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JULY 2005 SERMON - MALAYALAM
VOL:4 ISSUE:07


'GIVE CEASER'S 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.

[Speech delivered at Maramon Convention - 2004]


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