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FEBRUARY 2005 SERMON - MALAYALAM
VOL:4 ISSUE:02


THE MAN WITH LEPROSY

IpjvTtcmKnbmb a\jy

By REV. DR. VALSAN THAMPU

"tbip aebn\np Cdn hmsd hfsc ]pcpjmcw Ahs\ ]npSp. Atm Hcp IpjvTtcmKn hp Ahs\ \akvIcnp. Imth, \n\p a\psn Fs ipamphm Ignbpw Fp ]dp. tbip ssI \on Ahs\ sXmp: F\np a\pp; \o ipamI Fp ]dp; DSs\ IpjvTw amdn Ah ipambn. tbip Aht\mSp: t\mp, BtcmSpw ]dbcpXp; Ahp kmynmbn \o sNp \nst ]ptcmlnXp ImWnp, tamsi Iev]n hgn]mSp Ign Fp ]dp.'
(ambn 8:14)

ssZhoIambsXmw Hcp DhamWv. CXmWp hN\w hfsc hyambn \s AdnbnpXp. krjvSn ssZhtkv\lns Hcp DhamWv. AXpsImmWp krjvSnsb t\mn ssZhw ]dXp; \Xp, \Xp, \Xp, hfsc \Xp. CXp Hcp DhntXmb `mjbmWv. ssZhw Xs ssIIfm IcpXen krjvSn ApX{]Xn`mks Hcpt\mp Inp CXp Ctm Fsd Anbn \np Anbpw Fsd amwkn\np amwkhpw BIpp Fp BZmw Imhycq]n ]p ]mSnbXp DhntXmb Hcp A\p`hambnmWv. tbip temIntep ISphXp ssZhtkv\lns Ah\obhpw AXpeyhpamb DhamWv. Xs ]ckyip{iqjImep sNbvX Fm {]h\fnepw \nncpXp Dhns BmhmWv. CXns Bibfpw BlvfmZfpw DhntXmWv.

khkrjvSnpw thnbp Hcp henb ktmjw! AXp Dhns `mjbmWv. Imhmb tbip{InkvXp Cu temIn hXns s]mcp tbmlms `mjbn ]dm hN\w PUambnXop, Ir]bpw kXyhpw \ndh\mbn \psS CSbn ]mp. hXpw PUambnoXpw Dhw. AXpsImp \mw hfsc {itbmsS a\nemtXmb Hcp hnjbw hN\w DhamsWXmWv. hN\w {]kwKntbm {]tLmjntbm Am thXv, ]ntbm AXv Dhambn BNcnbmWp thXv. Imhmb tbip{InkvXp hN\w {]kwKntm Fs\bmWv AXp a\pjyp A\p`hsXp. AXns Hcp DZmlcWamWv tbmlms kphntijw 6mw Aymbn \mw ImWpXv. Imhmb tbip{InkvXp P\s ]TnnpsImncptm Ah AhcpsS hnins\ adpt]mbn. \n Chp `nm sImSpn Fp ]dbpXp Imhmb tbip{InkvXphmWv. As\ Hcp Bhiyw P\w Dbnncpn. Ah hnip adp B Dhn ]ptNp.

`qXImen \app sXp]nb Hcp taJebmWnXv. ssZhw Xs tkv\l{]IS\ambn \Inb hN\sa kphntijw F{]Imcw ssZhtmSv ]nSWw FXns\pdnp IcpXepw AShpw \apnmsXt]mbn. Cv ]e efnepw Iphcp {]Xntj[w AXp {InkvXphns kphntijtmSp \ntj[a. CXp {InkvXphnt\mSp {]Xntj[hpa. {InkvXphns kphntijw, Pohs Aamb ssZhhN\w, Hcp DhamsWp {]Zinnt hn[n AXns\ ssIImcyw sNpXn \app h ]mfnbmWvv. Cu hnjbnep \psS A]cym]vXX {]m\tbmSpw A\zjWt_m[tmSpw \mw Adntb Hcp ASnm\XXzamWv.

{InkvXphns ZuXyhpw {]hnIfpw BtLmjamWv. Xs ApX {]h\ Cu BtLmjns `mKamWv. Imhmb tbip{InkvXp ApX {]hnXp a\pjys\ ApXsSppXnt\m hnkvabnnpXnt\m thnbmbncpn. AXpsImmWp {]kvXpX thZ`mKn hfsc hyambn "t\mq, BtcmSpw ]dbcpXp' Fp kuJyw {]m]n a\pjys\ XmoXp sNpXv. CXp ]ckyntbpw em`ntbpw taJeb. Ipcnin InSpsImp "Fmw \nhnbmbn', "]nXmth, Rm Fsd Bmhns\ Xrn Gev]npp' Fo XncphN\ hnem]ns hmpIf, ]ntbm BtLjns aq\y`mhfmWv.

\psS Imhv Xs CltemI hym]mcImep Hcp Dhtbpw AhKWnncpn. sblqZmcpsS Fm Dhfnepw Xm ]psImncpp. tbmlms kphntijw 5mw Aymbn BZy`mKp \mw ImWpp: "sblqZmcpsS Hcp Dhw Dmbnp tbip sbcpiteantep t]mbn.' A[nIkabw Imhv tbcpitean Nnehgnncpn. Fm Dhn\p ]sSppXn\pthn tbip sbcpiteantep t]mbn. Dhn\p ]sSppI am{Xambncpn tbiphns Dtiw. Dhw BtLmjntXp Fs\sbp P\sf ]TnnpI FXp IqSnbmbncpp Xs Dtiw. ImcWw icnbmb Dhw FmsWp P\w Adnncpn. Dhw FmsWp Imcyw thZ`mKp hyamnbnpv.

  1. Dhw ISpsNpXns A\p`hamWv.
    sblqZmcpsS Dhn\p ]sSppXn\p thnbmWp tbip t]mbsXnepw Xm BZyw ISpsNpXp Dhw \Sncp tbcpitew tZhmebnte, ]ntbm, s_sYkvZm Fp t]cpff Hcp Ipfns IcbntemWv. Hcp Dhnepw ]sSpphm AlXbnmXncp Hcp Iqw Ahicmb BfpI BWp B Ipfns Icbn DmbncpXv. Ah {]Xymibnmhcpw, thZ\bnepw IjvSXbnepw Bgvndnbhcpw PnhnXw XġpXs `mcambnohcpw Bbncpp. As\ AhKWnspw ]pdspw Ccp P\hpw Dhw BNcnp ehpw Xnep _w Fsp sblqZm Adnncpn. Ch Xn knptm am{Xsa DhamIppp.

    Cp `mcXn \Snhcp DhtafIsf Dhfmbn IWmphm kmya. ImcWw ]mhshp Dhn ]n. A[aPmXnI Dhn ]ptNcm hcptm Ah Bn HmSnsSpp. CXp Dhns A\p`ha. ]pdwXshsc DsmmsX Hcp Dhan. Dhn\p asmcp apJw IqSnbpv. PohnXw `mcambnocp Ahkcn \app e`nt BizmkamWp Dhw. PohnXw Bbmkambncnp BfpI km[mcWambn Dhsf AhKWnp ]XnhmWpXp. Fm ]mhsh BtLmjġpthn ImncnpIbmWv. PohnXn\p abpw amwkhpw \IpXp BtLmjfmWv. almDh apgph\pw \sSpnbnp Nne {]IS\ hgn DNvOnjvS at\m`mhtmsS Dhsf A[XnnncnbmWv.

  2. Dhw kzoIcWn \npw ]ckv]c_ԯn \npw DSseSpp ktmjns thentbamWv.
    a\jy\p {]mWhmbpt]mse Bhiyamb HmWp ktmjw. Dhn IqSn \app ssZhw ktmjnphm Hcp Ahkchpw A\phmZhpw \InbncnbmWv. tbip{InkvXp sblqZmcpsS Dhn ]psImm sbcpitean ISpsNXp apJncw apsphjw B Ipfcbn ImpInS, AXphscbp PohnXn Hcp Dhnepw ]ptNcm `mKyanmXncp a\pjy\p sbcpitew tZhmebn ISpsNpXn\pw Dhn ]ptNcpXn\pap AhImiw e`np.

  3. Dhw hnSpXens A\p`hamWv.
    \mw GsSpncnp kphntijns ASnm\ A\nhmcyX PohnXs Dhambn cq]mcsSppI FXmWv. ssZhw kv]inXpw, ssZhw hn`mh\ sNbvXXpw, Xm krjvSnXpw, \InbXpw Fmw DhamWv. Fm temIs Cp ASn `cnpXp Dha, AIbmWv. \KckwkvImcw s]cpIn hcp Hcp ImeLnemWp Cp \mw PohnpXv. thZ]pkvXIw BZnapX ]cntim[nm AIbpsS {]XoIambnmWp ]Wsf Nn{XoIcnncnpXv. Dev]n]pkvXIw 4mw Aymbn \mw ImWpXp ktlmZcs\ sImp IpgnpaqSnb Ibo X\npthn Xs Hcp ]Ww ]WnbpXmbnmWv. `nXbpsS krjvSnbmWp ]Ww. AIbn ]Sppbnb \KcfmbXpsImmWp tkmtZmapw tKmtadbpw \inpt]mbXp. AIbn ]WnbpsXmn\pw ncamb Hcp \ne\nev]n. ]Wn Pohnphdnbmw \KcPohnXns AIbpsS A\p`h. Hcpanp tXmfpcpn \Sph ]ckv]cw a\nemnbnnmhcmWv.

Cp AI Ghpw apn\nevpXp kaImeo\ aXtaJebnemWv. GXp aXnepw AI ISpIqSnbm AXp hobXbmbn cp]mcsSpp. Cp bYm aXnstbm BobXbpsStbm bpKa, hobXbpsS bpKamWv. BZyambn hobX temIn {]ISnnXp Ibo BWv. kzmXmev]cyġpthn hmsfSpphm {ianp at\m`mhw hobXbnepv. kzw ktlmZcs\ Xncndnhm\p hnthN\_pn hobXbn \spt]mIpp.

cmaXmbn, ssZhs XSen hbvp aXt_m[amWp hobX. tbmlm FgpXnb kphntijw 4mw Aymbn iacy{kvXo tbiphnt\mSp ]dbpp "RfpsS ]nXmm Cu aebn \akvcnp hp; \akvcntp ew sbcpitean BIpp Fp \n ]dbpp.' ssZhs B aebnepw Cu aebnepw Bbn XSen shnp ssZhn\p {]hnphm\p kzmX{yw sImSpmsX _nw_fmn amp at\mhnImcamWp hobX. ssZhw kaqlns ayntep ISphm AhnsS \ndp\nevp A\oXnbpw AImchpw Ipt]mIpsapw XfpsS kvYm]nX XmXv]cyġp `wKw hcpsapw a\pjy `bsSpp.

aqmaXmbn, PohnX bmYmytfmSp _anm Hcp aXt_m[amWp hobX. kzw A[nImctamlġp Hcp adbmbn aXhnImcsf D]bpampXp A]ISntep \oamWv. eqtmkns kphntijw 10mw Aymbw 25 apXep hmIyfn Hcp \ymbim{kvXnsbn ]dbpp. Cu \ymbim{kvXn thZsf a\nemnbncpXp BobXbne, AcnemWv. Xs icnbmb AbevImc Bscp Ah {Klnncpn.

hobX temIns {]h\ahpw kz`mhhpamb AIbn \npw Dcpncnbp Hcp {]Xn`mkamWv. kwkvImcnepw aXt_m[nepw cmjv{Sobnepw IpSw_nepw hynIfnepw Cp hobX ISp IqSnbncnpp. Cp \psS cmjv{Sns kp{][m\ Bhiyw FmWv? hobX Fm aXfptSbpw s]mXpi{XphmsW t_m[w DfhmIpIbpw AXns\Xncmbn Hsmbn \np bpw sNpXn\p IcpmnpIbpw sNpI FXmWp Cns Bhiyw. AXntep apIsSpphm tIcfnse k`Iġp IgnbWw. lnphobX lnpaXns Ghpw henb i{XphmWv. {InkvXy hobX {InkvXpaXns Ghpw henb i{XphmWv. apnwhobX apnw aXns Ghpw henb i{XphmWv. hobX \mintep hgnbmWp, ]ptcmKXnbntep hgnb.

cpXcnep bp temInepv. HmatXp AIbpsS bpamWv. cmatXp AItbmSp bpamWv. temIw Dmp bp Fmw AIbpsS bpfmWv. Fm Bobamb Hcp bapv. AXp AItbmSp bpamWv. Imhmb tbip{InkvXp Cu temIntp ISphXp AItbmSp bpw sNpXn\pthnbmWv.

hnip ambnbpsS hnhca\pkcnp tbip{InkvXp sNbvX BZys ApXamWp Xs kphntijns 8mw Aymbn Xm tcJsSpnbncnpXv. AXn Hcp henb s]mcp Dsmncnpp. tbip Hcp IpjvTtcmKnbpambn Ipappp. IpjvTtcmKw Apw Cpw AIbpsS aqtbdnb {]XoIamWv. Cs imkv{X]ptcmKXnbpsS ]ivNmen IpjvTtcmKw A{Xhenb ]Ihym[nbsp Fmhpadnbmw. AXn\p ^e{]Zamb NnInbpsp Fmhpadnbmw. AXp A{X `bstS tcmKasp Adnbmw. Fm Cpw IpjvTsn DmIp `oXn AIp IfsamcppIbmWp sNpXv.

Imhmb tbip{InkvXp aebpsS apIfn \npw Xmgvhmcntep ISphtm BZyambn A`napJoIcnXp AIbpsS apJap{ZbmWv. ]gb\nban tehy]pkvXIw 13mw Aymbw 45mw hmIyn ]dbpp: IpjvTtcmKn A[cwaqSnsmv Xm Aip Aip Fp hnfnp ]dpsImp sXcphn IqSn \SWw. tbip IpjvTtcmKnIfmb ]p ]pcpjmsc IpappXp iacypw Keosepw \Sphn shmWp. ImcWw Cu cp{]tZifnepw Ah _lnjvIrX Bbncpp. AItbmSp s]mcpXphm Cdnh Imhv BZyambn IpappXp AIbpsS {]XoIamb Cu IpjvTtcmKnsb BWv.

{]Xn]mZy thZ`mKp \mw ImWpXp: "Ah ssI \on Ahs\ sXmp: F\np a\pp.' tbip{InkvXp kaqlntep CdnhXp a\phm\mbnmWv. Cu ApX{]{Inbbn Imhmb tbip{InkvXphmWp apssI FSppXv. temIns Fm {]iv\ġpw \nZm\w "a\n' FXmWv. Imhmb tbip{InkvXp t\csXs {]Jy]\w sNbvXncpp; "Azm\nphcpw `mcw Npaphcpw Bbptmtc, Fmhcpw Fsd ASp hcphn'; F\np a\pp; "Rm \nsf Bizknnpw.' a\pph \tmSp tNmZnpp; "\n\p a\ptm?'

ASpXmbn Xptemw hnhmIambn tbip AIbn \nncp B IpjvTtcmKnbpsS t\sc ssI\on. Imhp a\pjys\ sXmSphm Xbmdph\mbncpp. Xs Abmcntep ssI\opI F Imcyw Cs temIn\p Ghpw {]bmkap ImcyamWv.

hnip atmkns kphntijw 8mw Aymbn tbip tZhmebntep ISpsNptm AhnsS hc Ipff Hcp a\pjys\ Ipappp. Xs Abmcs t\sc Hp ssI \ophm\pw Ahs {]iv\sf Hp kv]inphm\pw BWp ssZhw \app ssII XncnpXv. AIbpsS Acon \mw Pohnptm \psS ssII \on Hcp \ Abmc BIm km[npnsn \psS ssIIfpw hcncnpp.

tbip{InkvXp IpjvTtcmKnsb kv]inXp X\np IpjvTw CmXncpXpsImmWv. IpjvTtcmKnp kv]i\tijn \jvSsSpXpsImp Ah thZ\bdnbpn. Abmcs thZ\ a\nemh kv]i\tijn \jvSsh\mWv. Cs \psS kaplhpw cmjv{Shpw Bobambn kv]i\tijn \jvSsp IpjvTtcmKn\p ASnsncnpp. {InkvXobZuXyw AIsb CmXmpIsbXmWv. Cu ZuXyw \nhlnWsan \psS ssII \on Abmcs\ Hp kv]inWw. AXn\pthn BZyambn \mw Fgpt\p \nhp \nWw. Abmcs thZ\Isf ImWphm \psS IpI Ftmgpw XpdncnWw.

\app Cu temIn i{Xpfn. ssZhw \app \InbncnpXp Abmsc am{XamWv. Abmc Bscp AdnpIqSmXncp temIn\p Abmc Bscp ImWnpsImSpm h ssZh]p{Xt\mSp temIw BZyambn FgpXnmWnXp ChnsS ew C FmWv. Ipdp\cnIġp IpgnIfpw BIminse ]dhIġp IqSpIfpw Dp. Fm temIns AI AIm h a\pjy]p{Xt\m Xe Nmbnm ChnsS ew C.

Hcp BnIqhpw Hcp CSb\pambn temIn\p \ne\np kam[m\hpw \oXnbpw m]nphm ISphhs ]mfnIfmIphm hnfnncnptm Cu IpjvTw ]nSn AIbpsS hynXzn \npw hnSpX {]m]nhcmbn kv]i\tijn \jvSs kaqln\p kmnIfmbnocphm \apnSbmIs. tcmKimn A\nhmcyambncnp Hcp kaqltmSp \mw Fs\ {]Xn_X ]peWsap {]m\tbmsS ]cnipmmhn Bcmbphm BWp \app e`nncnp \ntbmKw.

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[Extract from Sermon at Maramon Convention-2004]

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