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AUGUST 2005 SERMON - MALAYALAM
VOL:4 ISSUE:08

COME NEAR AND SEE MY HANDS
ASpp hp Fsd ssIIsf ImWpI

By REV. FR. T. J. JOSHUA
(Professor, Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam)
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"]ns tXmamknt\mSp: \nsd hnc Ctmp \on Fsd ssIIsf ImWpI; \nsd ssI \on Fsd hnempdp CSpI; Ahnizmkn BImsX hnizmknbmbncn Fp ]dp.' (hn. tbmlm 20:27)

BgvNhnsd Hmw \m Bb B Znhkw kykabp, Imhv Xs AyAmgw Hcpnb atmkns amfnIapdnbn Imhns ]p injym IqSnbncns DnX\mb tbip hp \Sphn \npsImp: \nġp kam[m\w Fp AhtcmSp ]dp. Fm tbip htm ]ncphcn Hcph\mb ZnZnsamkv F tXmamkv AhtcmSp IqsS Dmbncpn. Imhns\ X Ip Fp at injym tXmamknt\mSp kmnptm tXmamkv AXp hnizknphm XmdmIpn. Rm Ahsd ssIIfn BWngpXp ImWpIbpw BWngpXn hnc CSpIbpw Ahsd hnempdp ssI CSpIbpw sNbvXnmsX hnizknbn Fp Ah AhtcmSp ]dp. Imhv tXmamkns Bhiyw \ntj[npn. Fp Znhkw Ignnp tXmamkpw IqsSbptm Imhv Xs ssIIsf \onsmv tXmaknt\mSp ]dbp aqv hmIy hmNIamWv \psS Nnp hnjbo`hnnpXv; "Fsd ssIIsf ImWpI'.

Imhns Cu IcfmWv ChnsS \psS Nnp hnjbo`hnnpXv. Imhmb tbip{InkvXp tXmamkn\p t\sc Atlns kwib\nhmcWnmbn \onb B IcfpsS {]tXyIX Fmbncpp? temInse Fm ssIIsfmfpw hyXyamb ssIIfmbncpp AXv. AXnImbnIinbp ssIIfmbncpn AXv. BWngpXpIfp ssIIfmbncpp Imhns B ssII.

  1. Imhns krn \Snb ssII:
    HmaXmbn, krn \Snb ssIIfmbncpp Imhns B ssII. B \os ssII ImWsSpXpw ImWsSmXpamb kIe {]]nsbpw krnp ImcW`qXamb Icfmbncpp. sbimhns ]pkvXIw 48mw Aymbw 13mw hmIyn ]dbpp: "Fsd ssI `qanp ASnm\anp; Fsd hess BImis hncnp; Rm hnfnptm Ah Hsbpw Dfhmbnhcpp.' krnbn ]p{Xs m\w shfnhmnsmv hn.tbmlm ]dbpp: kIehpw Ah apJmcw Dfhmbn; DfhmbXp Hpw Ahs\ IqSmsX DfhmbX. As\sbn, Cu {]]s apgph\pw sa\sSp iamb Xs Icsf ImWpXn\mWv Imhv \tmSp BhiysSpXv. Cu {]tabw Xs hyamnsmmWv ]usemkv AsmkvXe Xs sImtekysgpXnb teJ\n ]dbpXv: "kznepXpw `qanbnepXpw ZriyambXpw AZriyambXpw knwlmk\ BIs IrXz BIs hmgvNI BIs A[nImc BIs kIehpw Ah apJmcw krnsp; Ah apJmchpw Ah\mbnpw kIehpw krnsncnpp.' Npcpn Cu {]]w apgph krnsncnpXp ]p{Xs Icfn IqSnbpw ]p{X\pthnbpamWv.

    ]cnWmanqSntbm [Theory of Evolution] Hcp h s]mnsdnbnpSntbm [Bigbang Theory] Cu {]]w kzbambn DfhmbXmsWp hmZnph Imhns IcfpsS insb FXntmw. bpnNnI F \nebn kp{]kn\mbncp, BwtbtemIw BcpsS hmpIġp thn sNhn Iqnp {inncppthm, B s_{SmUv sd ]dbpp: 'World does not need any explanation, it is just there, that is all.' C{X henb Hcp _pncmks BtemN\bn DXn _meniamb NnmKXn! Umhn Xs ]cnWmaknmw {]knoIcntijw ]nmep hnhn[`mKp\npw \ninXamb hnai\sf t\cntSnhp. Xs NnmKXnIfn h hyXnbm\ ]nmep Umhns aI {]knoIcnpIbpmbn. Atlw Xs Ubdnbn Ipdnpshncp Hcp hmNIw hfsc {itbamWv. 'To my mind I cannot believe that these all been made by chance' Umhns Cu Ipdnv kqNnnpXv ssZhns B IcfmWv Cu {]]s apgph\pw krnsX kXyw Bpw \ntj[nphm km[nm HmWv.

    \mkvXnI\pw bpnhmZnbpamb Hcm Xs Hcp kvt\lnXs hoSv kinpIbpmbn. Xs kvt\lnXs honse taipdp shncp kucbqYns amXrI Atls hfscb[nIw BIrjnp. CXv FhnsS \npw e`np, BcmWXp \nnXp Fv Atlw Xs kvt\lnXt\mSp Bcmp. CXv X\nsb \nnXamsWpw kzbta BImip\npw CdnhXmsWpw B kvt\lnX {]XnhNnp. F{X \nnnpw B kvt\lnX Xs Dcn Ddp\np. AtmfmWv B \ncoizchmZnbmbncp imkv{X\p a\nembXv, B kucbqYamXrIp Hcp \nmXmhpw ZmbI\pw Dsp iTnp Xm IdbXpw IpdhnmXpw AXohkpchpamb bYm kucbqYn\pw Cu alm{]]n\pw krmhpw ]cn]meI\pw Cs Xs hmZw F{Xsbm _meniamsWv. C{X _rlmb imkv{Xob]ptcmKXn ssIhcnphm\p a\pjycminbpsS Ignhp Bcq \Inbncnppshp \mw Nnntnbncnpp. AXp ssZhZmbIas?

    CXns\n hfsc `wKnbmbn 139mw ko\n ZmhoZv ]mSnbncnpp: "`bchpw AXnibhpambn Fs krnncnbm Rm \n\p tkvXm{Xw sNpp; \nsd {]hrnI ApXIcamIpp; AXp Fsd Dffw \hw Adnbpp.' (ko\w 139:14) Cu k {]]tbpw krnpIbpw, \s Hmtcmcptcbpw \psS AbpsS DZcn sa\sSppIbpw, AXym[p\nI imkv{Xt\ġp th _pnbpw hn`hfpw a\pjy\p {]Zm\w sNpIbpw sNbvX Xs IcsfbmWv Hp ImWpXn\mbn Imhv ChnsS \tmSp Blzm\w sNpXv.

  2. Imhns hosSpp ssII:
    a\pjyhs apgph hosSppXn\p thn BWngpXpI ]Xn ssIIfmWv Imhns ssII. CXns\n sbim{]hmNI hfscmew appXs {]hNnncpp. ko\mc ZmhoZpw CXp apIncpp: "Ah Fsd ssIIsfbpw ImepIsfbpw Xpsfp.' (ko\w 22:16) IpcnipacWw inmamamXncp Hcp ImeLnemWv Cu cp {]hN\fpw \SnbsXp {intnbncnpp. CsXpsImmWv kw`hntsXp skJcym{]hmNI \app shfnsSpncpp: "Fm Aht\mSp: \nsd In ImWp Cu apdnhpI Fp Fp tNmZnpXn\p Ah: Fs tkv\lnphcpsS hon shp Rm ASn sImXmIpp Fp Dcw ]dbpw.' (skJcymhv 13:6) Imhns ImeLn\p \qmpIġp apv Pohnncp {]hmNI\mWv skJcymhv. Xs IpfpsS inbmbn, ]ntbm Fs Ipġp ]cnlmcambnmWv Ah ASnI GXv. Xs ASnnWcpIfm \s cn, \s kuJyamnb, \s DmcWw sNbvX B IcfmWv Imhns ssII.

    acp`q]nXmmcpsS IYIfn hfsc {itbamb Hcp IYbpv. BZnak`bnse Hcp k\ymknhcy Imhns\ Hcp t\mp ImWWsap Bmambn B{Klnp. Xs B{Kl\nhnmbn B Xt]mhcy Xo{h D]hmknepw {]m\tbmSpw AXoh Znhy GIm{KXtbmsS Imncpp. Hcp Znhkw tbip Xs apn {]Xysp hp \npXpt]mse Btln\p A\p`hsp. Xs kwib\nhmcWn\mbn Atlw B ssIIfn BWngpXpIfptm Fp ]cntim[nphm aptmp Ibdn. s]sp B cq]w A{]Xyambn. Imhns Ic BsWp Ddphcpphm\p cmk]cntim[\bmWv A\p]ahpw kam\clnXhpamb Xs ssIIfnse BWngpXpI.

  3. Imhns kuJyamp ssII:
    atmkns kphntijw 1-mw Aymbw 41mw hmIyn ]dbpp; "tbip a\enp ssI\on Ahs\ sXmp: F\np a\pp, ipamI'. sshZy\mb hn.eqtmkv B a\pjys\ sshZy`mjbn Nn{XoIcnpXv, "icocw apgph Ipw _m[n a\pjy' FmWv. Imhns kuJyamp ssIhncepI Ahs icocs Hp kv]intm Ah\p kuJyw hcphm ImcWambnop.

    atmkv Xs kphntijn ]dbpp; Ah hn\mtbmcp sNInSs\ ]pcpjmcn \np thdnp Iqnsmp t]mbn, Ahsd sNhnbn hnc Cp, Xpn Ahsd \mhns\ sXmp, Aht\mSp: Xpdp hcnI Fp Aapff F^Ym Fp ]dp. ChnsSbpw \mw ImWpXv, Imhns kuJyamp Ickv]i\w B a\pjys \mhns sIgnbphm ImcW`qXambn FmWv. ]gb\nban btlmhbmb ssZhw hfsc {]tXyIambn AhImisSp Hcp kwKXnbmWv: "Rm kuJyamp ssZhamIpp'. \psS AkzmkvXyn icocnsbpw a\nsbpw thZ\Isft]dn PohnXw XpScWsap ssZhw \spdnp B{Klnpn. kƯn\pw D]cnbmbn Bmhns hnSpXepw kuJyhpw IqSnbmWv Imhv \app hmKvZw sNbvXncnpXv.

    Imhns ]ckyip{ipjbpsS Hcp {][m\ LSIambncpp tcmKimn. aqp Imcyfmbncpp Imhv sNbvXXv; {]`mjWw, {]t_m[\w, tcmKimn. {]t_m[\w {]`mjWs ]npScpp. tcmKimn Ch cnt\bpw ]qampp. IqSmsX, ssZhcmPyw kphntijnpI, `qXsf ]pdmpI, tcmKnIsf kuJyampI Fo aqv ImcyfmWv Imhv Xs injymp \Inb \ntbmKw. \psS {]m\ ApXIcamb kmyXI DXmWv.

  4. \s \nXyhpw ]cn]menp Imhns Ic:
    \s AXnibIcambn \nXyhpw \SpIbpw ]cn]menpIbpw sNp IcfmWv Imhns Ic. tami Xs acWw ASpp Fp a\knemn bn{kmtb P\sfsbmw ]mfbntep hnfnphcpn Ahp Aysamgn \Ipp; "]pcmX\\mb ssZhw \nsd ktXw, Iosg imizX`pP Dp.' (Bh\w 33:27) Imhns Ic amdntmImXpw klmbn\p IpdpIntmImXpamWv. klmbn\mbn \os B Ic Hcnepw IpdpIntmIm IcfmWv. kzw AbpsS Ict]mse Imhns hniz\obhpw amdntmImXpamWv.

    tbip{InkvXp Csebpw Cpw Ftpw A\\y\mbn Pohnpp. B Icfn ]nSnp\nm\pw ]n]nSnp \Sm\pw Xhw iamWv. Ah \psS Bhiysf Adnbpp, B Ic \apmbn IcpXpp.

  5. \ymbhn[n \Sp Imhns Ic:
    Fmn\pw D]cnbmbn Ahkm\hn[n IqSn \Smp IcfmWv Imhns Ic. Zm\ntbens ]pkvXIn FgpXnbncnpp; "BIbm Ah B ssIn Abp Cu Fgpp FgpXnp. FgpXnbncnp Fgptm: sat\, sat\, sXt, Du^ko'. ssZhw \nsd cmPXzw Fn, AXn\p Aw hcpnbncnpp, Xpemkn \ns Xqn, Ipdhph\mbn Incnpp. _m_ntemWnb cmPmhmb t_idns \ybhn[nbmbncpp B Ic cmPsImmcns `nnIfn FgpXnbXv. ssZhw \nsd cmPXzw Fn, AXn\p Aw hcpnbncnpp, FXmbncpp B \ymbhn[n. ]usemkv olm tImcnnbv FgpXnbncnpp; "Ah\h icocn Ccnptm sNbvXXp \XmInepw XobXmInepw AXn\p Xhw {]m]ntXnp \mw Fmhcpw {InkvXphnsd \ymbmk\nsd apmsI shfnstSXmIpp.' ]nXmm Ftmgpw Hmphm \s DZvt_m[nnp \mep Imcyfn {]m[m\ytadnb HmWv \ymbhn[n. CXv kp\nOnXhpw HgnpIqSmXpamWv.

    \mkvXnI\mb Hcp IjI\pmbncpp. hnizmknIfmb Xs klIjI hnipZnhksf Bcm[\mbn amnshtm Ctlw Xs apgph kabhpw Irjnmbn hn\ntbmKnp. hnfshSptm Atlns hnfhmbncpp asmhcptSXnt\m saambncpXv. kp\mb Atlw hnipZnhkfn Irjnbn {inmsX BobImcyfn {in Xs klIjIsc ]pnp A`nam\tmsS ]{Xm[n]p Hcp IsgpXn. hnthInbmb B ]{Xm[n] kktmjw B Ip {]knoIcnp, HcSnpdnpw Cs\ FgpXn; "Insmbvnepw aIcsmbvnepw A ssZhw Xs IWp XopXv.' ssZhns \ymbk\n\p apmsI \msamhcpw \nt Hcp Znhkw hcpw.

B Znhkw ktmjIcamb Hcp A\p`hapmIphm \s krnv hosSpv kuJyw \In ]cn]men B Icfntep \ss kanmw.

[Speech delivered at Orthodox Convention-2005 at St.Thomas Church, Philadelphia]
Reported by Editor Dr. Rajan Mathew Philadelphia
Courtesy to Alex Pothen Philadelphia for the Photo of Achen

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