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MARCH 2005 SERMON - MALAYALAM
VOL:4 ISSUE:03

WORTHY OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST
{InkvXphns kphntijnp \ncp PohnXcoXn
By REV. FR. JOJI K. JOY

Rm \nsf hp Intm Zqcncpp \nfpsS Ah tIntm \n GImmhn \ne\np FXncmfnIfm Hnepw IpepntmImsX GIa\tmsS kphntijnsd hnizmknmbn t]mcmw Ignpp Fp {KlntXnp {InkvXphnsd kphntijnp tbmKyamwhw am{Xw \Sn.
(^nennb 1:27)


cmw anjn\dnbm{Xbn ]cnip\mb ]utemkvol m]n k`bmWv ^nennbk`. thZimkv{X]nX ]nXmmcpsS A`n{]mbn ktmjnsbpw hmkeynsbpw teJ\amWv ^nennbteJ\w. ]cnip\mb ]utemkvolbpsS ap teJ\fn \npw hyXykvXambn, IpSpepItfm imk\Itfm CmsX tkv\lm{Zamb Hcp arZpelrZbns kmtcm]tZiambn ^nennbteJ\spdnv \apv a\knemm km[npp. ap teJ\ t\mptm ]utemkvol m]n k`bpsS {]XnknI, A]b Chsbmsbpw {]Xn]mZnpIbpw Ahv A\pimk\ \IpIbpw sNpXmbn \mw ImWpp. Fm {]nbcpw hmnXcpw ktmjhpw IncoShpw Bb ^nennbbnse aġv Hcp Znhymcm[\bnse aWn\mZwt]msebp Hcp ZnhyktiamWv \mev Aymbfnembn {IaoIcnncnp ^nennbteJ\w. ]utemkvol ^nennbp sImSp Cu ktiw a\knemptm ^nennbk` F{Xtmfw A\p{Klhpw kam[m\hpw \nd Hcp k`bmbncpp FXv \apv a\knemm km[npw. ap k`Ifn \npw hyXykvXambn BobXbpsS \ndaIpShpw ssZhhnizmknsbpw ]ckv]ctkv\lnsbpw kaqltmSp {]Xn_XbpsSbpw \nZm\hpamb Hcp k`bmbmWv ^nennbk`sb \mw ImWpXv. thZimkv{X]nXmcpsS hoWn CXv Hcp blqtZXck`bmbncpp. ^nennb PmXnIfmbncpp.

hfsc {]kamb Hcp NnmhnjbamWv {]Xn]mZythZ`mKv ssZhw \app \InbncnpXv. "\nfpsS PohnXcoXn {IkvXphns kphntijnp \ncp hn[nepXmbncnWw.' {]kwKw tIġp k[mcW hnizmknIsfmfpw D]cn {]kwKnphtcmSpw Bobt\XmmtcmSpw D ]cnip\mb ]utemkvolbpsS Blzm\amWnXv. {InkvXphnsd kphntijnp A\pcq]amb Hcp PohnXcoXn F{]ImcamWv? AXv Fs\ \apv kmyammw?

]gb\nbaw \mw Hp ]cntim[nm ]utemkvol ^nennbp \Inb hmpIt]mse btlmhbmb ssZhw bn{kmtb P\ġv BtZiw \InbXmbn \apv ImWphm km[npw. tbcpitew tZhmebns IqZmiIw \nhlntijw itemtam cmPmhv tZhmebs bslmhp kanpp. 2 Zn\hrm]pkvXIw Apw Bdpw Aymbfn itemtam cmPmhv Nne {]m\I \SpXmbn \mw ImWpp. tZhmebn ISp GsXmw hnjbġmbn {]mnmw Fv ChnsS hniZoIcnpp. 2 Zn\hrmw Ggmw Aymbw ]Xn\memw hmIyn {InkvXphnsd kphntijn\p A\pcq]ambn bn{kmtb P\fpsS PohnXcoXn F{]Imcw {IaoIcnWsav hniZampp. "Fsd \maw hnfnsncnp Fsd P\w Xsf Xt Xmgvn {]mnp Fsd apJw At\zjnp XfpsS Zpmsf hnpXncnbpsan, Rm kzn \np tIp AhcpsS ]m]w anp AhcpsS tZinp skuJyw hcpnsmSppw.' (2 Zn\hrmw 7:14)

Cu hN\n\p sXmpapmbn P\n\p hcmamIp aqp {]XnknIsfn {]Xn_mZnpp:

  1. ag s]msX BImiw ASbvsm

  2. tZis XnpapSntXn\p Rm shpnfntbmSp Iev]nm

  3. Fs P\ns CSbn almamcn hm

IpSnshůn\pthn s\tmw HmSpIbpw Hcp ]q\ioIcWns `ojWnbnencnbpw kp\man XpSnb almamcnIfpsS ]nSnbnemIbpw sNbvXncnp Cs a\pjy\v hfsc ImenI{]knbp hnjbfmWv btlmh {]Xn_mZnp Cu aqp {]XnknIfpw. Cu {]XnknI t\cnm ssZhP\w Fs\ {]XnIcnWsap btlmhbmb ssZhw itemtam\v \ntiw \Ipp.

Cu aqp {]XnknIġp aqp imizX]cnlmc btlmh hmKvZm\w sNbvXp Iev]npp. Rm kzn \npw P\ns {]m\ tIġpw; AhcpsS ]m]w anpw; tZin\p kuJyw hcppw.

Cu {]XnknIġpw ssZhoIhmKvZm\ġpw CSbnembn ssZhP\w sNtXv sNbvXncnWw. {InkvXphnsd kphntijn\p Hhap Hcp PohnX{IaoIcWn\v ssZhm hnfns P\w kaqltmSp {]Xn_X \nhnncnWw. ]ckv]ctkvlnepw ssZhhnizmkns ASndbnepw Ignncp ^nennbbnse hnizmknItfmSp ]dbp Cu Blzm\w Cv ]q An \appw _m[IamWv. {]XnknIġp ]cnlmcw ssZhwXpcm Xcpw. Fm ssZhP\n\p kaqltmSv Nne ISmSpIfpv. Fsmw ISmSpIfpw ZuXyhpamWv kphntijn\p B\pImcnIamb PohnX{Iafn DsmncnpXv?

HmaXmbn, 2 Zn\hrmw Ggmw Aymbw ]Xn\memw hmIyns Ahkm\`mKv ssZhw itemtamt\mSp ]dbpp; "Fs \maw hnfnsncnp Fs P\w'. ssZhP\n\p DmtI BZyt_m[yw BWv ChnsS ImWpXv. [My people who are called by my name] \mw ssZhm hnfnshcpw XncsSpshcpw Ahs \maw hlnphcpw BsWp Aht_m[w BWv {InkvXphnsd kphntijn\p tbmPn PohnXcoXnbntep BZy]Sn. FtmgmWv ssZhw \s hnfnXv? bnscaym{]hmNIs ]pkvXIw Hmw Aymbw 4,5 hmIy hmbnptm \mw ImWpp: "\ns DZcn DcphmnbXnpaps Rm \ns Adnp; \o K`]m{Xn \np ]pdp hXn\p aps Rm \ns hnipoIcnp.' ssZhns hnfnbpsS ASnm\amWv \psS Pw Xssbp \mw Hmtcmcpcpw AdnncnWw.

139mw ko\w 13mw hmIyw \app kp]cnNnXamWv. "\obtm Fsd AcwKsf \nnXp, Fsd AbpsS DZcn \o Fs saSp.' \psS lrZbsf kv]inp Hcp thZ`mKamWnXv. ssZhns A\Kfamb A\p{Kl{]hmln saSbsXmWv \mapw \psS BcnI Ahbhfpw. sshZyim{kvXw Hcp a\pjyPns \nZm\amb {`qWkwtbmKsn ]dbpXv Xptemw ]cnanXamb kmyX FmWv. Fn \psS HmtcmcpcptSbpw P\\w shdpsamcp bmZrNvOnI kw`ha. ]ntbm AXv ssZh\ntbmKamWv. ssZhns I]XnbpsS hfsctbsd {]m[m\ytadnb Hcp AhkcamWv \psS HmtcmcpcptSbpw P\\w Fp \mw a\knemtXpv. AXpsImv Innbncnp PohnXw ssZhw \apv \Inbncnp Hcp AhkcamWv. ssZhw \apv Cu Ahkcw Xsn am{Xsa \psS IgnhpI {]Zinnphm kmyamIbpp. C{Xtmfw AXpeyhpw ka{KhpambnmWv btlmh \s krjvSnncnpXv. a\pjy ssZhkrjvSnbpsS aIpSamWv.

a\pjykrjvSnbpsS AXpeyXsImmWv tZlw, tZln, Bmhv Fo aqp `mhfm a\pjy krjvSnX\mbncnpXv. Pm e`np Cu aqp LSIfpw \nXyXtbmfw \ne\npp. "kam[m\nsd ssZhw Xt \nsf apgph\pw ipoIcnpamdmIs; \nfpsS Bmhpw {]mW\pw tZlhpw Atijw \psS Imhmb tbip{InkvXphnsd {]XyXbn A\nyambn shfnsSpwhw ImsSpamdmIs.' (1 sXtem\n. 5:23) ssZhw X Hcp tbmKamWv PohnXw. tbmKw tbmKyXpw D]cnbmWv.

cmaXmbn, btlmhbmb ssZhw itemtamt\mSp ]dbpp "Fs P\w Xsfs Xmgvn {]mnWw'. kzbw XmgvptmgmWv {]m\p AapmIpXv. Bob ]mcw AcmPIamsWnepw Bob ]mcsm `bm\IamWv Bob Al. kzbw XmgvsSmsXbp {]m\ kzmXbmbn cq]mcsSpp. \psS {]m\pmbncnt Hcp hntijWamWv "Rms\ `mhw tXmmbvI thWw'. {]m\bn \s kzbw XmgvWsan ssZhw \psS Dn hknpp F Aht_m[w \appmIWw. ]utemkv AtmkvXe ]dbpp: "\n ssZhnsd ancw Fpw ssZhnsd Bmhp \nfn hknpp Fpw Adnbpntbm?' (1 tImcnn. 3:17)

kaqlnembmepw k`bnembmepw IpSpw_nembmepw Alw {]_pamIptm AhnsS kzob\p`hw \jvSamIpp. hyhnXn amdWsan a\nXn amdntb Xocq. ]etmgpw \psS {]m\Iġv Dcw e`npn. CXn\p ImcWw {]mtbmKnI ssZhim{kvXPvR\mbncp bmtm_v ol Xs teJ\n hyampp. "\n bmNnpp Fnepw \nfpsS t`mKfn sNehntSXnp hmsX bmNnsImp Hpw e`npn.' (bmtm_v 4:3)

aqmaXmbn, btlmh ]dbpp; "Ah Fs apJw A\zjnWw'. Cv temIns Ghpw henb {]iv\w a\pjy apJwaqSn [cnp\SppshXmWv. a\pjys Cu {]hWX IpsImmWv btlmh itemtamt\mSp C{]Imcw Iev]npXv. Nph apIpgp AXns aqn PohizmkaqXn btlmhbmb ssZhw BZya\pjys\ krjvSntm Xs kzcq]nemWv Ahs\ krjvSnXv. an Pohnptm hnntep t\mth\mWv a\pjy. ampw sImSpnnm Hcp henb ]ZhnbmWnXv.

ap krjvSnIsfm a\pjykrjvSnbpsS Hcp henb khntijX Xs cp ssIIfpw Dbn Ah\p kzntep t\mphm km[nppshXmWv. Xs ZrjvSn]Yw ]Xdptm krjvSnIfn X\np Cu ]Zhn \jvSsSpp. "am\tmSncnp a\pjy hnthIlo\\mbm \inp t]mIp arKġp Xpey\t{X.' (ko\w 48:20)

btlmhbmb ssZhw BZmans\ krjvSnp GZtXmnemnbXv tXmw ImpXn\pthnbmbncpp. tXmns \meXncpIfnse ]qgnbm krjvSnX\mbncp BZman\v AXns ImhImc F \nebn AXncpIsfpdnv icnbmb [mcWbpmbncpp. BZmans hynXzw Cu \meXncpIfpw tN GZtXmns ka{KXbmbncpp. Cu AXncpIsf ewLnpsImv BZmw A\pkcWtSv Imnbtm \meXncpIġpw ]m]w _m[Iambn.

Xs ewL\m apJwaqSn [cn BZmant\mSv BZta \o FhnsS F ssZhns tNmZyw Ahs\ XncbpXn\pthnbmbncpn, ]ntbm Xs \nPnXn AhtemI\w sNpXn\p imk\bmbncpp. Cp \tmSpw \nccambn tNmZnp tNmZyamWnXv. Fm \tamtcmcpcpw ssZhhpambn X\nmIptm ssZhn\p \psS cq]w hyambn Adnbmw. Cs {]XnknIġp ]cnlmcw Hpam{Xsabpp; "ssZhntep XncnbpI, Ah\n Dkn'. D]cnhambn ]ntbm \ss ]qWambpw XpdpImp kao]\amWv Bhiyw.

\memaXpw Ahkm\hpambn, btlmhbmb ssZhw itemtamt\mSp ]dbpp; "Fs P\w AhcpsS Zpam hnpXncnbWw'. Kw Zpjnptm Zpapsn amw Zpjnptm ZpamapmIpp. DaKoXn ]dbpp; "RfpsS apncntm ]qncnbm apncn hn \innp Ipdpmsc, sNdpIpdpmsc Xt ]nSnp Xcphn.' (DaKoXw 2:15) apncn Innbnsn Cu sNdpIpdpm apncnsSnsb apqSpw \innpp. \psS eyw am{Xa amhpw icnbmbncnWw. \psS kzbZrjvSnbn A; ssZhns ZrjvSnbn \psS amw icnbmbncnWw.

kZrihmIyn ]dbpp; "Nnetm Hcp hgn a\pjyp sNmmbntXmpw; AXnsd Ahkm\tam acWhgnI At{X.' (kZrihmIy 14:12) ko\mc ]dbpp; "\nsd hgn btlmhsb `ctaev]n; Ah\nXt B{ibn; Ah AXp \nlnpw.' (ko\w 37:5) \psS am icnbmbncntXn\p \mw {]mntnbncnpp: hyk\npffamw Fn Dtm Fpt\mn, imizXamn Fs \StWta.

[Extract from Sermon delivered at Mid Travancore Orthodox Convention-2005, Makkamkunnu, Pathanamthitta
Reported By - E.S. George Prakkanam]


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