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I need Jesus every day of my life. Jesus tells me in the Bible that without Him I cant do anything. I have the gift and capacity today to play soccer because God gave it to me.

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Ivona Škvorcová

I noticed a little lump on my neck and it changed my plans and my life. We will have to remove it, exclaimed my doctor. It is just a simple operation… I spent three days in the hospital and I waited three weeks for biopsy results. I wasn’t worried at all. I was a 22-year old university student, full of energy and vitality. I didn’t expect it could be something serious. On 22 February 2006 the doctor told me: “It is positive“. I didn’t even understand what it means. Everybody in my family was shocked – I had CANCER. I was confused. I had lots of questions and fears.

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Augustín Ugróczy

Hi everybody, whoever you are and wherever you are – YOU ARE DISCIPLES. That’s the way I call my boys and invite them at our regular PAJTA meetings.

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James Manjackal

He prayed: "Father in Heaven, send your Son Jesus now to this priest suffering from kidney T.B., kidney stones and infections and restore him complete health of body and soul". Then I thought in my mind that he might have seen the hospital chart where my sicknesses were reported!

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Róbert Slamka

I am 52 years old and I am a lawyer. I have a beautiful beloved wife, Helena, and 5 beautiful children, Róbert, Jakub, Andrej, Annamária-Rút, and Lukáš.

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Mudr. Silvester Krčméry CSc.

If I have to be punished for what I did – i.e. for the goodness, truth, and Christ – I wouldn’t choose the smallest punishment, but the most terrible one; I would be so happy if I could die for Christ, although I know that I am not worthy of such a great grace.

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MUDr. Emília Vlčková

I healed my daughter who had bronchitis, after antibiotics showed no effect. I had a wart and it disappeared on the following day after I had used my homoeopathic drugs.

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Vlado Žák

I knew about God, but I didn't know Him. I saw God only as a strict judge. One of the predominant feelings when I thought about God was a sort of fear. Today, I know I was completely wrong.

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Dominik Dobrovodský

Yes, bones were my life issue. I was born with a fracture. Since then I had several fractures during all my childhood, every time I fell down. I spent a lot of time in hospitals. I suffered a lot. But I also saw other people suffering. It was for me great life experience, great learning experience. During this experience I understood that God is always with me and He never abandons me. This attitude of praise became (and it is continuously becoming) my expression of love towards God.

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Nick Vujicic

I am thankful to have been born 31 years ago with no arms and no legs. I won’t pretend my life is easy, but through the love of my parents, loved ones, and faith in God, I have overcome my adversity and my life is now filled with joy and purpose.

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Jozef Demjan

When I was a child I was sexually abused by an older boy. We lived in poverty. I experienced occult practices, depression, homosexuality, and suicide attempts. Only faith in Jesus Christ brought light to my life.

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Marek Nikolov

The aim of the “Jesus Heals” prayer gatherings is experiencing the fact that God is Love. He is Love that wants to give itself to other people. God wants to show us His mercy even through healing, signs, wonders, and miracles.

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Rick Warren

People ask me: What is the purpose of life? And I respond: In a nutshell, life is preparation for eternity. We were made to last forever, and God wants us to be with Him in Heaven.

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Renáta Ocilková

During chemotherapy I lost my menstrual cycle. After about half-a-year I asked my gynaecologist – oncologist about that. I was afraid I was going to badly react to his answer. He told me:
“It’s normal. Your menstrual cycles will never return.”

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Anton Srholec

Faith and love for Jesus and for his cause filled all my heart and I was ready to offer my life for this.

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Denis Blaho

I started to do fortune-telling and I said things that resulted to be truthful. I used to predict things that really happened in near future. Sometimes I read people’s thoughts. I disdained Christian religion. I had a bad opinion about believers and acquaintances who were not profound believers.

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Bohuš Živčák

Despite persecution during the Communist era (or actually because of Communist persecution) my search of God became a continuous adventure. Pilgrimage and travelling rather than studying. When I studied at high school God came dramatically closer to me.

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Veronika Barátová

I always have wonderful memories of my return to God; still today they are pretty important. Everything happened during my university studies at times of normalizing Communism.

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Oto Mádr

This epoch is not easy at all for Christians; but for big-format Christians it is a great and marvelous epoch. “If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you.“ In such glorious moments the Church sings to the Lord a heroic song of love and faithfulness. It is a privilege and a gift: to live just now, to love, and to fight.

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Lucia Tužinská

My core problem was – how can I trust God again?! How can I understand Him? What has happened? What we believed in before suddenly became not valid. We needed to reevaluate our faith from the foundation.

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Martin Hunčár

My conversion does not fall under the category “extraordinary”. I know you would like to hear about the miraculous conversion of a former drug-addicted or alcohol-addicted. I was neither drug-addicted nor alcohol-addicted. Maybe this is the reason why my conversion was even more miraculous.

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Dan Baumann

The beatings would start and they would be slapping in the face, hitting in the stomach, sometimes kicking. “I struggled with faith, ‘Was God with me? Did He love me? If God is good why would He allow me to go through this situation?

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Dária Miezgová

But I was also interested very much in the communist ideals as in something that surpassed the ordinary life. So I became a member of a communist party – because I was convinced and I wanted it. And in spite of the fact I went to church and believed in God. I did not feel it as a contradiction

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Matúš Demko

Then I directly felt that God is a living being, close to us. Back then, God, our Lord, clearly and expressly intervened into my life. He completely changed it. I became another person.

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Richard Vašečka

My grandfather from my mother’s side had a great influence on my life. Besides that he loved me very much and spent much time with me, he became my ideal and inspiration in a faith, but also in a male character.

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Branislav Škripek

I was born and brought up as an atheist and I can confirm that I had never been told me anything about God during my first 20 years of life. It was something that was an unknown concept for me.

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Sasa Patalakh

Drugs, sex, Ukrainian mafia, and prison…
“…the story of a young man from Ukraine freed by God…”

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Ondrej Tarana OFM cap.

I was indeed horrified that I don’t know God and His Love although I was ministering in the church.

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Dominic McDermott

Hearing from God through dreams. Biblical basis, Why God would use dreams, The process ...

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Štefan Esztergályos

I got more and more entangled in different occult practices. I applied myself to astrology, healing (reiki) and I practiced martial arts. Instead of prayer I meditated in solitude, which pulled me many times away from the life’s reality.

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Geoff and Gina Poulter

We had decided with a great sadness that we had to go where we were being fed and leave the Catholic Church. Just as we were about to make this public statement Geoff had an open vision which simultaneously was confirmed to Gina through a word from the Lord.

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P. Raniero Cantalamessa, ofmcap

Something of the kind must happen once in our lives for us to be true, convinced Christians, and overjoyed to be so.

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Pripravuje v Prešove snúbencov na sviatosť manželstva. Túži, aby čím viacerí spoznali tajomnú Božiu lásku a milosrdenstvo.

Vždy keď počúvam exegézu alebo kázeň na tému milosrdného Samaritána, zavše sa pristihnem pri tom, ako netrpezlivo čakám na to, či a ako si dotyčný exegéta poradí s istou pasážou z tejto state evanjelia. A je to naozaj priam ošemetný moment príbehu! Kazatelia sa zvyčajne interpretácie tohto miesta úplne vyhnú alebo ňou efektne prekĺznu bez toho, aby ju uspokojivo vysvetlili.

Tu vystúpil ktorýsi znalec zákona a povedal, aby ho pokúšal: „Učiteľ, čo mám robiť, aby som bol dedičom večného života?“ Ježiš mu vravel: „Čo je napísané v Zákone? Ako tam čítaš?“ On odpovedal: „Milovať budeš Pána, svojho Boha, z celého svojho srdca, z celej svojej duše, zo všetkých svojich síl a z celej svojej mysle a svojho blížneho ako seba samého!“ Povedal mu: „Správne si odpovedal. Toto rob a budeš žiť!“ Ale on sa chcel ospravedlniť, preto sa opýtal Ježiša: „A kto je môj blížny?“ – Ježiš povedal: „Istý človek zostupoval z Jeruzalema do Jericha a padol do rúk zbojníkov. Tí ho ozbíjali, doráňali, nechali ho polomŕtveho a odišli. Náhodou šiel tou cestou istý kňaz, a keď ho uvidel, obišiel ho. Takisto aj levita: keď prišiel na to miesto a uvidel ho, išiel ďalej. No prišiel k nemu istý cestujúci Samaritán, a keď ho uvidel, bolo mu ho ľúto. Pristúpil k nemu, nalial mu na rany oleja a vína a obviazal mu ich; vyložil ho na svoje dobytča, zaviezol ho do hostinca a staral sa oň. Na druhý deň vyňal dva denáre, dal ich hostinskému a povedal: »Staraj sa oň, a ak vynaložíš viac, ja ti to zaplatím, keď sa budem vracať.« Čo myslíš, ktorý z tých troch bol blížnym tomu, čo padol do rúk zbojníkov?“ On odpovedal: „Ten, čo mu preukázal milosrdenstvo.“ A Ježiš mu povedal: „Choď a rob aj ty podobne!“ (Lk 10,25-37)

O čo ide? Znalec zákona sa pýta Ježiša, kto je blížny a teda adresát našej lásky podľa znenia hlavného prikázania lásky k blížnemu. Ježiš mu odpovedá podobenstvom známom ako „Podobenstvo o milosrdnom Samaritánovi“. Z neho mal znalec zákona pochopiť, že blížnym je Samaritán, teda ten, kto sa postaral o ozbíjaného, doráňaného a polomŕtveho človeka, ktorý padol do rúk zbojníkom. Alebo, žeby nie? Nemôžem sa, totiž, zbaviť dojmu, že nepočúvam inú odpoveď ako tú, že blížnym je iba ten doráňaný a takmer mŕtvy chudák. O tom svedčí aj komentár, ktorý nájdete v Písme pod textom: »Na otázku: „Kto je môj blížny?“ Ježiš odpovedá podobenstvom, ktoré vedie k otázke: „Komu si ty blížny?“« V podobnom duchu znela aj nedávna homília istého kazateľa, ktorý odvolávajúc sa na exegézu istej teologickej autority vysvetlil toto miesto asi tak, že ide o prechod od blížneho, ktorým je Samaritán k blížnemu, ktorý potrebuje náš súcit. Akoby blížny typu Samaritána bol prežitok, alebo skôr barlička, ktorou si Ježiš pomohol, aby nám napokon vysvetlil, že našimi blížnymi sú ľudia, ktorí by v nás mali vzbudzovať súcit. 

Za všetko akoby môžu Ježišove slová: „Choď a rob aj ty podobne!“, ktoré vyriekol bezprostredne po tom, čo znalec zákona ukázal na Samaritána ako na blížneho. Táto výzva milovať blížneho ako seba samého podľa vzoru Samaritána situáciu mnohým komplikuje. Ak objektom našej lásky má byť blížny a takýmto objektom súcitného konania Samaritána bol doráňaný človek, tak potom už niet pochýb. Blížnym je ten, kto potrebuje našu pomoc, ten, kto je v núdzi. Podstatou milosrdného skutku je súcitom motivované konanie voči núdznemu.

Ale naozaj sa znalec zákona zmýlil, keď označil za blížneho práve Samaritána? Je spomínaná Ježišova výzva iba korekciou jeho odpovede či spomínanou barličkou? V skutočnosti, však, nás nič neoprávňuje myslieť si to. Prv ako znalec zákona odpovie na Ježišovu kontrolnú otázku, Ježiš mu jeho výber možných odpovedí obmedzí na tri - kňaz, levita a Samaritán. Ježiš nebol zákerný, aby správnu odpoveď do výberu nedal a zatajil polomŕtveho človeka. Navyše sa Ježiš pýta na blížneho práve tomu, čo padol do rúk zbojníkov. Nuž, nemôžem si pomôcť, súčasná exegéza síce berie na vedomie, že Samaritán vyhral konkurz na blížneho, ale akosi ho ako blížneho neberie celkom vážne. Túto rolu presúva, takmer výlučne, na obeť lúpeže, ktorá sa konkurzu na blížneho ani nezúčastnila. Azda by bolo zaujímavé pátrať po tom, prečo mnohí kazatelia a exegéti sa akosi veľmi rýchlo vysporiadajú s odpoveďou na kľúčovú otázku: „Kto je môj blížny - adresát mojej lásky?“ a otázkou, aj keď logickou: „Komu si ty blížny?“, sa nechajú vmanipulovať do situácie, kedy už nie Samaritán, ale výlučne zranený človek je adresátom lásky k blížnemu.

Nuž, Samaritán ako môj blížny, nie je nesprávnou odpoveďou! Znalec zákona z množiny blížnych správne vylúčil kňaza i levitu. Keďže nie som z tých, čo siahajú po iných "lepších" prekladoch, či nápadoch ako správne preformulovať problematické časti, beriem túto otázku i odpoveď vážne. Ježiš uvedeným podobenstvom nám dôrazne dáva najavo, že náš blížny je ten, čo nám preukazuje milosrdenstvo. Áno, čítame správne! Našim blížnym je predovšetkým človek, ktorý nás miluje! A je to zvyčajne ten človek, ktorého prejavy lásky si ani neuvedomujeme! Ak pre nás, podobne ako pre znalca zákona, je stále aktuálna otázka – kto je môj blížny, potom to sme my v pozícii toho, kto nevníma, pretože sme azda doráňaní a polomŕtvi.

Iste, ďalšie Ježišove slová o tom, že si máme brať príklad od Samaritána ako uplatňovať prikázanie lásky k blížnemu, nám ukazujú, že našim blížnym je aj človek, ktorý by v nás mal vzbudzovať súcit. Ježišovi adresovaná otázka je v podstate otázkou na to, koho máme milovať. No odpoveď, ktorú nám Ježiš dáva, označuje nielen človeka, o ktorého sa postaral Samaritán, ale aj samotného Samaritána. My však práve blížnych typu Samaritána opomíname len preto, lebo to nezodpovedá našej konvenčnej predstave o tom, čo je milosrdenstvo. Osobne som doposiaľ nepočul nikoho, kto by nielen v súvislosti s uvedenou staťou evanjelia, nabádal k milosrdenstvu voči tým, ktorí nás milujú.

Ak naozaj Ježiš uvedeným podobenstvom odpovedá na otázku odborníka na zákon na to, kto je náš blížny, potom nemôžeme klásť na druhé miesto, ba úplne opomenúť, skupinu blížnych, ktorí nás milujú. Skupinu ľudí, ktorá akosi absentuje v kruhu adresátov nášho milosrdenstva. Navyše je to tá skupina, ktorej prejavy lásky máme sklon nevidieť práve tak, ako ich nevidel ani ten, kto padol do rúk zbojníkov, pretože bol v bezvedomí. Je tu však jeden rozdiel. Kým polomŕtvy človek nekládol žiadny odpor voči konaniu svojho záchrancu, my často konáme naopak. Lásku našich blížnych máme sklon dokonca odmietať, ba považovať ju za pravý opak!

Ak si dosadíme do rovnice prikázania lásky správny výsledok do premennej „blížny“, potom milovať blížneho ako seba samého znamená nielen pomáhať núdznym napríklad konaním skutkov telesného a duchovného milosrdenstva, ale predovšetkým prijímať lásku tých, ktorí nás milujú. To nie je maličkosť. Som presvedčený, že opomenutie tejto skutočnosti je ťažiskom problémov v našich medziľudských vzťahoch. To je to, čo likviduje nielen naše manželstvá a rodiny, spôsobuje zmätok v pojme „láska“, ale je aj za šírením ideológie genderizmu ako aj za čoraz intenzívnejšími pokusmi liberalizovať učenie Cirkvi.

Levita a kňaz sú ako blížni diskvalifikovaní, pretože nielenže nemilovali postihnutého, ale de facto mu takto spôsobovali ďalšie zranenia, resp. svojou neochotou pomôcť predlžovali jeho utrpenie. Nekonáme tak aj my, keď neprijímame, ba odmietame prejavy lásky tých, ktorí nás milujú? Počuli ste niekedy o tom, že najviac nás dokáže zraniť ten, koho milujeme? Apropo, nezdá sa vám, že ak budeme prijímať prejavy lásky tých, čo sú voči nám ako ten Samaritán, nevdojak sa ocitneme na jeho strane? Ak budem považovať za blížnych, a teda za objekt mojich skutkov milosrdenstva aj ľudí typu milosrdného Samaritána, budem vskutku robiť podobne ako Samaritán z nášho podobenstva.


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