ‘I have food to eat that you do not know about.’ So the disciples said to one another, ‘Surely no one has brought him something to eat?’ Jesus said to them, ‘My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to complete his work. Do you not say, “Four months more, then comes the harvest”? But I tell you, look around you, and see how the fields are ripe for harvesting. The reaper is already receiving wages and is gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. For here the saying holds true, “One sows and another reaps.” I sent you to reap that for which you did not labour. Others have laboured, and you have entered into their labour.’
Many Samaritans from that city believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, ‘He told me everything I have ever done.’ So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them; and he stayed there for two days. And many more believed because of his word.They said to the woman, ‘It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is truly the Saviour of the world.’
John 4, 5-42
Read more: Saturday 18 March 2017Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel..
Saturday 18 March 2017
The prodigal son !! This is a very nice story but it also makes me wonder why are there so many prodigal sons in the world !! No matter where I look , wrecked lives, careers , families , communities starting off well and then broken, fallen to bits we take photos , we are wiring , we are improvising, throwing things together if need be from splinters!!
I go to prisons , visit hospitals , through our orphanages I know very deeply the fabric of our society and it is frightening that immeasurable pain, hurt that people can cause themselves and each other !!God is merciful and teaches us to forgive  one another seventy times by seven times , this is true often many of us do it , but despite this our children , families are suffering for no reason at all…In the Romanian prisons daily 17-18 inmates are taking their own lives , but even in Hungary the number is close to the inhabitants of a village who commit suicide yearly !! In Upper- Hungary they buried a 54 years old Catholic priest, this week, who hanged himself!!
Today we pray together that we may not have a need for generous  fathers, mothers , children forgiving sins ! We beseech God humbly to keep us on the way of love, honesty , nobody should disregard willing or unwilling  not even one of the  life-giving commandments leading to happiness !! Lets decide that we will not be prodigal sons of our heavenly Father whether in small or big things ! Lets not become the playthings of the evil spirit , lets take a pledge ,down on our knees that we are not going cause sadness, pain, suffering ever to anybody !!
With trust,
Father Csaba
translated by dr k.e.
The tax collectors and sinners, however, were all crowding round to listen to him, and the Pharisees and scribes complained saying, 'This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.' So he told them this parable:
'There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, "Father, let me have the share of the estate that will come to me." So the father divided the property between them. A few days later, the younger son got together everything he had and left for a distant country where he squandered his money on a life of debauchery.
'When he had spent it all, that country experienced a severe famine, and now he began to feel the pinch; so he hired himself out to one of the local inhabitants who put him on his farm to feed the pigs. And he would willingly have filled himself with the husks the pigs were eating but no one would let him have them. Then he came to his senses and said, "How many of my father's hired men have all the food they want and more, and here am I dying of hunger! I will leave this place and go to my father and say: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired men." So he left the place and went back to his father.
'While he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was moved with pity. He ran to the boy, clasped him in his arms and kissed him. Then his son said, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I no longer deserve to be called your son." But the father said to his servants, "Quick! Bring out the best robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the calf we have been fattening, and kill it; we will celebrate by having a feast, because this son of mine was dead and has come back to life; he was lost and is found." And they began to celebrate.
'Now the elder son was out in the fields, and on his way back, as he drew near the house, he could hear music and dancing. Calling one of the servants he asked what it was all about. The servant told him, "Your brother has come, and your father has killed the calf we had been fattening because he has got him back safe and sound." He was angry then and refused to go in, and his father came out and began to urge him to come in; but he retorted to his father, "All these years I have slaved for you and never once disobeyed any orders of yours, yet you never offered me so much as a kid for me to celebrate with my friends. But, for this son of yours, when he comes back after swallowing up your property -- he and his loose women -- you kill the calf we had been fattening."
'The father said, "My son, you are with me always and all I have is yours. But it was only right we should celebrate and rejoice, because your brother here was dead and has come to life; he was lost and is found.” 
Lk 15,1-3.11-32 
Read more: Thursday 16 March 2017Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel..
Thursday 16 March 2017
Greed !!! Why are we collecting things that we really have no need for !?
Many people entrusted me with their assets, at times like this one is left standing in the midst of a large pile of various objects , looking for the masterpiece , of lasting value , the creation that was the result of so much coming and going , dealing and buying!!! After our death I think something similar happens to us ! All veils fall off our eyes and we take a long hard look with our eyes wide open at our entire earthly existence , good and bad equally !!! Where did we succeed from all that God gave us to create something of lasting value , something nice , something valuable for others too and not just some worthless junk?! Then you will clearly see the stone thrown away by you, was meant by your Creator to become a cornerstone in that cathedral , in which parts of the odds and ends ,of no real value gathered by you, are becoming rancid under the mounds !!!!
Poor Lazarus is not going to condemn you, neither is your God going pass a judgement on you, you will judge yourself! Yes, the judgement is in your hand , you there and then will clearly see the huge opportunity, the lives that you could have said yes to , the children , the grandchildren , your little house meant for them , in which you yourself through them could have rolled  away ,like a big river but from which only moths eaten mounds of clothing, wrecks eaten by rust , mounds of worthless thrash became ! It is no longer a question here , why you could not , why you did not dare, why you would not decide by life , or else decide ,  by the  serving, selfless everyday  , the match has been called off ,  the opportunities have ended , you are left there standing ashamed among all the worthless junk in a heap , gathered by your greedy desires !! Using your God given talents you could have been an artist , a scientist , an entrepreneur  giving honest work, employing lots of people , a farmer , magnanimously working for the benefit of your brethren a human-cathedral being a blessing for them , but you were lead by your greedy desires you became like a malignant tumour, that only feeds itself, strangling everything around it that lived and served life !
You can still decide today, you have the key to your house , dare to be good-hearted , dare to exchange the financial  possessions entrusted to you for life, real enduring , lasting values that are not eaten by moth or corroded by rust ! Believe it your money locked up in your money box, will be lost, will be devalued , cheerful laughter of children are much , much nicer , last much longer , more pleasing to God ! Money, treasures will not buy your eternal salvation  believe it that only through a diligent, honest life, the bursting joy in your surrounding and gratitude can only open the way towards you God’s open arms !
With love,
Father Csaba
translated by dr k.e.
Picture: my treasures , the children after a successful performance in Torockó.
19 ‘There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. 22The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham.* The rich man also died and was buried. 23In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side.* 24He called out, “Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.” 25But Abraham said, “Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony. 26Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.” 27He said, “Then, father, I beg you to send him to my father’s house— 28for I have five brothers—that he may warn them, so that they will not also come into this place of torment.” 29Abraham replied, “They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.” 30He said, “No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.” 31He said to him, “If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.” 
Luke 16, 19-31
Read more: Wednesday 15 March 2017Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel..
Wednesday 15 March 2017
Jesus’ patience is awesome !! He speaks very clearly of the secret of the redemption , the commandment of love above all else and even His closest companions fail to understand His words, foolishly they are scrounging for power from Him!! The serving love , does not move people forcefully coming from the outside, but prompts one from the inside to do good ,is marvelous and it is extremely difficult to understand its secret,its beauty,its infinite power !! God does not want us to follow Him out of fear, downhearted resignation but guided by love to do good, to trust in the beautiful world He created !! He wants to awaken a desire in us for a pure, noble ,free life without the concert of the whistlers !! The one who loves is capable to die even for his own executioners because no-one has greater love than the one who gives his life for his brethren !!!!!
All day today we remembered with prayerful respect those, who gave their lives for our freedom !!
Father Csaba
translated by dr k.e.
17 While Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and said to them on the way, 18‘See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death; 19then they will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified; and on the third day he will be raised.’
20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, and kneeling before him, she asked a favour of him. 21And he said to her, ‘What do you want?’ She said to him, ‘Declare that these two sons of mine will sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.’ 22But Jesus answered, ‘You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?’* They said to him, ‘We are able.’ 23He said to them, ‘You will indeed drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left, this is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.’
24 When the ten heard it, they were angry with the two brothers. 25But Jesus called them to him and said, ‘You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them.26It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, 27and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; 28just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.’
Matthew 20, 17-28