Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Tuesday 18 December 2018
We are the people of the Community of Love.
Jesus is the God of love ! The New Testament came into being , is kept up by the Alliance of Love ! 34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”John 13, 34-35
Do not let become part of you something that you don’t like in someone else ! If I don’t like in my companion the hatred, the angry temperament, the the aggressiveness , then I have to pay attention that these obnoxious, repulsive traits , leading nowhere , do not sully my personality ! If I expect from my enemies the calm, sober reasoning , the patient , wise formulation of the questions of interest to them , then I should not be allowed in stepping a different path if I approach them!
We have to understand that love is a Christian’s only uniform , that at the same time is our work-clothes but our wedding robe as well ! Lets dress our way of thinking, our deeds , our words into genuine goodwill , pure love, and we'll be stopping on the land of miracles ! Let’s make it quite clear that the essence of Christianity is not that the cross is hanging on the wall of our house , or that we keep repeating God’s name as a conjunction , but that we also love there and when it is very difficult! Of course I am aware that what Christ is asking of us is not easy ! To love everybody, all the time is very difficult , especially if we understood that it is not enough presenting a play seemingly Christian-like , it is not enough to make out that we like this , since this story is not only about them, but about us as well! On the day of an exam the student , the teacher are being examined at the same time , one from their ability as a teacher, the other from what they have learnt !! What would be good if they all would get a good mark !
Solving life’s problems , the daily practising of love , are all like getting ready for a championship , a sweaty, hard work , the end result , goal of which that nice and slowly we grow up and we ourselves become like our beloved heavenly Father . Becoming a saint is a narrow, steep road , but this is the only goal of Advent and our entire earthly existence ! The difficulties, the worries that we have to solve are like weights , that if we grab onto honestly , accept them , we can become the champions of love , saints !
Have a good journey, the Kingdom of Heaven awaits us ,
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : With our children from Nagyszalonta we thank the goodness of the people of the town !
Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly. But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: "Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel," which means, "God is with us." When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife.
Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel 16 December 2018 Third Sunday of Advent.
Your profession , trade is not going to sanctify you , neither will it cause your damnation , because your eternal salvation is dependent not on your work but on your attitude towards it !!
Saint John the Baptist is not saying to either the bankers, nor the soldiers, neither to others having an honest profession, trade to stop working and find something else !! Yes the problem arrises if you not carrying out your work honestly, properly whether you are a banker , a soldier or anything else !!
Lets take the ten commandments into our hands and carry out our daily undertakings in the spirit of them day after day , the work we took on !!
With love ,
Picture: Cecilia Palkó the bookkeeper of the Saint Francis Foundation surrounded by the children.
And the crowds asked John the Baptist, "What then should we do?" In reply he said to them, "Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise." Even tax collectors came to be baptized, and they asked him, "Teacher, what should we do?" He said to them, "Collect no more than the amount prescribed for you." Soldiers also asked him, "And we, what should we do?" He said to them, "Do not extort money from anyone by threats or false accusation, and be satisfied with your wages." As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them by saying, "I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his granary; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire." So, with many other exhortations, he proclaimed the good news to the people.
Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Saturday 15 December 2018
The disciples ask , Jesus answers !! How good it is that we have a God with Whom we can have a dialogue !! Do I dare, can I turn with questions to my Lord God ? Do I believe that the spoken word is capable of building bridges not only between persons, but also between heaven and earth , the Creator and the created one as well ? Do I believe that in the solitude , quietness of prayer man and his God are capable to sit at the one table and conduct a dialogue ? If I believe it then I should start humbly, but with perseverance because the One who gave me my ears He Himself is capable to listen to us , and the One who gave me my tongue , He is capable to address me through my conscience as well !!
Walking along the way of prayer ,
with love ,
translated by dr k.e.
And the disciples asked Jesus, "Why, then, do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?" He replied, "Elijah is indeed coming and will restore all things; but I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but they did to him whatever they pleased. So also the Son of Man is about to suffer at their hands." Then the disciples understood that he was speaking to them about John the Baptist.
Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel 13 December 2018….The feast of Saint Lucy Virgin and Martyr.
"the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force.” Matthew 11, 11
Jesus is talking about violence but quite certainly not about terrorism and explosions , but about that violence, self-torture that Saint John the Baptist is using against himself ! It would have been more pleasant for John to be living in e town , wear nice clothes , eat nice food , but he made sacrifices for the Kingdom of God and lives in the desert, wears coarse clothing , and eats very simple food ! Advent is not just the time of waiting , but the time of the holy fast sanctified by the Church !
Fasting, self-denial , sacrifice have I thought about these expressions ? Do I accept knowingly sacrifices for my loved ones, for myself, for the coming of God’s Kingdom? The consumer society cannot even imagine , that we accept self-denial , as this would mean the weakening, recession of our society built on the circulation of money ! The man of today does not know what to do with the concept of self-denial , even though we should no that without sacrifices there is no result ! How many sacrifices have to be made by a medical student, or a sportsman for their goal ! I wonder why for other intentions one does not have to make , or it’s no good to make sacrifices ?!
Jesus stands Saint John the Baptist as an example in front of us ! This means that in our choice of clothes , consuming food , but even in the fittings, accessories of our home it would be good consciously to restrain ourselves , especially now during the holy time of Advent ! Lets try out the character forming power of body , soul ,character , fasting, , vigil ,self-denial out of love making a conscious decision ! Interestingly enough the experts of this world are advocating fasting for health reasons !
The road leading to happiness : lets be gentle, kindhearted towards our brethren and very determined , aggressive towards ourselves and then we will reach our goal !
translated by dr k.e.
Picture : Saint Lucy
Jesus said, 'Truly I tell you, among those born of women no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John came; and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come. Let anyone with ears listen!'
Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Wednesday 12 December 2018
"learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11,28
The wise saying of two thousand years , but did it get into our consciousness , our mind ? The great Ghandi said it, that Christianity is wonderful, but Christians are like the stones in the blessed water if you smash them they are dry on the inside the life-giving water does not permeate through them !
Indeed is it possible to win a battle with gentleness , humility ? Saint Martin , when the Frankish broke into the Roman Empire and under the leadership of his emperor ,he as the supreme commander faced the intruders , on the battlefield he had the courage to say lets not conquer the people , but try to convince these people with kind words ! It is better together , to build God’s kingdom , then warring , hunting each other down ! !It is amazing but the battle did not occur that day . Saint Martin put the arms down and went to the enemy lines , proclaimed the gospel and the Frankish people converted ! These are the people who protected Europe then , when the Moors have already occupied the whole of the Iberian peninsula , and they were already fighting in the present area of France ! The battle in 732 , was going on at the tomb of the national saint of the Frankish people , below Poitiers , this where Charles Martel stopped the advancement of the Saracens ! 1700 years have passed since the birth of Saint Martin and today in France more than 700 churches are dedicated as a tribute to Saint Martin proclaiming , that the gentle dialogue , the humble word will produce its fruit for the benefit of mankind !
May God grant us that we not only hear Jesus Christ’s precious gospel , but that it maybe the compass of our lives , in our decisions , words showing the way , our lighthouse ! Lets dare as good sisters and brothers gently, humbly , address each other with kind words , and then we will step onto the land of miracles !!
With love ,
translated by dr k.e.
Jesus said, "Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Tuesday 11 December 2018
“..it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost."
The smallest , the most vulnerable of our society nowadays are the lonely elderly people ! I receive phone calls on a daily basis , letters from elderly people left on their own. , that I send somebody, anybody who is willing to help them with the shopping , cooking and cleaning ! From a big city just today an elderly woman rang me , the the festive season is here and the person who normally takes care of her , told her that she wants to go home to her family for the festive seasons , and to look for someone to take care of her during this time ! I listened to her complaints , she has two sons, daughter -in-law , a grandchild but they live far away and they cannot come home….By the way I have been to this nice lady’s home and truly she has a great need for someone, who not only keeps her house tidy but also her spirit ! Even for a young person it is no good to be alone , let alone for a person who can hardly get by.!!
I remember that back in the days as young novices we were regular visitors in the old people’s home operating in Gyulafehérvár ! In the spring just by taking a small bunch of snowdrops and it brought tears of joy in the eyes of many, many elderly women . With time we discovered that not only consoling words were needed, but cutting nails, soaking of corns on their feet, for both the elderly men and women! I took a shaver, some soap and in one afternoon -we novices only had one short hour to go out-I could shave 2-3 elderly men !! At Christmas time we cut off the branches of a big pine tree, and this way in every ward there was a nicely decorated branch , with a few lollies, sparklers and lots and lots of happy laughter, singing! One of the ladies was convinced that I was her son ….she became my guardian angel! Poor soul she did not know much about herself by then , but before every exam I visited her with a small gift , she embraced me and promised that she is going to fix up everything with God, I should just calmly go to do my exam ! Naturally I also studied , but with my heart filled with gratitude I can say, that there were many such years at the seminaries , when practically I received distinction for most subjects , that I right until today I put down to her intercession !
Dear Brethren, without any intention of offending anybody I can say that we spend so much time with a family pet, how great it would be if a lonely elderly man , woman could become my “favourite “ ! How good it would be if daily I could pay a short visit to my lonely brethren in my vicinity , or when I do my own shopping I would also place an extra bread roll or two , a bit of veggies into my basket ! It is possible to free the good will, intention , love in people and direct it towards the lonely elderly , then I believe that all of our lives would change ! Because it is good to be good, it is good to go to a person or more in trouble in the name of God !! Our Creator will generously reward you for every glass of water, good word that we give to the least , God will never be indebted to anyone !
In our child protection homes we always took in granddads , aunties , from many homes the children go out with wheelbarrows carrying food to the elderly ! I continuously ask the colleagues , that following the example of Jesus Christ who visited the elderly mother-in-law of Saint Peter lying sick in bed we should also go to our sick , elderly brethren and help with love !! We Christians often vehemently reject the introduction of euthanasia “ In 2002 Holland became the first country to legalise it . Those who can take advantage of it are the ones who “suffer from uncontrollable pain “ and they have no hope of getting better . According to the laws it is not prerequisite to have a terminal illness . Unfortunately “It seems that more and more patients are asking for euthanasia and more and more doctors are willing to fulfil this request “ -said Agnes van der Heide , from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam a member of the medical board , leader of research .” I am attaching the writing published in the Index to my writing !
At times like the quietness of Advent lets think about that, even though we are not waiting for old age but it will certainly come to us ! We may have savings, , but unfortunately such a world is coming where even for very well paid jobs they will get people wanting to work with a great deal of difficulty! This way if we don’t invest our time , money in children, then it may very easily happen , that we will be left on our own and in our latter years , suffering from illness there won’t be anybody by our side, to take care of us , nurse us,look after us ! In Erdély one of the biggest challenges for our villages, towns Churches is the fate of the elderly left alone !
During the preparation for Advent lets visit lonely, elderly people! Lets turn our faces towards the least, most vulnerable ones , our elderly brethren left on their own !
translated by dr k.e.
What do you think? If a shepherd has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. So it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones should be lost.
Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel 9 December 2018 -2nd Sunday of Advent.
Dare to be a reindeer !!
If you cannot be an angel at least be a reindeer. Help others so they can be good, do good ! Lets help each other to live in love, harmony, to hope for all the best and beautiful ,to become a precious gift, treasure for their family, surrounding!!
As the plot asks “make easy for me this difficult devotion, loyalty ! Lets help each other to live as good Christians , so that our lives may become a psalm praising God, to become a blessing for our creator God !! Lets teach our children , the ones living around us how sweet and wonderful it is to live in love, to praise God !! In one word following in the example of Saint John the Baptist making the Lord’ paths straight !….
With love ,
translated by dr k.e.
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, "The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth; and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.'"
Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel 8 December 2018 Feast of the Immaculate Conception of our Lady.
Mary dares , can say “ yes" to God’s request !! God also calls the rich young man , but he does not dare to say “ yes", he does not dare to get going holding onto God’s hand , on the way of serving love !! You as well , as I am, also called on by God , our Creator calls us through our conscience !! We do not have to think about big things , the sea is made up from tiny droplets!! God did not disclose to Mary either, every task, calling in Her life at once! The road from the simple “yes” in Nazareth , till becoming the Queen of Heaven is very arduous, long !!
God is calling you as well , when you quieten down , in the hour of prayer you will feel in your heart what it is that you have to do just now !! He will not present you with a written statement as to what way of life you have to pursue , but He will always show you the next step ! Perhaps today your Creator is only asking you to sit down quietly to study, move on by teaching yourself , or buy a nice flower for the one you love , dare to go with trust to her and dare by saying yes to life to establish a family, to accept the gift of a child ! Everybody’s way is different , but if your Creator holds your waist , and you let Him trustingly then He will guide your steps as well !! God leads you step by step .
translated by dr k.e.
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, "Greetings, favoured one! The Lord is with you." But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. The angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him 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 ancestor David. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end." Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I am a virgin?" 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 holy; he will be called Son of God. And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. For nothing will be impossible with God." Then Mary said, "Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word." Then the angel departed from her.
Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel 6 December 2018 The Feast of Saint Nicholas
"Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. “Matthew 7, 21
Love gives birth to love, kindheartedness to goodness ! A kindhearted man saw the struggles of a widower , when he wanted to marry off his three beautiful daughters . Magnanimously before the wedding he threw in a few pieces of gold , at the feet of the young girl feverishly getting ready . Perhaps he thought that our Lord Jesus Christ performed His first miracle at the wedding in Cana . The years went by and Nicholas also helped the second girl in secret . Before the wedding of the third girl he set out again with a small purse with gold coins, but this time the girls watched out for the man giving out secretly gifts , embraced him , who for his goodness finally he was chosen as a bishop.
The unselfish good deeds of Saint Nicholas , started an avalanche of love from the town of Myra in Lycia , situated in the present area of Turkey, that grows bigger for close on 1800 years , sweeping away in the middle of winter our world sunk into selfishness , solitary greediness . On this day everybody tries to be good, to do good ! On this nice winter day even such people set out on the way of love, who during the year are too busy , and perhaps they do not even realise themselves , yet driven by an inner force get going, making sacrifices , in one word serve , love, hurry to the aid of their fellow human beings !
On this nice winter evening I ask God’s blessing upon all of those , who following in the footsteps of Saint Nicholas set out, taking on themselves the spirituality, kindheartedness of the great bishop who lived close on 1800 years ago ! I believe that love is capable of renewing our tired world .
translated by dr k.e.
Picture : a small child is delighted with her gift of a doll.
Jesus said to the people "Not everyone who says to me, "Lord, Lord", will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only one who does the will of my Father in heaven. "Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell—and great was its fall!"
Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel 5 December 2018
"I have compassion for the crowd,” Matthew 15, 29
Our Lord Jesus Christ feels sorry for the people ! During the first days of Advent on 3 December , we visited with Csák János and V. Simon László one of the best known prisons in Budapest , the so called “ transit prison” establishment ! I spoke to simple folks with plain words , I told them that we are all waiting for Advent , and I believe that no matter how long their time of Advent is sooner or later Christmas will come and that they should not give up hope, because it is certain that for them as well the long awaited day will come when they’ll be free !
In Hungary close on 20,000 people are imprisoned , the angel will come to the prison as well this year !! I was looking at the people and even though I knew that some of them committed terrible crimes my heart was filled by genuine sorrow ! Apart from the sorrow all along and even now the gnawing anger is there as well ! Yes I am angry with myself , the Church, the education system , because we were unable to tell the people clearly, nicely , intelligibly the ten commandments written by God on the stone slab! If we could have taught these commandments , if we could have carved into their hearts our God’s guidelines to happiness then I doubt it if today we would be building prisons , instead they could be transformed into museums !
These people should sue all tolerant, accepting ,liberal education systems who are accomplices , and even their own parents as well, for the fact that they have to be languishing in prison now for 10-20-40 years in an area between 3-4 square meters ! I would bring every parent , teacher, actors who stand on a stage, politicians forming public opinions and naturally priests as well for a quiet time in Advent, and I would lock them at least for a day in one of the cells here , where if they stretch their arms out they can easily touch both parallel walls easily ! Yes every single person who wants to address children , adults , should humbly move in at least for a day or so into such a prison , so that they can suddenly realise the weight of their own words , responsibilities, deeds/ actions.
We teach the rules of physics, chemistry , mathematics, spelling to our children ! Why don’t we explain nicely , clearly to the generation growing up God’s ten commandments ?! I believe that God’s precious showing the way should be included as a subject for matriculation , in the light of which we could live our earthly lives in power, health , peace.!
In the rules of the road they introduced seatbelts , and for children , babies special seats and even though at first people were angry , rebelling , but by now it was proven that just because of these two rules much fewer loose their lives , become disabled on the roads! The commandments, the control of freedom , are the wings of true freedom !! I believe that not only the prisons would become emptier if we paid seriously more attention to the laws guiding our lives , but even the child protection establishments, the hospitals , the divorce courts, but even the pharmacies selling sedatives could all reduce the number of their employees .
As a good preparation for Advent learn by heart God’s precious ten commandments , in the meantime at least on the internet pay a visit to a prison !
Praying for freedom,
translated by dr k.e.
Photo : An Advent meeting in a prison.
After Jesus had left that place, he passed along the Sea of Galilee, and he went up the mountain, where he sat down. Great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, the blind, the mute, and many others. They put them at his feet, and he cured them, so that the crowd was amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel. Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I have compassion for the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, for they might faint on the way." The disciples said to him, "Where are we to get enough bread in the desert to feed so great a crowd?" Jesus asked them, "How many loaves have you?" They said, "Seven, and a few small fish." Then ordering the crowd to sit down on the ground, he took the seven loaves and the fish; and after giving thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all of them ate and were filled; and they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full.
Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel Tuesday 4 December 2018
"At that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit... “
I arrived home to Déva from my missionary tour in Australia at 5 a.m. this morning . Before going to sleep I read today’s gospel . Even feeling sleepy it was good to read the beautiful story : as Jesus receives His 72 disciples returning from their missionary tour. Two thousand years ago these simple fishermen, shepherds , craftsmen , upon Jesus’ word set out as the first ones in the big, wide work for the benefit of their brethren . They carried no gold, silver in their satchels , but knocked on doors with a good word, love and together with the blessed “message” of the gospel they were welcomed everywhere with joy , love . Upon their words the sick were healed , the sinners repented , the world became better , cleaner , more beautiful. I tried to imagine as the disciples were sitting there around in a circle and excitedly , joyfully talk interrupting each other ! Jesus listening to them , smiling, with His face shining then stands up , everybody becomes silent listening to Him, and the Master rejoices , blesses the Heavenly Father for seeing fit to reveal to the “little ones “ the great secret : that it is good to be good , that with goodness , love people , the whole world can be made better .
My thanks and gratitude to God for everything !! Upon my Master’s word I did not take with me neither silver nor gold , or expensive presents , but with the Franciscan simplicity , poverty, with good word, love in my backpack I set out on the journey ! The journey was long, I got tired , but now sitting in my room in the first light of the breaking dawn I discussed with my Master the long journey's many-many wonderful moments . I told my Lord that in His name even in far away land people gathered and accepted His teaching with prayerful love . I also recalled that even though seemingly, in the big , wide world everybody is chasing after money , I experienced that it is not the money, material goods that are lacking , because people are not really thirsting after the sparkling, shining material goods , but the way I saw it people are mostly desiring mountain-moving faith , hope that will make them ready to act, love that will inflame their hearts .
I gave thanks with prayerful love for the many good people as well with whom I met in Australia , who undertook long journeys not only came so we could pray together, but also shared their homes food, clothing , provided transport by car so that by planes , according to the plans I could get everywhere on time. ! During the tree weeks like this -with help- I travelled over an area larger than the whole of Europe ! Thanks to the good organisation , I can say , that I managed to visit most of the areas in Australia, where roughly 80-90000 Hungarians live , and I could meet those who came ! I also gave thanks for the two angels whom Providence gave me on this journey , Kalotay Eszter and Juhász Boglárka , who not only accompanied me , but organised everything well ahead of time by phone, via the internet with all concerned and thanks to this everything went really very well . My gratitude to them for everything !
I believe that our Lord Jesus Christ listened joyfully to yet another missionary tour over the past 2000 years ! I believe that even today He rejoices when He sees that His children gather as good sisters and brothers , in peace and love , and in the light of the Holy Gospel preparing for the feast of Christmas rethink/plan their lives ! We are small, weak , but what we could do humbly we did as well ! I wish all those, to whom Providence lead us , a further blessed, holy time of Advent from our Master , praising my God I retire to a well-earned rest !
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
My gratitude for everything ,
translated by dr k.e.
Photo: I rested with my companions on this mission , Eszter and Boglárka in Queensland , in the Marian Valley .
At that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, 'I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.'
Then turning to the disciples, Jesus said to them privately, 'Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.'