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JANUARY 2011 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:10 ISSUE:01

CHRISTMAS : THE FESTIVAL OF AMAZEMENT
{InkvXpav : hnkvabns s]cp\m

By REV. FR. PHILIP THARAKAN

Cu teJ\neqsS \psS Nnsb hnkvabns Hcp s]cp\mfntev Iqnsmp t]mIm B{KlnbmWv. Hcp ]s amdm\mb s]cp\mfpIfpsS Iqn hnkvabns s]cp\m F Hv \psS Adnhn Dmbncnbn. Fm tbip{InkvXphpambn _s Hmtcm s]cp\mfpw hnkvabns Xobm{X BWv krnpXv. a\pjy _pnp \ncm Imcy ImWptmgmWv km[cWbmbn \apv hnkvabw tXmpXv. \mw sImmSnb tbip{InkvXphns P\\ s]cp\m hnkvabns s]cp\mfmWv. P\\ s]cp\mfns skZdmbn \mw tIġpXv, "Cu s]cp\m F{Xtbm hnkvab\obamIpp', FmWv.

AISmlw apgph\mbn \ndncnp khym]nbmb ssZhw Hcp GItImi {`qWambn [zygote] Bbn adnbans DZcntep hcp ImgvN Iv ]nXmmv hnkvabw tXmn. _meyw hnpamdm Hcp s]Ipn, temIn\mhiyw Hcp cIs\ BsWp a\nemn, temI ]mccysf hIshbvmsX, temIns apgph XtShpw Icppw GsSpphm Xmdmb s]IpnbpsS ss[cyw Iv ]nXmmv hnkvabw tXmn. am\h Ncn{Xn A]mcamb IcpmWv adnbmw {]ZinnXv.

Imhns P\\ s]cp\m hnkvabns am{Xa, kphmbpsS IqsS s]cp\mfmWv. km[cWbmbn ham\ hmbpsS Bbpv aWnqdpItfm Znhktfm am{XamWv. Fm cmbncn IqSpX hj ]nn Hcp kw`hw Fsbpw \nfpsSbpw ham\ Imes kzm[o\npXpsImv Imhns P\\w Cpw Fpw kphmbmWv.

\psS PohnXn ktmjw sImphcp Nne sImpsImp Imcyfpv. {InkvXpakn BZyw \psS Nnbn DZnpXv {]Imi]qcamb Hcp \{X hnfmWv. tbipXpcm `qanbn ]ndtm `qanepmb Hcp ZriyhyXnbm\w BImin Hcp khntijamb \{Xw {]Xysp FXmWv. t_Xetlanse \{Xw Xcp BXynIamb kqN\ {InkvXphns P\\neqsS Hmtcm a\pjy\pw Hcp \{XambnocWsaXmWv. Fm Cv hnhn[fmb \{XfpsS ImeLamWv. Cs IqpfpsS Hcp henb B{Klw Hcp Cine-star BbnocpI FXmWv. Fhpw \ ]mpImcs\ AdnbsSpXv Star Singer FmWv. Ghpw Xami A`n\bnph "anpw Xmcw'. hop]IcWfpsS KpWta \nbnpXv Star Quality bn BWv. tlmensbpw t`mP\imebpsSbpw henw \nbnpXv Star

IfpsS FnemWv. Fm t_Xetlan DZn \{Xw \s Hmnpp; You become a star. Cv {InkvXym\nIfpsS Dhsfmw aZyn A`njnamWv. {InkvXpapw hyXyaa FXmWv kmcns aZyhn\ hnhc kqNnnpXv.

t_Xetlanse \{Xw \Ip aqp ktifmWv \psS {ibntep sImphcphm B{KlnpXv. HmaXmbn, Cu \{Xw {]XymibpsS \{XamWv. It is a star of hope. "R Ahsd \{Xw Ingp Ip Ahs\ \akvIcnm hncnpp.' (ambn 2:2) ChnsS \{Xs ]cnNbsSppXv hnZzmmcmWv. \{Xns m\sn hnZzmmv IrXyamb Adnhpmbncpp. \{Xw DZnXv IngpZnnemWv. IngpZnn\v hfscb[nIw {]m[m\yapv. Ingv Bcm[\bpsS ZnmWv. Ingv {]XymibpsS ZnmWv. temIn\v Fmn\pw Hcp {Iaw Bhiyapv. hkvXpfpsS IWnIbmb Bn\pw Hcp {Iaapv. kucbqYn\pw Hcp {Iaapv. Fm a\pjyPohnXn\v am{Xw {Iaan. a\pjy ImpXv {Iaa, AXn{IafmWv. AXn{Iahpw A{Iahpw ImWnp a\pjy\v {IaapmpXn\p thnbmWv ]nXmm Bcm[\m{Ia {IaoIcnncnpXv.

IngpZnv {]XymibpsS ZnmsWXn\v thZimkv{X]camb Nne ASnm\fpv. "A\cw btlmhbmb ssZhw Ingp GsZ\n Hcp tXmw Dmn, Xm krn a\pjys\ AhnsS Bn;' (Dev]n 2:8) GZtXmns m\sn ChnsS hyambpw IrXyambpw kqNnnpp. GZtXmw Ingmbncpp Fv XncphN\w ChnsS kmnpp. ]m]w sNbvX a\pjysc ssZhw GZtXmn\npw ]pdmn. Ap a\pjy\p \s ]dpZokbmWv Bcm[np kaqlns eyw. AXpsImv ]dpZoksb XncnpInphm Bcm[np ssZhP\ns eyt_m[w Ingp ZnntemWv.

"an Ingp\np ]pdsp ]Snmtdmfw hnfpw t]mse a\pjy]p{Xsd hchp BIpw.' (ambn 24:27) ]uckvXy Bcm[\bpsS eyw {InkvXphns cmas hchmWv. {InkvXphns cmas hchn {]Xyi shbvp hnizmkaplw eyanSpXv an XpSp IngpZnns\ t\mnbmWv. "A\cw Ah Fs tKm]pcntep, Ingtmp tKm]pcntepXt, sImpsNp; Atm bn{kmtbensd ssZhnsd tXPp Ingp hgnbmbn hp;' (sbsltkvI 43:12) Bcm[\bpsS eyw Imcykmya, tXPkvIcWamWv. ]m]w sNbvXv BZya\pjy \sSpnb tXPns hkv{Xw XncnsI InpXv Bcm[\bneqsSbp tXPkvIcWneqsSbmWv. bn{kmtben ssZhnsd tXPp hXv Ingp hgnbmbn Bbncpp. AXpsImv tXPkvIcnsSphm B{Klnp Bcm[\mkaqlns eyw IngpZnmWv.

"Fsd \mas `bsSp \ntm \oXnkqcy Xsd NndInIogn tcmtKm]imntbmSpIqsS DZnpw; \nfpw ]pdsp sXmgpn \np hcp ]ipnSmsftmse XpnmSpw.' (aemJn 4:2) amemJn {]hmNI {InkvXphns\ hntijnnpXv \oXnkqcy FmWv. kqcy DZnpXv IngmWv. \oXnkqcy\mb {InkvXphns\ {]Xonp {]mnpXpw Ingns\ eyamnbmWv.

{InkvXpan t_Xvetlan IngpZn \{Xw {]XymibpsS A\p`hntev \s Blzm\w sNpp. \{Xw ImWpXphsc Ahp {]Xobnmbncpp. AXphsc AhcpsS {]XoIsfmw AhcpsS hnZybnembncpp. kz kn B{ibnph, kzw BtcmKyn B{ibnph, kzw hnZym`ymkn B{ibnph {]XymibpsS eyt_m[w CmhcmWv. Cv \ncmbpsS Ccpv kapls apgph {KknpsImncnbmWv. \ncmi ]cnipmhns\Xnscbp ]m]amWv. B\n ssZhns\Xnscbp adpXenmWv. AXpsImv {]XymibpsS shfnntep {]bmWw Cs kaqlns BhiyamWv. \psS kakvX {]iv\fpsSbpw Dcw Imhdnbnse {Iqinepv. am\pjnI thZ\IfpsS BsIpIbmWv Ipcnv. AXpsImv \psS PohnXs {]XymibpsS Znntev Hp amn {]XnjvTnWw. {]Xymibpw kvt\lhpw _sncnpp. "kvt\lw Fmw s]mdppp, Fmw hnizknpp, Fmw {]Xyminpp, Fmw klnpp.' (1 sImcny 13:7) Ippġp kvt\lw sImSpsnte hmIyn {]XymibpsS A\p`hw e`yamIbpp.

CubnsS {]knamb emn Hcp lmky t\mhens ]cn`mj hmbnphm\nSbmbn. `mh\mkrnbmb B t\mhen, ]t{Xmkv Ibdn hcptm AXnse Hcp IYm]m{Xw ]t{Xmknt\mSp tNmZnpp: Atbm ]t{Xmkv, Rome Rġv Power \In, GZ Rġv m\w \In, Fm \nfpsS aXw Rġv Fp \In? AXn\p ]t{Xmkv adp]Sn ]dbpp: R \nġv kvt\lw am{Xw \In. AXpsImmWv, kpcw F ssZhmebtKm]pcn `n bmNnpsImncp apS\mb a\pjy kqnpt\mnbtm ]s{Xmkv ]dbpXv, shnbpw s]mpw RfpsS ] C; RfpsS ] DXp \{kmb\mb tbip \Inb kvt\lw am{XamWv. AXp R \n\p Xcpp.: \kdmb\mb tbip{InkvXphnsd \man \S Fp ]dp. Ahs\ hessp ]nSnp Fgptev]np; Wn Ahsd Imepw \cnbmWnbpw Dsdp. Ah IpXnsgptp \Sp; \Spw Xpnbpw ssZhs ]pIgvnbpwsImp AhtcmSpIqsS ssZhmebn ISp. Cu kvt\lamWv {]XymibpsS A\p`hw {]Zm\w sNpXv. kvt\ln Nmen kuJyw BWv {]XymibpsS \nZm\w.

ssN\bn bphm IeymWw Ignm A[nIhpw CsSpXv haXnen\v ASpmsWv hmbnphm\nSbmbn. ImcWw ssN\bnse haXnen sNv Hcp ]qnpIgnm hnhmlPohnXw `{Zambncnpw FmWv AhcpsS hnizmkw. CXp hmbntm F\np tXmnbXv, ssZhamIp haXnen kvt\lamIp ]qpw Nebpw sImv \psS PohnXw Xfsnte IpSpw_PohnXw kpcnXamIp.

AXpt]mseXs {]Xymibpw hnizmkhpw Xn _sncnpp. "\nsd kXn CƮw BIpw Fp AcpfnsbvXncnpXp t]mse Xm _lpPmXnIġp ]nXmhmIpw Fp Ah Bip hntcm[ambn BitbmsS hnizknp.' (tdma 4:18) hnizmknIfpsS ]nXmhmb A{_lmans\n ]dbp hmpIfmWv CXv. BibpsS ASnm\w hnizmkw BIptmgmWv Bi {]XymibmbnocpXv. A\p`hmcmb {Inkvtmenk ZXnIfpsS PohnX A\p`hw \ntfmsSmv ]p shbvphm Rm B{KlnbmWv. {Inkvtm Hcp FPn\ob, enk MBA ; kucyap cp sNdpm. cp hopImcpw tNv BtemNnp \Snb hnhmlw. Fmhpw Cw tXmnb amXrIm ZXnI. hnhmlw Ignv 24 aWnq XnIbpXn\p apv {InkvtmbpsS \sn\v kqvap\ \mVnbnepmb Hcp Viral Infection s\ XpSv Igpn\p Xmsg Xfpt]mbn. hnhmln\ptijw At\I hj Ignnpw Ifnpt]mIm aSnImWnm Hcp temInemWv enk F B s]Ipn amXrI ImWnpXv.

{InkvtmtbbpwsImv t]mImhp Bip]{XnIfnsemw enk t]mbn; [mcmfw ]Ww Nnehmn. HSphn shqcn sNtm cp ew t]cn Hcmġp am{Xw hcmhp NnInknm t`ZamIm Hcp tcmKamsWv tcmK\nbw sNbvXv Ismgnv hontep ]dbp. Gdnbm Bdp amks Bbpp am{Xw. Fm enk Bi hnSm Xmdmbn. Ah kvt\l]pw ASpncpv Ahs\ ip{iqjnp. bm{XnbpsS bmafn Ahġv Ddan. Ah {InkvtmbpsS Ic {Klnv BitbmsS {]mnp; ssZhta, RfpsS _w R XncsSpX, \o XncsSpXmWv; AXpsImv \ns Cw t]mse \ndthdWw. As\ Bdp amk Ignp. {InkvtmbpsS icncn Bed-sore Bbn {hWsv \mw shp XpSn. Ipw Imepw timjnp. amXm]nXmfpw _pfpw Fmw Bi hnpIfp. acWns \\p kv]ins ti_vZw {]Xonv thZ\tbmsS Ah Imncpp. Fm enk Bi hnpIfn. Ah Ahs apdnhpI sIn hnizmkn Dd {]XymitbmSpw {]m\tbmSqw {Inkvtmsb ip{iqjnp.

Hcp Znhkw cm{Xnbn Ip\otcmsS {]mnptm Ah {inp; Xfp Ne\ap timjnncp {InkvtmbpsS ssIhncepI A\pp. Ah t^m sNbvXv amXm]nXmsf Adnbnp. Ah DSXs {Inktmsb shqcntep sImpt]mbn. tUmIvSam ]cntim[np. Bimhlamb amw IpXpSn. MRI t\mnb tUmIvSam ApXspt]mbn. Unbelievable improvements. Iptd amks IqSn hnZKvZ NnInbvptijw {Inkvtm km[mcW PohnXntep aSn hp. Cv {Inkvtmsb tNp]nSnpsImv enk ]dbpp: FmhcptSbpw Bi \stmgpw BibpsS ASnm\w hnizmkamn amn {]mntm PohnXn {]Xymi X ssZhta, \n\p kvtXm{Xw. {InkvXvav \{Xw Xcp Hmas ZqXv {]XymibptSXmWv.

t_Xvetlan IngpZn \{Xw \Ip cmas ZqXv XymKns ktiamWv. The star of Bethlehem is the star of vicarious suffering. Hcmġpthn asmcm klnp XymKamWv of vicarious suffering Fp ]dbpXv. FpsImmWv t_Xvetlanse \{Xw XymKns \{XamIpXv? "Ah Ingp I \{Xw inip Ccnp enp aosX hp \nevpthmfw Ahp apmbn s]mbvsmncpp.' (ambn 2:9) IqsS \Sp hgnImnbmb Hcp \{Xw. AXns kabhpw m\hpw shfnhpw aphpthn XymKw sNp Hcp \{Xw. Immanuel F hmns Aw Xs ssZhw \tmSpIqsS FmWv. CXv hnhIcamb Hcp NnbmWv. CXv Hcp ]pXnb\nba Nnb. krnbpsS Bcw`n ssZhw a\pjys\ krnv Ahs\ GZtXmnemnbtijw ssZhw Aht\mSpIqsS tXmn \SncpXmbn \mw ImWpp.

k` FXv, hgnImnbmbn [Guide] IqsS \StXn\p]Icw Cv mhcamb Nqp]eIbmbn [Sign board] amdnbncnpp. kzst\mn XomS\w sNp a\pjy kaqlnp hgnImnbpw Iqmfnbpambn IqsS\Sp Guide BbncnWw k`. A{]Imcw k`bpw XymKns {]XoIambncnWw. AXpt]mse Xs IqsS \Sp Hcp XymKns A\p`hamWv IpSpw_w. Cmbvabnepw hmbvabnepw `mcybpw `mhpw aXm]nXmfpw ktlmZcfpw afpw XymKat\m`mhtmsS tNp \SpXmWv IpSpw_w. {]m\bpw Bcm[\bpw Hcp IqsS \SmWv. Iqmbvabpw ]ckymc[\bpw Hcp IqsS \SmWv. sKXvka\mw tXmn at\mhyYbnembncnptm Xs Acpabm injymcpsS kmnyw Imhpt]mepw B{Klnncpp. AXpsImv PohnXw Hcp IqsS \SmWv. AXv XymKns {]IS\amWv t_Xvetlan IngpZn \{Xw \app Xcp cmas ktiw CXmWv.

aqmaXmbn t_Xvetaense \{Xw B\ns \{XamWv. Star of Bethlehem is the star of rejoicing. "\{Xw IXpsImp Ah AXyw ktmjnp:' (ambn 2:10) Cu \{Xn\v IuZminIamb Hcp `mhapv. tbiphns P\\w ktmjns Bcw`hpw B\ns ]qoIcWhpamIpp. ktmjw ss\anjnIhpw B\w imizXhpamWv. Fm Cp a\pjy tXSpXv ktmjamWv, B\an. temIw XcpXv ktmjamWv, Fm Imhv \apv XcpXv kzob B\amWv. FtXym]y cmnbpsS `mchnNmcI\mbncp j޳ ^nentmkn\npw kphntijw tIv hnizknp kv\m\w Gv ktmjnv B\tmsS aSntmbn. CXmWv B\ns IuZminI `mhw. B B\w [m\yhpw hopw hnptm DmIp ktmjsm henb ktmjamWv. AXpsImmWv hnip ]utemkv ]dbpXv; "Imhn Ftmgpw ktmjnn; ktmjnn Fp Rm ]nsbpw ]dbpp.' (^nennb 4:4) AXpsImv t_Xvetlanse \{Xw \Ip ktmjw {IkvXphns ktmjamWv, AXv {InkvXphnemIp ktmjamWv.

\ {]XymisImpw XymKwsImpw ktmjwsImpw tim`np \bpsS \{Xfmbnocptm \mw t_Xvetlanse \{Xambn cq]mcsSpp. AtmgmWv {InkvXpakv cq]mcns s]cp\m [Celebration of Metamorphisms] Bbn amdpXv. Fmhpw A\p{KloXamb Hcp ]pXphcw t\cpp.

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