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JULY 2005 SERMON - MALAYALAM
VOL:4 ISSUE:07


'GIVE CEASERS TO CEASER AND GOD'S TO GOD'

ssIkpXp ssIkpw ssZhn\pXp ssZhn\pw sImSpo

By REV. DR. VALSAN THAMPU

"A\cw ]coim sNp Ahs\ hmn IpSptXnp BtemNnpsImp XfpsS injymsc sltcmZytcmSp IqsS Ahsd ASp Abp: Kptcm, \o kXyhm\pw ssZhnsd hgn t\cmbn ]Tnnph\pw a\pjycpsS apJw t\mmh BIbm Bscbpw ibnmh\pw BIpp Fp R Adnbpp. \n\p Fp tXmpp? ssIkp Icw sImSppXp hnlnXtam Atbm Fp ]dpXtcWw Fp ]dbnp. tbip AhcpsS ZpX Adnp. I]S`nmtc, Fs ]conpXp Fp? Icnp \mWbw ImWnn Fp ]dp; Ah Ahsd ASp Hcp shnmip sImphp. Ah AhtcmSp: Cu kzcq]hpw tasegppw BcptSXp Fp tNmZnXnp ssIkcptSXp Fp Ah ]dp. Fm ssIkpXp ssIkpw ssZhnpXp ssZhnpw sImSpn Fp Ah AhtcmSp ]dp. Ah tIp Bcysp Ahs\ hnp s]mbvfp.'
(hn. ambn 22:1522)

]v Hcp Imn Hcp ]nbpw Hcp ]iphpw Dmbncpp. ]nv Hcp ]cmXn. Bcpw Xs tht]mse {inpItbm IcpXpItbm hneaXnpItbm sNpn. Fmhpw Xs Ahbpw ]phpamWv. Fm ]iphns\ t\mptm Fmhpw AXnt\mSv Hcp {]tXyI aaXbpw _lpam\hpw ktmjhpw kvt\lhpw {]ISnnpp. Cu thXncnhv ]nsb henb Nnmpgn Bgvn. ]n arKcmPmhmb knwln\v Hcp ]cmXn sImSpp. ]n knwltmSv Xs ]cn`hw C{]Imcw DWnp: "C{Xbpw Cujybpw AhKW\bpw kmZnphm Rm Fp sXp sNbvXp? Bpw Rm Hcp tZmjhpw sNbvXnn. t\sc adnv ]iphns\ Fmhcpw IcpXpIbpw BZcnpIbpw sNpp. Av F\np \oXn \SncWw.' knwlcmPmhv ]nbpsS Bt]w hniIe\w sNbvXtijw C{]Imcw Bm]np: "]iphns\ BfpI kvt\lnpXn\pw _lpam\npXn\pw Hcp ImcWw Dv. ]ip Pohnncnptm Xs AXn\p e`n Fm \Ifpw A\p{Klfpw aphmbn ]p shbvpp. Fm \obmsWn Ntijw am{Xsa Bsnepw Fsnepw {]tbmP\sSppp. Fm Pohnncnptm \o Bpw Hcp D]Imchpw \Imdn. AXpsImp Pohnncnptm \ns Bcpw BZcnpn, Fm ]ip BZcnsSpp.'

CXv `mh\bnse Hcp IYbmsWnepw henb Hcp BobkXyw CXn ASnbncnpp. a\pjyhynXznsbpw kz`mhnsbpw {]tXyIX Aev]w hniZoIcnp Hcp IYbmWnXp. ssZhns kzcq]nepw kmZriynepw \mw krnsSpIbpw, ssZhns izmkw a\pjys aqntep DuXnbXn\m Ah Poh\p tZlnbmbnopshpw \mw ImWpp. a\pjykz`mns aw FmWv? a\pjy\n Poh XpSnpXv [a\nIfn cw HmSpXpsImpw izmtkmzkw sNpXpsImpamWv. izmtkmzmk{]{Inbbn hmbp DntesSpbpw ]ns AXp ]pdtp hnSpIbpw sNpp. cw lrZbntep KanpIbpw ]ns AXp ]pdtp _lnanpIbpw sNpp. hfsc efnXhpw {]Xyhpamb BobkXyhpw CXp XsbmWv.

Pohs aw ]mckv]cyamWv. sImpIbpw sImSppIbpw sNbvXp ]ckv]cw ]nSp ktmjnsbpw kvt\lnsbpw kz`mhhpw {]hnbpw Pohs Nw{IaWamWv. Pohs B[mcambn, \nccambn D]tbmKnpXn\p ssZhw Xs izmkw \app \InbncnbmWv. sImSppIbn, e`npIam{Xta sNmhq F at\m`mhw arXkz`mhamWv. kzbw acWs hnfnphcpnb Hcp aqVs IY Imhv ]dbpp: "]ns Ah ]dXp: Rm CXp sNpw; Fsd IfpcIsf s]mfnp A[nIw henbh ]WnXp Fsd hnfhpw hkvXphIbpw Fmw AXn Iqnshpw. Fnp FtmSp Xt; \n\p Gdnb BpIġp aXnbmb A\h[n hkvXphI kzcq]np shncnpp; Bizkn, XnpI, IpSn, B\n Fp ]dbpw. ssZhtam Aht\mSp: aqVm, Cu cm{Xnbn \nsd {]mWs\ \ntmSp tNmZnpw. ]ns \o Hcpn shXp BmIpw Fp ]dp.' (hn. eqtmkv 12:18-20) GI]obambn {]hnpsXmw acWns aamWv. GI]obambn NnnXpsImmWv ]nXmhns {]ob]p{X apSnb\mb ]p{X\mbn A[XnXv. kzbw am{Xw Nnn apSnb\mb]p{X sNspXv ]nqnemWv.

e`npIam{Xw sNpI FXp Cu temIns kz`mhamWv. Cu temIns kz`mhw ssIshSnv, ]nSpI F ssZhkz`mhw \n DsmptmgmWv \mw BobkzmX{yw {]m]npXv. Imhmb tbip{InkvXp Xs ]ckyip{iqjbpsS Bcw`Imev iotamt\bpw Ahs ktlmZc\mb A{tbmknt\bpw hnfnptm AhtcmSp ]dbpp; "\n Fs A\pKano, Rm \nsf a\pjysc ]nSnphcmpw.' Aphsc Ah ao]nSpmcmbncpp. ao]nSpw FXp GI]obamb Hcp {]hnbmWv. aytmSv A\phmZw tNmZnntm, AXns taw IWnseSptm A ao ]nSnpXv.

Imhmb tbip{InkvXp Ambncw ]pcpjmtcbpw AhcpsS IpSpw_tfbpw Xon Xr]vXcmnbtijw tijn IjW Hcp \pdppt]mepw \jvSammsX tiJcnpXn\p Xs injymtcmSp \ntinpp. Ah ]{p Ip \ndsb Aw tiJcnp. Fmbncpp Cu \ntins ]ndInep Imhns tNtXmhnImcw? Fn\mWv Cu Aw ]dnsbSpsXtm Bp AXp sImSppshtm kphntijn ]dbpn. hN\s XmXznIamb shfnn ]cntim[nptmgpw kphntijns Aeo\amb aw a\nemptmgpw \app CXns Ahpw Dtiyhpw hyamIpw. \n \nfpsS hniSm\p amw Xncbptm aphcpsS hnins\pdnpIqSn DbphcmbncnWw. ssZhns A\p{Klamb Cu Aw \n `np Xr]vXcmIptm Cu AjWfpambn \n hnincnp \nfpsS Abmcs ASptp ISpsNWw. \nfpsS hnipw \nfpsS Abmcs hnipw Xnep _w \n AdnbWw. Cu Hcp henb aamWv Imhv Ahsc ]TnnpXv.

Cu aw a\nemmsXbp AhcpsS {]hnIfn AkzkvX\mbn Imhv AhtcmSp ]dbpp: "\n Fs A\pKanpXv ssZhalXzw IXpsIm, Aw XnXpsImmWv.' BobXbn henb Blzm\fpw hnjaXIfpapv. \psS hbdns hnfnbpsS Apdp ISp Nnnphm\pw tcmKwsImpw hnipsImpw Zmcn{ZywsImpw hebp Cu temIns Bhiysf Dsmphm\pw {InkvXphns kphntijn Hcp henb Blzm\w Dv. {InkvXphns\ icnbmbn AdnbpXv hfsc NpaXebp Hcp AhbmWv.

bmtm_ns Ipfn\cnsI Ipapnb iacymcn k{XotbmSv Imhv ]dbpp: "Ap `mm \n\pmbncpp. Ctm Dht\m `mh.' B k{Xobpambn _sncp Bdp ]pcpjmcptSbpw at\m`mhw Hp am{Xambncpp. Hcp ]s Cu InWdn\cnsI shpXs Bbncnmw Ah Cu ]pcpjmsc IpapnbXv. XfpsS kzZmlw iannpI FXmbncpp Cu InWdn\cnsI h FmhcptSbpw Dtiw. GgmaXmbn Ah CXm hyXykvX\mb Hcp ]pcpjs\ AhnsS Ipappp. temIns Zmltbpw hnint\bpw Dsmphm\mbpw ssZhns kzob Zm\sf Cu temIn\p \Iphm\pambn ISph ssZhns ]p{X Ftpambp Zmlia\n\p PohPew hmKvZm\w sNpXv kphntijw Adnbnp henb Hcp kXyamWv.

Bobamb hnSpX Fsp At\Iw kw`hfn IqSn Imhv \s ]Tnnpq. e`nWw e`nWw F AXymnbpsS ASnaXzn \nv \IpI F hnimeXbntep hnPbbm{XbmWv BobX. {]Xn_mZy thZ`mKn ]coimcpw Imhmb tbip{InkvXphpw Xnep Hcp A`napJamWv ]cmainsSpXv. tbiphns\ hmn IpSptXnp Ah Aht\mSv Hcp tNmZyw tNmZnpp: "ssIkp Icw sImSppXp hnlnXtam?' asmcp Xcn ]dm; "Bsnepw Fsnepw sImSppXp hnlnXtam?'

Cu A`napJs \mw Hp hniIe\w sNptm ImWpXv cp hyXykvX kao]\ Xnep apJmapJamWv. Bpw Hpw sImSpphm Xmdm Hcp P\kaqlhpw Fmw Fmhpw kuP\yambn sImSpphm Xmdp a\pjy]p{X\pw Xnep Hcp A`napJw. Fmw sImSpphm hh Hpanmh\mbnmWv ISphXv. Ipdp\cnIġp IpgnIfpw BIminse ]dhIġp IqSpIfpw Dp; a\pjy]p{Xt\m Xe Nmbnm CSw Cmbncpp. XstmseXs Hpw CmhscbmWv Xm WnXpw BIrjnXpw. "Azm\nphcpw `mcw Npaphcpw Bbptmtc, Fmhcpw Fsd ASp hcphn; Rm \nsf Bizknnpw.', Fmbncpp Xs Blzm\w.

Bpw Hpw sImSpphm Xmdn F XfpsS \X adbvphm IpSpptNmZyhpambn h ]coimtcmSp Imhv ]dbpp; "ssIkpXp ssIkpw ssZhnpXp ssZhnpw sImSpn.' temIn\pw ssZhn\pw AlambpXp sImSpm ioeno Fmbncpp Imhns Blzm\w. ssZhn\p sImSpm \mw ]cnioenptm \psS kz`mhn Hcp kaqe]cnh\w hcpp. AXv ssIkpXp ssIkp sImSppXn\p \s DpIcmpp. Pohs aw sImSpemWv. sImSpphm\p B{KlamWv hfbpsS clkyw.

ssZhn\v Fp sImSpWw? ssIkp Fp sImSpWw? ]pgphmb \mw henbh\mb ssZhn\v Fp sImSppsap ]ecpw Nnntmw. Fm \mw ]pgphmbXv \psS ZpKpWw sImmWv. ssZhns t]cn ]ecpw ]nSnphmpXv ssZhn\p e`npn. sNcnbmSntbpw tImemSnsbpw D]abn Imhv ]dbpp; "Fsd Cu Ghpw sNdnb ktlmZcmcn Hcpp \n sNbvtXStmfw Fmw F\np sNbvXp Fp Rm kXyambnp \ntfmSp ]dbpp.' Cu hnihcpw Zmlnhcpw AXnYnbpw \\pw XShpImcpw \psS Abm am{XamWv. Abmc \app A\y\. At\Iw hobIem]fnepw AbmcmWv Abmsc sImXv. \appXp IcpXens at\m`mhtmSpIqSn Abmc\pambn ]nSptmgmWv AXv ssZhns ] FpXv.

ASpXmbn \tmSp Blzm\w ssZhn\p sNhnsImSpo FXmWv. "CXm Rm hmXn \np appp; Bscnepw Fsd i_vZw tIp hmXn Xpdm Rm Ahsd ASp sNp Aht\mSpw Ah FtmSpw IqsS Amgw Ignpw.' A\pkcnm a\nmXpsImmWv a\pjy tIġm IqmXv. A\pkcWw bmKtm hepXpw DahpamWv.

ssIkp sImSptXpw sImSpt aXnbmhq. ssZhns \oXn \Smphm A`ntjIw sNs `rXy\mWv cmPmhv. ssZhns \oXnbpw \ymbhpw ]menphm ISsh\mWv N{Ihn. ssZhns \oXnbpw \ymbhpw ]menphm hnfnshcmWv \mw Hmtcmcpcpw. A\ys `mcysb A]lcnp AhfpsS `mhns\ sImesNbvXp cmP\oXnbpw \ymbhpw adnpIf cmPmhnt\mSp {]hmNI ss[cytmsS ]dbpp; "\o BWv B a\pjy!'

Xs icocw apdnp sImSph sImSp Fp ]dbphm A[nImcaph\mWv. am\pjnI insImtm `pP_ewsImtm Cu Bob Ahbn ]XdmsX \nhp \nphm Bpw kmya. {InkvXphn B{ibw sh,v Ah \nepw \mw Ah\nepw hknv, \psS kz`mhnepw kao]\nepw Hcp kaqe]cnh\w hcpn Hcp ]pXnb krnbmbnocphm km[nsn am{Xsa BobPohnXn hnPbIcambn apt-dp-hm \app kmyamIbpp.

SEARCH: St. Peter, St. Paul, Apostles, Feast, Fr. T.J. Joshua, Orthodox Faith, Lent, Christian, Orthodox, Marthoma, Catholic, Gregorios, God, Kerala, Malayalam, Catholicos, Bible, Testamanet, Article, Parumala, Maramon, Basalios, Osthathios, Barnabas, Sunday, Memorial, Qurbana, Mass, Sacrament, Martyrs, Lord, Jesus, Christ, Roman, Jacobite, Antioch, Perunal, Feast, Blessing, Sabbath, Abraham, Jerusalem, Bethelhem, Nazareth, Jordan, Baptist, Family, Gospel, Epistle, Priest, Bishop, Syriac, Church, Cross, Sleeba, Liturgy, Deacon, Convention, Holy, Gregorios, Travalogue

[Speech delivered at Maramon Convention - 2004
Original in Malayalam Voice. Transcribed and edited by Editor Dr. Rajan Mathew]


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