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FEBRUARY 2005 SERMON - MALAYALAM
VOL:4 ISSUE:02

ENDURANCE IN CHRIST
Imhn ss[cysSpho

By REV. FR. T. J. JOSHUA
(Professor, Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam)
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Asymybnepw Csm\ybnepw ep{kvXbnepw F\np kw`hn D]{Zhhpw Im\p`hhpw \o Idnncnpphsm; Rm Fsmw D]{Zhw klnp: AXnsemn\npw Imhp Fs hnSphnp. Fm {InkvXptbiphn `IvXntbmsS Pohnm a\php Fmw D]{Zhw DmIpw.
(2 Xotamn 3:1112)

{InkvXobPohnXn `ntbmSpw, BobXbpsS ]cn]qXtbmSpw Pohnphm B{Klnphp Fmw PohnXn IXbpw D]{Zhhpw DmIpw F kXyw hnip\mb ]utemkvolm Xs hmeyinjy\mb XotamsYtbmkns\ HmsSpp hN\fmWv Cu thZ`mKn \mw ImWpXv. temINcn{Xns Bcw`w apX GZtXmw apX Xs, honm \apv ImWm km[npXv, AImcns in shfntbpw shfnns atfbpw IogSn AImcns tXhmgvN kmyamhw {]hnp Hcp {]hWXbmWv. Cu {]hWX Fm Imepw Dmbncpp.

temIn Fmehpw Hcm am{Xsa Ghpw ]pWyhm\mbn, bmsXmcp ]m]hpw sNmh\mbn Pohnncnnpp. B ]pWyhm\mbncnp, temIns shfnambncnp tbip{InkvXphns\ t]mepw IogSphm Xhw AImcinI BSnXmbn \mw ImWpp. AXmWsm B shnbmgvN Znhkw kw`hnXv. B ZpJshnbmgvNZnhkw {]Imins IncW Ftpambn sISn Fv ZpjvSinI \ncq]np. B henb {]Imiw AWpt]mbn Fv Ah hnNmcnp. tdma \mSphmgnbmb ]oemtmkns `ocpXzw Hcp hiv, ]pcpjmcns \nkwKXzw, lmhv, I^mhv apXemb aXta[mhnXzns kzmXmev]cy XpSnb kwKXnI asmcp hiv, tdmammcpsS \njvTqcX, Chsbmw IqSn ka\zbntm FmWv kw`hnXv? AImcns inI XnbpsS tLmc{]hmln ssZh]p{Xs {]Imi[mcI AWbvphm\p Hcp ]mgv{iaw \SpIbmbncpp. {Ipint InSpsImv 'Fsd ssZhta, Fsd ssZhta, \o Fs ssIhnXp Fp' Fp Dcnphm t]m Hcp Zb\obamb Ahbntep temIns B henb {]Imis henngphm AImcinI InWp ]cn{ianp F kXyamWp \mw ChnsS ImWpXv.

Cu shnbmgvNbpsS A\p`hw \psS HmtcmcpcptSbqw PohnXn Dmbnpv, DmIppapv. IjvSXbptSbpw {]bmkfptSbpw thZ\bptSbpw \opgnbn ]etmgpw \mw Hsbpw s]pt]mbnpmImw. PohnXns {]hmln ]ecpw amcItcmKġp ASnspt]mIpp. ]epw hnhn[ ImcWfm AhcpsS PohnXns Nncn \jvSspt]mIpp. Ahcn ]ecpw Hcp]s tNmZnppmhmw, ssZhw \hs\n F\np CsXs\ kw`hnp! FmWv CXn\p \app Dcw ]dhm\pXv? tbip{InkvXp \tmSp hyambn ]dncnpXp, 'temIn \nġp IjvSXI Dv' FmWv.

PohnXbm{Xbn \mw A`napJoIcntnhcp ZptcymK \psS ]m]nstbm sNbvXpt]mb GsXnepw AIrXynttbm ]cnWnX^eamsWp Atijw Rm hnizknpn. ImcWw, XnI \nd Cu temIn, ssZhns Ir]bn\npw A\ywhnpt]mb Cu temIn ss]imNnIamb inIġp XnbpsS B[n]Xyw hym]cnpXpsImv a\pjys Cu ZpLSmh kw`hnpp, AXp kw`hnpsImtbncnpw. ]cn]qambn XnbpsS B[n]Xyw \nam\w sNsSm Cu Ahbn AXns\ AXnPohnphm \app km[npp FXmWv \mw ssZhIr]bn Bbncnpp F B henb A\p`hw.

\oXnam\mb Ctm_ns A\p`hsfpdnp \msamsbpw hmbndnnphcmWsm. Atlsn kmyw ]dncnpXp; Atlw \njvIf\pw t\cph\pw ssZh`\pw tZmjw hnIeph\pw Bbncpp. Ah kIe ]qZnKzmknIfnepw alm\mbncpp. Hn\p ]ndsI Hsmmbn Atln\p kw`hn Zpc F{Xtbm ItTmcambncpp. AXpt]mseXs At\IcpsS A\p`h \app ImWphm km[npw.

Imhns AbmIphm `mKyw e`n hmgvs adnbmant\mSp ]cnip inatbm ]nXmhv ]dXv '\ns lrZbnIqSn Hcp hm ISpw' FmWv. kXyambpw B lrZbnIqSn Hcp hm ISpt]mbn. Fsmw IjvSXIfmWp B amXmhn\p PohnXn A\p`hntnhXv. Xs {]nbaI Ipcnin InSp ]nSp acnpXp Ipcnins Nphn \npsImv ImtWnh Zp`mKyamWp B Abvv DmbXv.

CltemInse {InkvXobPohnXn IjvSXI Dv F ]cakXyw \mw AwKoIcnt aXnbmhp. a\pjy\mbn PsaSp ssZh]p{X\p IjvSXbpsS ssIp\o Ghpw A[nIambn IpSnphm ImcWamsbn \msamsbpw AXn\npw hyXykvXc. CXv F\npw \nġpw e`nncnp Hcp `mKyambn IcptXnbncnpp.

temIn \app t\cntSnhcp ZpcnXm\p`hsf Fs\ A`napJoIcnmw FXmWp cmaXmbn \mw NnntXp. tbip{InkvXp \tmSp ]dncnpp: "Imhn \n ss[cysSpho'. tbip{InkvXphnep hnizmkhpw {InkvXphnt\mSp _hpw Hp am{Xsa temIns IjvSXIsf t\cnSphm\pw AXnPohnphm\pw \s {]m]vXcmppp. temIns [\tam ap hn`htfm kzm[o\tam CXntep D]bpamIpn.

hnip\mb ]utemkv AtmtkvXme tdmamteJ\n \s DXvt_m[nnpp: "hnizmkm \oXoIcnsnp \psS Imhmb tbip{IkvXp aqew \app ssZhtmSp kam[m\w Dp.' (tdma. 5:1) {InkvXphnep Cu ka[m\w Fs\ \app {]m]yamIpp. IX \n klnjvWX Dfhmpp. klnjvWX \psS kz`mhs cq]oIcnpp. A\c^eambn {]Xymibpw {]XymibneqsS {InkvXphnep ka[m\hpw \app ssIhcpp. IXbn \npw {]Xymibntep \s \bnpXp {InkvXphpambn \pp _hpw IqmbvabmWv. Fm Cu {]Xymitm Hcp\mfpw `wKw hcpn.

{InkvXp temIs PbnXpsImmWv ss[cyambncnm \s DXvt_mZnnpXv. "Rm temIs Pbnncnpp' Fp {InkvXp ]dbptm Xm DtinpXv acWtbpw, ]mXmftbpw, ssZhn\p FXncmbn {]hnp ss]imNnIinItfbpw, Fm A[ainItfbpw, Fmhn[ XnItfbpw Pbnncnpp FmWv.

Fs\bmWv {InkvXp temIs PbnncnpXv? tbip{InkvXp km[n]XnbmWv. kIentepw Pbw hcnh\mWv. shfn]mSp ]pkvXIw \tmSp kmnpp: "Rm acnh\mbncpp; Fm CXm, Fstpw Pohnncnpp; acWnsdbpw ]mXmfnsdbpw Xmtm Fsd ssIhiapp.' (shfn]mSp 1:18) Pbmfnbmb {InkvXphns\ C{X at\mlcambn Nn{XoIcnp thsd Hcp ]pkvXIhpw ]pXnb\nbanen. {InkvXp kIentbpw km[n]Xn Fp ]e {]mhiyw Cu ]pkvXIn FSpp ]dncnpp. "...lseqm! kiIvXnbp \psS ssZhamb Imhp cmPXzw Gncnpp.' (shfn]mSp 19:6)

km[n]Xnbpw Pbmfnbpw Bb tbip{InkvXp "ss[cyambncnn' Fp \s DXvt_m[nnp kmlNcyn aqp Imcy hfsc {itbambncnpp:

  1. "]p{X Fnepw Xm A\p`hn Ifm A\pkcWw ]Tnp XnIh\mbn Xs A\pkcnp Ghpw \nXycbpsS ImcW`qX\mbnop.' (F{_mb 5:89) {InkvXp \app Pbhpw ss[cyhpw Bizmkhpw \IpXp Xm Xs IjvSXbpsS ]m\]m{Xw apgph\mbpw A\p`hnnv, IjvSXbm IjvSXsb ambnpsImmWv.

  2. {InkvXp ]m]tbpw acWtbpw Pbnh\mWv. ]m]ns insb Xs IjvSm\p`hfm Gphmnsmv ]m]ntbpw acWntbpwta X\np hnPbw hcnphm Ignp. Dbsgpth\mb Imhv Ahkm\s i{Xphmb acWtbpw IogSnbh\mWv. tbip{InkvXp \s Bizknnm Ignhph\mWv. "Xm Xt ]conX\mbn Ia\p`hnncnbm ]consSphp klmbnm Ignhph BIpp.' (F{_mb 2:18) \s klmbnm\p Xs {]m]vXn asmcnSpIqSn FSpp]dbpp: "AXpsImp Xm apJmcambn ssZhtmSp ASpphp thn ]hmZw sNbvhm kZm Pohnph\mIbm Ahsc ]qambn cnm, Ah {]m]vX\mIpp.' (F{_mb 7:25) \psS {]bmkfnepw \psS IjvSmSpIfnepw \s klmbnphm\pw \s cnphm\pw Ignhph\mb tbip{InkvXphmWv \app ss[cyw \IpXv.

  3. CXp IqSmsX \s Bizknnphm\pw \s ss[cysSpphm\pw Hcp Bizmk{]Zs\ AbpXcnIbpw sNbvXp. Ftpw \tmSpIqsS CcntXnpw \tmSpIqsS hkntXnpw \s cq]mcsSptXnpw khpw A`napJoIcnpXn\p \s {]m]vXcmtXnpw ]cnipdqlmsb ]nXmhn \npw AbpXcnIbpw sNbvXp. "Fm Rm ]nXmhnt\mSp tNmZnpw; Ah kXynsd Bmhp Fasmcp Imcys\ Ftpw \ntfmSp IqsS CcntXnp \nġp Xcpw.' "Ah \nsf kIe kXynepw hgn \Spw.' Cu ]cnipminbmWv AtmtkvXmenI k`bpsS DdhnSambn \mw ImWpXv.

hnizmknIfpsS ssZ\wZn\ PohnXn ]cnipmmhns {]tNmZ\w \jvSambnpsn AXp Xncndntbnbncnpp Fsm \app e`nncnp Ghpw henb Zm\w ]cnipmmhmWv. ]cnipm {]tNmZ\ns {]Xyamb {]IS\w Fmw s]mdpp Fmw anp ssZhtkv\amWv. Cv k`bnepw IpSpw_nepw hynIfnepw Bhiyambncnp ]cnipm {]tNmZ\w ssZhtkv\amWv. Cu temIn \app A`napJoIcntn hcp Fm IjvSXIġpw hym[nIġpw D {]Xnhn[nbpw Cu ]cnipm {]tNmZ\w XsbmWv. Fs i\mph \nanw Rm kIenepw aXnbmbh\mIpp F Bhnizmkw \app ss[cyw ]Ics.

[Extract from Sermon at Mid Travancore Orthodox Convention-2004, Makkamkunnu, Pathanamthitta
Reported By - E.S. John Australia]
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