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MARCH 2005 SERMON - MALAYALAM
VOL:4 ISSUE:03

BEHOLD, SOMEONE GREATER THAN JONAH AND SOLOMON!
CXm, tbm\mbnepw itemtam\nepw henbh!
By REV. FR. JOSEPH KARUKAYIL

Atm im{kvXnamcnepw ]coimcnepw Nne Aht\mSp: Kptcm, \o Hcp ASbmfw sNbvXpImm R Cnpp Fp ]dp. Ah AhtcmSp Dcw ]dXp: tZmjhpw hy`nNmchpap Xeapd ASbmfw Xncbpp; tbm\m {]hmNIsd ASbmfamsX AXnp ASbmfw e`nbn. tbm\m ISem\bpsS hbn aqp cmhpw aqp ]Iepw CcpXpt]mse a\pjy]p{X aqp cmhpw aqp ]Iepw `qanbpsS Dn Ccnpw. \os\thm \ymbhn[nbn Cu XeapdtbmSp Hnp Fgptp AXns\ Ipw hn[npw; Ah tbm\bpsS {]kwKw tIp am\kmcsphtm; CXm, ChnsS tbm\bnepw henbh. sXscmn \ymbhn[nbn Cu XeapdtbmSp Hnp Dbnsgptp AXns\ Ipw hn[npw; Ah itemtamsd m\w tIĸm `qanbpsS AdpXnIfn \np hphtm; ChnsS CXm, itemtam\nepw henbh.
(ambn 12:38--42)


temIn BobXsbp ]dm {]iv\clnXamb, hnjafnm Hcp PohnXsamWv ]ecptSbpw hnh. tbip{InkvXp CXn\p hn]coXambnmWv \s Dt_m[nnpXv. a\pjys IjvSXIfpw thZ\Ifpw A\pZn\w A[nIcnphcnIbmWv. HcpImev ]nWnbpw Zmcn{Zhpw Bbncpp IjvSXbpsS apJap{Zsbn CX. karnbpsS \Sphn BWv Cv a\pjy IjvSX A\p`hnpXv. [\nI\pw Zcn{Z\pw Cv thZ\bmWv. ]nX\pw ]mac\pw Cv thZ\bmWv. Xncpta\npw sslta\npw Cv thZ\bmWv. Fmhpw Cv thZ\bmWv. thZ\Iġp ]e adp]SnIfpw DmImw. thZ\I IqSptmdpw ApX ImWm\p a\pjys hy{KX Gdnhcpp.

{]kvXpX thZ`mKn \mw ImWpXv ASbmffpw ApXfpw Xncbp Xeapdsb sXscmn Dbnsgptp \ymbw hnn[pw FmWv. Cu sXscmn BcmWv? ASbmfw A\zjnp Xeapdsb \ymbw hn[nm Xhw AhfpsS {]tXyIXI FsmamWv? XncphN\w {inm H]Xv {][m\amb {]tXyIXI sXscmnbn ImWm km[npw. 2 Zn\hrmw 9mw Aymbw 1-12 hmIyfn \npw Cu {]tXyIXI \app a\knemm km[npw.

si_mcmn itemtamsd Ion tInp ISsamgnIfm itemtams\ ]contXnp AXnalmb ]cnhmctmSpw kpKhhpw A\h[n s]mpw cXv\hpw Npa HItfmSpIqsS sbcpitean hp; Ah itemtamsd ASp htijw Xsd at\mcYw Hsbpw Aht\mSp {]kvXmhnp. AhfpsS kIe tNmZyġpw itemtam kam[m\w ]dp; kam[m\w ]dhm IgnbmsX Hpw itemtamp ads]mcpfmbncpn. si_mcmn itemtamsd m\hpw Ah ]WnX Aca\bpw Ahsd taibnse `Whpw Ahsd `rXymcpsS Ccnpw Ahsd ip{iqjImcpsS \nebpw AhcpsS DSppw Ahsd ]m\]m{XhmlImscbpw AhcpsS DSpns\bpw btlmhbpsS Bebntepff Ahsd Fgpsffpw Inp Acpt]mbn. Ah cmPmhnt\mSp ]dXp Fsm: \nsd Imcysfbpw m\sbpw Ipdnp Rm Fsd tZip shp tI ham\w kXyw Xt; Rm hp kz IpsImp ImWpwhsc B ham\w hnizknn; Fm \nsd m\amlmynsd ]mXnt]mepw Rm Adnncpn, Rm tI tIhnsbm \o t{ijvT\mIpp. \nsd `mcyam `mKyhXnI; \nsd apn Fmbvt]mgpw \np \nsd m\w tIġp Cu \nsd `rXymcpw `mKyhmm. \nsd ssZhamb btlmshpthn cmPmhmbnp Xsd knwlmk\n \ns Ccpphm \nn {]kmZnncnp \nsd ssZhamb btlmh hmgvsh; \nsd ssZhw bn{kmtbens\ Ftpw \ne\nevpamdmtXnp Ahsc tkv\lnXpsImp \oXnbpw \ymbhpw \Sphm \ns Ahp cmPmhmnbncnpp. Ah cmPmhnp \qncp]Xp Xmev s]mpw A\h[n kpKhhpw cXv\hpw sImSpp; si_mcmn itemtam cmPmhnp sImSpXpt]msebpff kpKhw ]ns Dmbnn. Hm^ocn\np s]mp sImph lqcmansd Zmkmcpw itemtamsd Zmkmcpw N\hpw cXv\hpw sImphp. cmPmhp N\acwsImp btlmhbpsS Bebnpw cmP[m\npw AgnIfpw kwKoXmp Incfpw hoWIfpw Dmn; Cu hI ]p sblqZmtZip Atijw Inn. si_mcmn cmPmhnp sImphXn ]cambn Ah B{KlnXpw tNmZnXpsamsbpw itemtam cmPmhp Ahġp sImSpp; As\ Ah Xsd `rXymcpambn kztZitp aSntmbn.
(2 Zn\hrmw 9:1-12)


CtX kw`hw Xs 1 cmPmm 10mw Aymbw 1-13 hmIyfnepw hnhcnpp.

ZmhoZvcmPmhns aI\mbncpp itemtam. temIn BZyambn Hcp tZhmebw ]WnX cmPmhmbncpp itemtam. PvRm\nIfn PvRm\nbmbncpp itemtam. Ghpw henb `cWm[n] Bbncpp itemtam. Cu \mep {]tXyIXI ktfn alm\mbncpp itemtam. CXm itemtam\nepw henbh \tmSpIqsS ChnsS! itemtam ZmhoZns ]p{X\msWn tbip ZmhoZvtKm{Xnse _meknwlamWv. itemtam BZytZhmebw ]WnX BfmsWn kIe tZhmebfptSbpw ImhmWv tbip. itemtam `cW\n]pW\mb cmPmhmbncpsn Xs cmPXzn\v Ahkm\anm cmPynse cmPm[ncmP\mWv tbip. itemtam PvRm\nIfn PvRm\nbmbncppshn kIe PvRm\ntbpw DdhnSamWv tbip. Cu alm\mb itemtam cmPmhns ASptmWv thsdmcp cmn ISphcpXv. Cu cmnbpsS {]tXyIXI {inpI:

  1. PvRm\w A\zjn si_mcmn.
    btlmh`IvXnbmWv m\nsd Bcw`w. ko\]pkvXIw 14mw Aymbw Hmw hmIyfn ]dbpp; "ssZhs At\zjnp _pnam\ptm Fp Imm btlmh kzn\np a\pjy]p{Xmsc t\mpp.' ssZhs At\zjnph\mWv m\n. Fm im{kvXnamcpw ]coimcpw tbiphns ASp At\zjnXp m\a: ASbmffpw ApXfpamWv. Cv {InkvXym\nIfn ]ecpw At\zjnpXp btlmh`IvXnsb m\a: XfpsS {]iv\sf ZqcoIcnm Ignhp ASbmffpw ApXfpamWv. XfpsS Zpjv{]hWXIsf hnpXncnp ssZhkn[nbntep ASpphcmt\m, PvRm\w {Klnmt\m, ssZhs ssZhambn AwKoIcnmt\m, a\pXncnbmt\m, cq]mcsSmt\m XmdmImsX ASbmffpw ApXfpw am{Xw A\zjnphsc \ymbw hn[nm am{Xw tbmKybmWv m\w A\zjnndnb si_mcmn. temIn \app {]bmkfpv, IjvSXIfpv. Fm CXns ]cnlmcn\mbn ApX Xncbphm\, m\ns DdhnSamb Xntep ASpphcpXn\mWv tbip Blzm\w sNpXv. m\w Fsp k`m{]kwKn hniZampp. "Rm kqcyp Iosg Cs\bpw m\w Ip; AXp F\np hepXmbn tXmn; sNdntbmcp ]Ww Dmbncpp; AXn a\pjy Npcpambncpp; hentbmcp cmPmhp AXnsd t\sc hp, AXns\ \ntcm[np, AXnsXnsc henb sImf ]WnXp. Fm AhnsS km[phmtbmcp m\n ]mncpp; Ah Xsd m\m ]Ws cnp; Fnepw B km[p a\pjys\ Bcpw Hmn.' (k`m{]kwKn 9:1315) Xs Bcpw IcpXnbnsnepw B km[p a\pjy kzb_pnsImv Xs sNdnb ]Ws i\mb i{XpcmPmhn \npw cnp. PvRm\nbmbncp itemtam Xncndn hepXmb m\ambncpp AXv.

  2. AdnhpI A\p`hfmm ISph si_mcmn.
    si_mcmn itemtams\n hfsc A[nIw tIncpp. Xm tIncp AdnhpIsf t\cn Ip a\nempXn\pthnbmWv Ah ISphXv. ]epw hn]peamb AdnhpI Dv. Fm AdnhpI sImpam{Xw Bc {]m]ya. \psS ]nXmmv Adnh A\p`hamWv DmbncpXv. Ctm_v Xs A\p`hw ]dbpp; "Rm \nspdnp Hcp tIhn am{Xta tIncppffp; Ctmtgm, Fsd kzIm \ns ImWpp.' (Ctm_v 42:5) CXmWv BymnIPohnXns A\p`hw.

  3. Xsd at\mcYsamsbpw cmPkn[nbn Xpdp {]kvXmhn si_mcmn.
    At\I a\pI \odnpIbp An]XfmWv. \psS hyk\ BcpsS apn Xpdp ]dbpw? CXp \n ]ecptSbpw henb Hcp {]iv\amWnXv. BgvNhnsd Hmw \m AXnImep Isd Fnb {kvXoIfpsS a\nse Hcp henb hy[bmbncpp; "\appthn B Ip Dcpnfbpw'. ASbmffpw ApXfpw XncpsIm \psS {]iv\ġp ]cnlmcw ImtWXv. cmPm[ncmP\mb tbiphns apn \psS at\mcYsamsbpw XpdpImptmgmWv \psS {]iv\ġp imizX]cnlmcw e`yamIpXv. a\pjy tXSp aqp ImcyfmWv kpJw, ktmjw, B\w. `uXoIhkvXpfpambn _sSptm e`np A`nImayamb Hcp A\p`qXnbmWv kpJw. hynIfpambn _sSptm e`np A\p`qXnbmWv ktmjw. Fm ssZhkman]ym e`np henb Hcp A\p`hamWv B\w. ssZhoIB\w ss\anj A\p`qXnb, AsXmcp henb A\p`hamWv. kXyA\pXm]n e`yamIp A\p`hamWv ssZhoIB\w.

  4. Xsd kIe tNmZyġpw cmPkn[nbn Dcw Isnb si_mcmn.
    si_mcmnp Dcw Inm [mcmfw tNmZyfpmbncpp. [mcmfw {]iv\ Ahġpmbncpp. AhfpsS kIe tNmZyġpw itemtam kam[m\w ]dp; kam[m\w ]dhm IgnbmsX Hpw itemtamp ads]mcpfmbncpn. \psS HmtcmcpcptSbpw PohnXnepw Dcw Inm tNmZy [mcmfapv. kam[m\w Inm {]iv\ ]eXpv. a\pjyv \psS Fm tNmZyġpw Dcw Xcm\p Ignhn. Fm kIe tNmZyġpw Dcw Xcm\pw Fm {]iv\ġpw kam[m\w \Im\pw Ignhp Hcmfpv. tbip. Ah\mWv itemtam\nepw henbh.

  5. cmPmhns\bpw cmPmhn\pXnt\bpw icnbmb coXnbn Iv AwKoIcn si_mcmn.
    si_mcmn itemtamsd m\hpw, Aca\bpw, Aca\bnse s]cpamcoXnIfpw Inp Acpt]mbn. ssZhoIImcyfpw ssZhw Xnp A\p{Klfpw ip{iqjIfptSbpw Bcm[\bptSbpw afpw icnbmb coXnbn ImWm km[nmsX t]mIpXmWv PohnXns ]cmPbw. cmPkn[nbn \np Fhcpw `mKyhmmcpw `mKyhXnIfpw BsWp Ah AwKoIcnpp. itemtamt\m henbh\mb ssZhns kn[nbn \np Fhcpw F{Xsbm A[nIw `mKyhmmcpw `mKyhXnIfpw BIpp.

  6. cmPmhn\p tacamb s]mpw kpKhhpw cXv\hpw ImgvNsh si_mcmn.
    cmPmhv k\mbncpp. bmsXmpw ImgvNbmbn Ah\v Bhiyapmbncpn. Bcm[\ Hcp AWamWv. \ Anp sNdnb ImgvNI Ah\p kzoImcyamWv. hn[h Hcp Nnnmiv sImSpp. APvRmX IgpXsb sImSpp. atmkv amfnI sImSpp. AcnaXymc tPmk^v Xs Id sImSpp. Fmw Ah kzoIcnp. AWanmsX ApX am{Xw A\zjnphsc hn[nmam{Xw t]mhfmWv cmPmhn\p ImgvNIfn si_mcmn.

  7. cmPmhn \npw karnbmbn A\p{Klw Xncnphmnb si_mcmn.
    Ah cmPmhnp sImphXn ]cambn Ah B{KlnXpw tNmZnXpsamsbpw itemtam cmPmhp Ahġp sImSpp. ssZhw Xpcm \mw Anp Htcm sNdnb ImgvNIġpw Ccnbmbn {]Xn^ew \Im aXnbmbh\mWv. kmbn Xs hkvXphIbn ]mXn Zcn{Zp sImSpp; hXpw NXnhmbn hmopsn AXns \mep aSp aSnsImSpp. tbip Ah\pw Ahs apgph IpSpw_n\pw c {]Xn^eambn sImSpp. \mw tNmZnpXnepw \ns\pXnepw AXyw D]cnbmbn Xcphm aXnbmbh\mWv \psS ssZhw. ssZhw Xpcm \n ApXsf {]hnm Ignhph\mWv.

  8. Xr]vXnbmbn kztZitp aSntmb si_mcmn.
    Cu temInse PohnXw Ignp kztZitp \apsmcp bm{Xbpv. Hcp hnizknbpsS kztZiw Cu `qanb. kztZitp \psS bm{X kwXr]vXntbmsS BbncnWw. temIn \app IjvSXIfpv, {]bmkfpv. Fm \psS aSbm{X kwXr]vXntbmsS BbncnWw. ]utemkv ol ]dbpp; "BIbm \mapw kmnIfpsS C{X hentbmcp kaqlw \app Nppw \nevpXpsImp kIe `mchpw apdpsI ]p ]m]hpw hnp \app apn shncnp Hmw ncXtbmsS HmSpI.' (F{_mb 12:1)

  9. cmPmhns\mw \nXyw hknpXn\mbn XncnsI h si_mcmn.
    XncphN\n ]dbpnsnepw hnhn[ ]mccy hnizknpXv Ah XncnsI hv cmPmhnt\mSpIqsS hknpshmWv. FtXym]ybnse cmPIpSpw_ si_mcmnbpsS ]ccIfmbn AhImisSpp. {InkvXobPohnXw ChnsS Ahkm\npn. a\pjy]p{Xmtc! ]qgnbn\npw Xncnphcphn F Imlfi_vZw tIġpw. cmPmhnt\mSpIpsS \mw \nXyambn hknpw. ssZhtmSpIqsSbp \nXyamb hmkw: AXmWv {InkvXym\nbpsS {]Xymi.

Cu temInse \psS PohnXw ]etmgpw IjvXIfptSbpw {]bmkfptSbpw \SphnemWv. ApXfpw ASbmffpw \Ip kam[m\a \apmhiyw. kIen\pw Dchpw kam[m\hpw \Im Ignhp, Xs IjvSXbm acWs Pbn cmPm[ncmP\mb tbiphn \npap imizXkam[m\amWv \apmhiyw. tbm\mbnepw itemtam\nepw henbh\mb tbiphnt\mSp tNp \nXyhmkw Hmptm sRmSnt\ctp \psS Cu eLphmb Iw GXpan. CXmWv IjvSXbpsS bmYmyX. CXmWv Bymob PohnXns alXzw.

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


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