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SEPTEMBER 2005 SERMON - MALAYALAM
VOL:4 ISSUE:09

AT THE FEET OF OUR LORD
ssZhns ]mZ]oTn

By REV. FR. T. J. JOSHUA
(Professor, Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam)
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Daniel visualize the feet of Lord, strong like that made in colored and polished brass, while St. John see His feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace. At the nail-scarred feet of Jesus we receive remission of our sins, enlightenment and consolation. We should learn the Word of God at His feet and reach His feet to give our thanksgiving for His blessings.

ssZhns hN\amIp kphntijw Poh\pw cbpw \IpXmWv. IpSpw_ambpw hyn]cambpw \mw F{Xam{Xw ssZhhN\tmSp _sncnpp. Imhns ]mZ]oTncpv XncphN\w {ihnpXpw ssZhtmSp B`n-ap-Jy-hpw BZchpw kpZrV_hpw m]npXpw \psS PohnXns A\p`hambn amdWw.

ssZhhN\w tIġptm ssZhns ]mZ]oTnencpp sImmWv \mw AXp {ihnpsX t_m[w \nepmbncnWw. km[pkpknwKv {InkvXphns ]mZ]oTnencpp ]Tn Imcysf Xs "kzman ]mZmnIw' F Hcp sNdnb ]pkvXIcq]n {]knoIcnncnpXp, hfscb[nIw B{]tPmZ\w \IpXmWv. Imhns ]mZ]oTns {]tXyIXI FsmamsWXmWv ChnsS \psS Nnp hnjbo`hnnpXv.

  1. Imhns kpiamb ]mZ]oTw:
    Zm\ntbens ]pkvXInepw tbmlms shfn]mSv ]pkvXInepambn cp Zi\ \mw ImWpp. Cu cp ]pkvXIfpw, Hp ]gb\nbanepw atXp ]pXnb\nbanepambn Zi\ DsmpXpw Bibkam\ hoWfpXpamb ]c]qcI Atm{In^ {K٧fmWv. "Ahsd tZlw tKmtaZIw t]msebpw apJw an {]Imiw t]msebpw Ip Xow t]msebpw `pPfpw ImepIfpw an\pnb Xm{ansd hw t]msebpw Ahsd hmpIfpsS i_vZw Hcp ]pcpjmcnsd Bchw t]msebpw Bbncpp.' (Zm\ntb 10:6) a\pjy]p{Xs Xm{aXpeyamb ImepIfpsS _ehocyw BWv Zm\ntbens Cu Zi\n shfnhmIpXv. CtX Bibnep Hcp h\bmWv tbmlms shfn]mSp]pkvXInse Zi\nepw \mw ImWpXv. "\nehnfpIfpsS \Sphn \nebn [cnp amdp s]mI sInbh\mbn a\pjy]p{Xt\mSp kZri\mbhs\bpw Ip...Ahsd Im Debn Npp ]gpn shtmn\p kZriw.' (shfn]mSv 1:15) CXnse BemcnIhpw {]XoImIhpamb ]Z{]tbmKġ {]m[m\yw, ]nsbm a\pjy]p{Xs ImepIfpsS km{Xtbdnb temlkam\ inbpw Icppw BWv ZinsSpXv. Cu cp Zi\h\b\pkcnv Imhns ImepI BIjIambXpw, A\izchpw, A{]Xntcm[yhpw, kpnchpw, kpihpw, Bpw XSbm\mImXpw BWv FmWv \apv a\nemIpXv.

    B ]mZ CfIntmIptXm, sImgnpt]mIptXm, DSpt]mIptXm BbnpX adnv ZrVambpw kpncambpw \npXpw kIetbpw Imogmn XnbmbnpXns\ `kvaoIcnphm\pw Xhw inbpw Icppw ZrVXbpw DXmWv. CfInadnbp temIn NenpsIncnp kmlNcyfn CfanmXpw amanmXpamb Imhns ]mZ]oTn AWbphm \apv `mKyw e`nncnpXp F{Xtbm BizmkIcamWv.

  2. Imhns Xpfs ]mZ:
    Imhns ]mZ kpisanepw Ah BWnIfm XpfsXmWv. 22mw ko\w 16mw hmIyn ]dbpp; "Ah Fsd ssIIsfbpw ImepIsfbpw Xpsfp.' ZmhoZv Xs A\p`ha ChnsS ]dbpXv. hcpw Imep ZmhoZp]p{X FdnbsSp tbiphns ]oTm\p`hspdnmWv ]cnipm{]tNmZnX\mbn \qmpIġp apv ko\mc ZinpXv.

    Xm{aw t]msebpw shtmSp t]msebpw iamb B IepI Xpfphm\p ImcWw Fsp \mw {itbmsS a\nemtnbncnpp. Ahs kz IpIrXyns inbmbn \psS HmtcmcpcpsSbpw A[fpsS ]cnlmcambnmWv B ImepI IpnpfsXv. \qmpIġp ]cnipm \ndhn {]hNnsnp kXy ]nmep ]pXnb\nbaImep Acw{]Xn \nhnbmIsSpXp ImWptmgmWv XncphN\ns alXzw \apv shfnhmIpXv.

    Ipcnin Xdp sImpXv ZmhoZnsImes Hcp coXn Bbncpn. Isdnp sImpIbmbncpp As ]Xnhv. tdmmkm{mmPyhpw AXns \S]Sn{Iafpw \nehn htijw am{XamWv IpcnipacWw h[in amambn hyhoIcnsXv. As\bncns tdmmkm{mmPysnsbm IpcnipacWsnsbm bmsXmcp Adnhpw CmXncp ZmhoZv Imhns ImepIsf IpnpfpXmbn ImWpXv BobIpIfn IqSn am{XamWv.

Imhns XrmZfn \mw AWbptm Fsmw A\p{Klfpw A\p`hfpw \appmIpp FXmWv ASpXmbn \app Nnnphm\mbnpXv.

  1. Imhns ]mZ]oTn \apv ]m]tamN\w e`npp:
    eqtmkns kphntijw 7mw Aymbw 38mw hmIyn \mw ImWpp; "B ]Wnse ]m]nbmb Hcp {kvXo ]pdIn Ahsd Im IcpsImp \np Ip\osImp Ahsd Im \s\p XpSn; XeapSnsImp XpsSp Im Npw_np ssXew ]qin...]ns Ah AhtfmSp: \nsd ]m] tamNnp Xncnpp Fp ]dp.' CXv Keoembn \S Hcp kw`hamWv. \psS Imhv iotams kmcw kzoIcnm B `h\ntep Fnbtm Hcp kv{Xo B `h\ntep ISphcpp. AhfpsS ]m]`mcm Ah Imhns ]mZ]oTn s\Sphonp Icp, Xs _mjv][mcsImv Ahs ImepIsf IgpIn XeapSnsImv B ]mZsf XpSpWn. Imhv AhtfmSp ]dbpp; "aIsf \ns ]m] anncnpp, \o kam[m\tmsS t]mIpI.' Imhns ]mZ]oTntep A\pXm]tmsS ISphcphp ]m]tamN\w e`npp FXp {]Xymi \Ip A\p`hamWv. ]m]np ktXambnpXp tbiphns ]mZfmWv.

    Cs temIn ]m]`mcm hebp At\Icpv. Atacnmc\mb hneyw ]m PohnXm\p`hsf \mbn hniIe\w sNbvXp FgpXmdp Hcp \ {KImc\mWv. a\pjya\ns kpnXnp lm\n hcppXp {][m\ambpw \mep LSIfmsWp Atlw \nhNnncnpp.

  2. `bw

  3. A]IjXmt_m[w

  4. AImcWamb Ipt_m[w

  5. hynsshcmKyw

  6. tbmlm Xs teJ\n ]dbpp; "\psS ]m]sf Gp ]dbpp Fn Ah \tmSp ]m]sf anp kIe A\oXnbpw t]mn \s ipoIcnm Xhw hnizkvX\pw \oXnam\pw BIpp.' (1 tbmlm 1:9)

    CXn Fhpw Kuchambn IWmtXp Ipt_m[amsWp Rm A\pam\npp. CXp \s kaqln\npw AIn\npp. CXn \npw DSseSpp am\nI kwL\fpw ]ncnapdpfpw Hcp at\mtcmKhnZKvZs apn A\mhcWw sNptm Atln\v {]iv\ A]{KYnp Nne D]tZifpw ]cnlmchn[nIfpw \ninm km[ntmw. Fm \psS ]m]`mcn \npw Hcp ]qhnSpXens Ddp \app e`npXp tbiphns XrmZn am{XamWv. tbiphn \npw tbip aptJ\bpamWv ]m]tamN\w e`npXv. "Ah Xsd P\s AhcpsS ]m]fn \np cnm\ncnsImp \o Ahp tbip Fp t] CtSWw Fp ]dp.' temIns ]m]]cnlmcI\pw cI\pw tbiphmWv.

  7. Imhns ]mZ]oTn \apv B{]Imi\w e`npp:
    eptmkns kphntijw 10mw Aymbw 39mw hmIyn asmcp kv{Xosb Imhns ]mZ]oTn \mw ImWpp. "Ahġp adnb F Hcp ktlmZcn Dmbncpp. Ah Imhnsd Im Ccpp Ahsd hN\w tIpsImncpp.' CXp sblqZybnse _Ym\ymbn hyXykvXkz`mhapXpw hyXykvX Aconepw \SXmb Hcp kw`hamWv. ssZhoIktiw {ihnphm\pw Znhyamb ZqXv Dsmphm\pw DSamb BImwjtbmSpw {]XotbmSpw Imhns ]mZ]oTn AWncnp emkdnsbpw ambptSbpw ktlmZcn adnbsbbmWv \mw ChnsS ImWpXv. Xs ktlmZcnbpsS {]hnbn ]cn`hsSp amtbmSp Imhv adnbsb mLnp ]dbpp; "Fm Aev]ta thp; A, Hp aXn. adnb \ Awiw XncsSpncnpp; AXp Bcpw AhtfmSp A]lcnbpan.'

    Imhns CltemI hym]cImeLn Xs kaImenIcmbn Pohnphm\pw Imhns\ apJmapJw ImWphm\pw Imhns XncpsamgnI t\cnp {ihnphm\pw D Akqbmlamb ku`mKyw \app e`nnsnepw, {]hmNIm apsa {]kvXmhnnpXpw Imhns \mhn \npw t\cnp {ihnv AsmkvXem ]nmep tcJsSpnbnpXpamb XncphN\w Imhns ]mZ]oTnencpp ]Tnphm \apv e`nncnbm \mw [\ycmWv.

    hnip ]s{Xmkv Imhnt\mSp Hcn ]dbpIbpmbn; "Imth R BcpsS ASp t]mIpw? \nXyPohsd hN\ \nsd ] Dp.' (tbmlm 6:68) Imhns ]mZ]oTn AWp B Xncp\mhn \np hogp tXsamgnI Hmtcmpw lrZbn Dsmptm \mw B{]Imi\w {]m]npp.

  8. Imhns ]mZ]oTn \apv Bizmkw e`npp:
    "tbip CcnptSp adnb Fn Ahs\ Inp Ahsd Im hoWp: Imth, \o ChnsS Dmbncpp Fn Fsd ktlmZc acnbnmbncpp Fp ]dp.' ( tbmlm 11:32) Bizmkw ssIsmpXn\pthn Imhns XrmZn AWbp adnbsbbmWv \mw ChnsS ImWpXv. hopw _Ym\ymbmWv cwKw. Xs kvt\lnX\mb emkdns tcmKhnhcw Imhns\ Adnbnncpp. Fm \mep Znhkn\p tijamWv Imhv AhnsS FpXv. Atmtgpw emk acnp, AShpw Ignncpp. XI lrZbtmsS Imhn \npw Bizmkw Isphm\mWv adnb HmSn tbiphns ]mZn FpXv..

    Bizmkn\pthn Xs ]mZn A`bw {]m]nphsc Imhv Bizknnpp. XI lrZbs Imhv \ncknpIbn. ZpJhpw \ncmibpw a\tihpw \s Aeptm Bizmkn\pthn HmSn Fphm\p GIeamWv Imhns ]mZ]oTw. iapth{]hmNIs AbmIm `mKyw knn lmsbtmse \psS lrZbw ]Icptm Bizmkw \Iph\mb Imhv ]dbpp; "Azm\nphcpw `mcw Npaphcpw Bbptmtc, Fmhcpw Fsd ASp hcphn; Rm \nsf Bizknnpw.' tbip{InkvXphn BIr\mb Hcp _me Hcn ]dbpIbpmbn tbip{InkvXphns Akam\amb cp hmKvZm\fmWv Xs Ghpa[nIambn tbiphntep BIrjnsXv. HmaXmbn "Fs ASp hcpho, Rm \nsf Bizknnmw F Xs Blzm\w. cmaXmbn, "temImhkm\tmfpw Fm\mfpw Rm \ntfmSp IqsS Ccnpw' F Xs hmKvZm\w.

  9. \nbpw kvXpXnbpw Anphm \mw AWtb Imhns ]mZ]oTw::
    eqtmkns kphntijn \mw iacymmc\mb Hcp IptcmKnsb ImWpp. "Ahsd Im Ihnp hoWp Ahp \n ]dp; Aht\m iacymc Bbncpp.' (eqtmkv 17:16) Cu a\pjy ]m]]cnlmcns\m, hN\w {ihnpXnt\m, Bizmknt\m A Imhns ]mZ]oTn FnbXv. X\np Imhn \npw e`n Ir]mbn \nbpw kvXpXnbpw kvtXm{Xhpw Anphm\mbnmWv hncnpXv. Imhv ]p IptcmKnIsf BWv kuJyamnbXv. kzPmXnbns H]Xp t] Xncnpt\mnbn. AXn ]pdPmXnmc\mb Hcm am{XamWv \n ]dbm XncnsnbXv. Imhv Aht\mSp tNmZnpp; "]p t] ipcmbnontbm? HXpt] FhnsS ?' ko\mc \s Hmnpp: "F a\ta, btlmhsb hmgvpI; Ahsd D]Imc Hpw adXpXp.'

[Speech delivered at Orthodox Convention-2005 at St.Gregorios Church, Philadelphia]
Reported by Biju Mathew - Philadelphia
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