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DECEMBER 2008 SERMON - MALAYALAM
VOL:07 ISSUE:12

DISTINCT DELEGATIONS
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By REV. MATHEW JACKSON

thZimkv{X cwKv Ghpw AdnbsSp Hcp hynbmWv sekven sh_. sNdpImen Xmtmnbmbn Pohn sekven Hcn Hcp kphntij {]kwKw tIv am\mcsp. FXm\pw hj Ignv sekventbmSv Atlns kplrp tNmZnp: sekven, \o BcpsS {]kwKw tImWv am\mcssXv. sekven Cs\ {]XnhNnpIbpmbn; B {]mkwKnIs t]cv F\ndnbn, Fm B Znhkw hmkvXhambn ssZhw FtmSp kwkmcnp Fp am{Xw Bt_m[n Rm Xncndnbpp. kphntij tLmjWn Bcp {]kwKnpp FXne, B`mctmSpw \nd a\tmSpwIqSn ssZhkn[nbnencnptm, Bfpw apJhpw `mjbpw t\mmsX Xpcm kzbw \psS lrZtfmSp kwkmcnm {]m]vX\mWv.

Cs \psS Nnp hnjbo`hnnphm\mbn XncsSpncnp XncphN\`mKw sbim{]hmNIs ]pkvXIw 6mw Aymbn\npamWv.

Dobm cmPmhp acn Bn Imhp Dbpw s]mnbpapff knwlmk\n CcnpXp Rm Ip; Ahsd hkv{Xnsd hnfppI ancs \ndncpp. kmdm^pI Ahp Nppw \np; Hmtcmcpp Bdmdp NndIpmbncpp; cpsImp Ah apJw aqSn; cpsImp ImaqSn; cpsImp ]dp. Hcpt\mSp Hcp; ssk\yfpsS btlmh ]cnip, ]cnip, ]cnip; k`qanbpw Ahsd alXzwsImp \ndncnpp Fp Bp]dp. Ah Bp i_vZm DcSnIfpsS ASnm\ Ipepn Bebw ]pIsImp \ndp. Atm Rm: F\np Atm Iw; Rm \inp: Rm ipnbnm A[c Dtffmcp a\pjy; ipnbnm A[c Dff P\nsd \Sphn hknpp; Fsd Ip ssk\yfpsS btlmhbmb cmPmhns\ Iphtm Fp ]dp. Atm kmdm^pIfn Hcp bmK]oTn \np sImSnsImp Hcp Xo\ FSpp In ]nSnp sImp Fsd ASp ]dp hp, AXp Fsd hmbvp sXmSphnp: CXm, CXp \nsd A[csf sXmXn\m \nsd AIrXyw \on \nsd ]m]np ]cnlmcw hncnpp Fp ]dp. A\cw Rm Bsc Abtp? B \appthn t]mIpw? Fp tNmZnp Imhnsd i_vZw tInp: ASnb CXm ASnbs\ AbtWta Fp Rm ]dp. (sbimhp 6:18)

Hcp cmPmhns acWhpw ssZhns knwlmk\ns shfnsSpepw Xn FmWv _w Fp kzm`mhnIambn \psS a\n Hcp NnbpmImw! AXp hyambn a\nemIWsan Dobmhns\pdnv Nne Imcy \mw a\nemtXpv. Bcmbncpp Cu Dobmhv? ]Xn\mdmas hbn bn{ktb cmPyns cmPy`mcw GsSpv Ancv \o hj blqZ `cn AXni\mb Hcp `cWm[nImcnbmbncpp DobmcmPmhv. DobmcmPmhns PohnXspdnp hyamb Hcp A]{KY\w 2 Zn\hrmw 26mw Aymbn \apv e`nppv. Ah Xsd A\mb Aakymhp sNbvXXpt]mse Hsbpw btlmshp {]kmZambpffXp sNbvXp. ssZh`bn Ahs\ D]tZinph skJcymhnsd Bbpjvmep Ah ssZhs At\zjnp: Ah btlmhsb At\zjn Imetmfw ssZhw Ahp A`nhrn \In. Ah {]_e\mbnocphm Xhw AXnibambn Ahp klmbw e`nXpsImp Ahsd {ipXn _lpZqcw ]cp.

Fm, ssk\y_ewsImpw kmaywsImpw {]ikvXnsImpw Dobm {]_e\mbtm Ahsd lrZbw Ahsd \minmbnp \nKfnp; cmPmhns \nKfw Kn\p ImcWambn `hnp. cmPmhn\p apIfn Bcpan Fv Ah Alcnp. Fm Znhkhpw Bcm[\bn [q]]oTn\p ]pdv cmPm\ncpv Bcm[npsImncp DobmcmPmhv Xsd ssZhamb btlmhtbmSp Ipw sNbvXp [q]]oTnt [q]w Imphm btlmhbpsS Bebn ISpsNp. {][m\ ]ptcmlnX\mbncp Akcym ]ptcmlnX\pw Aht\mSpIqsS ss[cyimenIfmbn btlmhbpsS FWv]Xp ]ptcmlnXmcpw Ahsd ]nmse AIp sNp cmPmhns\ XSpp Aht\mSp: Dobmth, btlmshp [q]w ImpXp \n\p hnlnXa; [q]w Imphm, hnipoIcns Altcm\ycmb ]ptcmlnXmt{X AXp \ntbmKnsncnpXv; hnipancn\np s]mbvsmI; ewL\amIpp \o sNbvXncnpXp; AXp \nsd ssZhamb btlmhbpsS apmsI \n\p ip`hpw am\hpambncnbn Fp ]dp.

cmPmhn\p cmPmhntXmb DchmZnw; ]ptcmlnX\p ]ptcmlnXtXmb DchmZnw; P\n\p P\ntXmb DchmZnw; As\ Hmtcmcppw AhchcptSXmb hn`namb DchmZn ssZhw hn`mKnp \Inbnpv. Hcm asmcmġp \ntbmKns DchmZnfn ssIISm ]mSpX. Fm cmPmhv Xs KƯn AXp Iqmnbn. Ah ]ptcmlnXmcpsS Awihkv{X [cnv [q]]oTn Ibdn [q]Ieiw InseSpv tlmanp. Fm, [q]w Imphm In [q]Ieiw ]nSnncns Dobmhp tIm]np; Xs FXn ]ptcmlnXmtcmSp Ah tIm]npsImncnbn Xt, btlmhbpsS Bebn [q]]oTnsd AcnsIshp ]ptcmlnXm Ims Ahsd s\nbn IpjvTw s]mn.

]gb\nban tehym]pkvXIn ]ptcmlnXmv Hcp {]tXyI A[nImcw \Inbncpp. Hcphs icocn Hcp sh hSp Im Ah ]ptcmlnXs ASpphv AXp ImWnWw. AXp IpjvTsap Im Ahs\ ]pdmphm ]ptcmlnXmv A[nImcapmbncpp. alm]ptcmlnX\mb Akcymhpw kIe ]ptcmlnXmcpw Ahs\ t\mn, Ahsd s\nbn IpjvTw ]nSnncnpXp Inp Ahs\ Ww AhnsS\np ]pdmn; btlmh Xs _m[nXpsImp Ah Xsbpw ]pdpt]mIphm _sp.

Hmtcmcppw Hmtcm ip{iqj \ntbmKnsnpsnepw FmhcpsSbpw ip{iqj H. IpSpw_n `mhns NpaXe Hv; `mcybpsS NpaXe thsd; afpsS NpaXe asmv. Cu NpaXeI Xn adnISm FmWv kw`hnpsv XncphN\w \s ]Tnnpp. cmPmhv A\[nIrXambn ]ptcmlnXs {]hrn GsSptm cmPmhns s\nbnepmb IpjvTwsImv AXhkm\nn. Dobm cmPmhns Imev henb `qIw DmIpIbpw, AXp tlXphmbn P\ HmSntmIphm CShcnIbpw sNbvXXmbn skJcym{]hmNI\pw Btamkv {]hmNI\pw tcJsSpnbnpv.

Dobm cmPmhns aI\pw sNdpaI\pw sNbvX {]hnI CtXmsSmw \mw a\nemtXpv. aI Xsd A\mb Dobmhp sNbvXXpt]mse Hsbpw btlmshp {]kmZambpffXp sNbvXp Fnepw btlmhbpsS Bebntep Ah ISn; P\tam hjfXzw {]hnpsImncpp. (2 Zn\hrmw 27:2) Fm Dobmhns sImpaI\mb Blmkv sNbvXsXmsWdnbs? Ah ssZhmebnse D]IcWsf FSpp ssZhmebnse D]IcWsf DsSp, btlmhbpsS Bebnsd hmXnepI AsSpIfp sbcpiteansd Hmtcm aqebnepw _en]oT Dmn. (2 Zn\hrmw 28:24) A cmPmhv A\[nIrXambn aZv_lmbn Ibdn [p]anp; aI tZhmebn Ibdn Bcm[\bn kw_nmt]mepw Iqmnbn; sImpaI tZhmebnepsXmw \innv, tZhmebns hmXnepIsf ASv Bcm[\ Xs \nnfp. CXmWv Dobm cmPmhnsbpw ]nXeapdIfpsSbpw eLp PohNcn{Xw.

Cu ]menemWv sbimhns {]hN\s \mw a\nemtXv. Dobmhv acnp Igntm sbimhn\p ssZhs ImWphm km[np. \mw \psS ktlmZc\p ssZhs ImWphm\pw Bcm[\bn kw_nm\pw XSamIcpXv. \ns ktlmZc\p \ntmSp hXpw Dsp t_m[yambm \ns bmKhkvXp bmK]oTn\p ]pdp shnv BZyw \ns ktlmZct\mSp \ncpsImpI; ]ns hp \ns bmKw IgnpI, FmWv Imhv Bcm[\sbpdnv \s ]TnnncnpXv.

ssZhs ImWpXn\papv sbimhns at\m`mhhpw ImgvNmSpw Xptemw hyXykvXambncpp. {]hmNI\mb sbimhp P\tmSp ]dbpp: "Xam{Xw tZiaty ]mhw ampw ew CmXmIpthmfhpw hotSmSp hoSp tNpIbpw hbtemSp hb IqpIbpw sNphp Atm Iw!' (sbimhp 5:8) {]hmNI Bdp {]mhiyamWv Amw Aymbn, "\n\v Atm Iw!' Fp ]dbpXv. Fm ssZhs IpIgntm sbimhns at\m`mhw amdn.

Bcm[\ Ignv ssZhs Zintm {]iv\w aphcptSX, XtXp am{XamsWv sbimhv kzbw kXnpp. "Atm, \n\p Iw!' F sbimhns ssien, "Atm, F\np Iw!' Fmbn amdpp. "Atm Rm: F\np Atm Iw; Rm \inp: Rm ipnbnm A[c Dtffmcp a\pjy; ipnbnm A[c Dff P\nsd \Sphn hknpp; Fsd Ip ssk\yfpsS btlmhbmb cmPmhns\ Iphtm Fp ]dp.' (sbimhp 6:5) Bcm[\bpsS i_vZm DcSnIfpsS ASnm\ Ipepn Bebw ]pIsImp \ndp. hnipmcpsS {]m\ ]pI s]mp [q]hw BsWp shfn]mSp ]pkvXIw Amw Aymbw 8mw hmIyn tbmlm olm Zinpp.

]pIbpmIWsan XobpmbncnWw. Bebn XobpmIpXv Ftm Fs\ Fv ko\mc kmnpp. "Fsd Dffn lrZbnp NqSp]nSnp, Fsd [ym\n Xo In; Atm Rm \mshSpp kwkmcnp.' (ko\ 39:3) Bcm[\bnepsS \psS IpdhpIsf Ip]nSnm \app km[nWw.

Bcm[\bn ssZhhpambn A`napJw BIptmgmWv \mw Bbncnp nXnbpw \psS t]mcmbvaIfpw \app shfnhmbn hcpXv. kzbw IpdhpIsf ImWm\mImsX A\ys IpdhpIsf ImWm {ianpXv Bcm[\bnse hnIeXbmWv. tbmlms kphntijw \memw Aymbn \mw Hcp iacymmcn kv{Xosb ]cnNbsSppv. InWn Icbn Imhpambp kw`mjWw aptmpt]mbtm IpSnm shw tNmZn Imhn\p shw t]mepw sImSpmsX Ah ]Wntev HmSn. Rm sNbvXnpXv Fmw FtmSp ]d Hcp a\pjys\ Rm Ip; Hcp ]s Ah aiolm Bbncnptam Fv Ah sXcphoYnIfn {]Jym]\w sNbvXp. \psS {]iv\sf \app shfnhmbn ImWWsan \mw Imhns apn \nWw. Bcm[\bneqsS \psS IpdhpIsf \app t_myamIWw.

tZhmebw A\p{Klns am{Xw ea; AXp \ymbhn[nbptSbpw IqsS eamWv. kamKa\ IqSmcns Dntep {]thinptm AhnsS Hcp Xncoebpv. XncoeItp {]thinptm ImWpXv: Xm{asmn, \nehnfv, ]ns bmK]oTw. Xm{a]oTw ]WnXncnpXv Xm{aw sImv s]mXnnmWv. Cu \nmW ssienp ]nn Hcp Ncn{Xapv. tami Altdms\bpw Ahs ]p{Xmscbpw ]ptcmlnXmcmbn hmgnm XmsdSpptm, ]q ]utcmlnXyanm, btlmhbpsS Xncp\nhmkn thesNbvhm\pw k`bpsS ip{iqjmbn AhcpsS apmsI \nev]m\pw am{Xw bn{kmtbensd ssZhw thXncnncp, bn{kmtbafn k`m{][m\nIfpw kwLkZkymcpw {]amWnIfpamb Ccp\qXp ]pcpjm s]utcmlnXyw ImwnpsImv hnLSnp \np tamitbmSp acnp.. k` HsmgnbmsX hnipcmIpp; btlmh AhcpsS aty Dp; AXpsImv ]ptcmlnX \nba\n Altcm\pw ]p{Xmpw am{Xa Xġpw {]mXn\n[yw thWsav Ah hmZnp. Fm tami AhcpsS CwKnXn\p hgmsX ssZh\nbn\pthn Imncpp. Cu kIe {]hrnIfpw sNtXnp btlmh Fs Abncnpp; Rm kzta[bmbn Hpw sNbvXnn Fp tamsi AhtcmSv Dcw ]dp.

]ns Znhkw Cu Ccp\qXp ]pcpjmcpw tZhmebnse [q]Ieihpambn ]pdndn [p]hw CSphm\mbn AWn\ncp. Altcm\pw Ahs ]p{Xmcpw btlmhbpsS kn[nbn [p]hw CSphm\mbn AhtcmsSmw Fntp. As\ Ah Hmtcmcp Xmmsd [q]Ieiw FSpp Xobnp AXn [q]hhpw Cp tamsibpw Altcm\pambn kamKa\IqSmcnsd hmXn \np. Fm btlmh AhnsS Hcp A]qImcyw {]hnp. Atm btlmhbn\np Xo ]pdsp [q]w Imnb Ccp\qXpt]scbpw Zlnnp. `qan hmbv Xpdp Ahscbpw AhcpsS IpSpw_sfbpw AhtcmSp tNnpff Fmhscbpw AhcpsS kkns\bpw hngpnfp. Ahcpw AhtcmSp tNnpff Fmhcpw Poht\msS ]mXmfntep Cdn; `qan AhcpsSta ASIbpw Ah k`bpsS CSbn\np \inbpw sNbvXp. Fm Cu [q]Iei hnipamIbm Ahsb FcnXobpsS CSbn \np FSpv ASnp XInSmn. bn{kmtbaġp AXp Hcp m]Ihpw ASbmfhpambn bmK]oTw s]mXnhm D]tbmKnp.

Fnkvtm k`Ifnse Bcm[\m {]Xncq]mIXzfpw ]mccyfpw B\pImenI Xeapdv hnai\ hnjbfmWv. bmK]oTn [p]anptm ]ptcmlnX IcptX \mev kpKhyRvP\sfpdnv ]gb\nban {]Xn]mZnppv. "btlmh ]nsbpw tamsitbmSp Iev]nXp Fsm: \o \dpw]i, KpevKpep, l_m\i Fo kpKhhpw \nekm{mWnbpw FSptWw;' (]pdmSp 30:34) Cu kpKh \ns aWtXn\v \ns hon D]tbmKncpsXpIqSn ASp hmIyn \ntinpp.

\psS {]m\bpw Bcm[\bpw ssZh alXznteq kpK[q]amsX \psS kzb euInI Bhiyn\mbn XoccpXv FmWv CXn {]Xnz\npXv. ]gb\nban \mepIqw Imcy ]dbppsn AXn\p {]Xn]Icambn A\nhmcyamb \mep Iqw Imcy ]pXnb\nban \mw a\nempp. Ah bmN\bpw {]m\bpw ]]mZhpw kvtXm{Xhpw BIpp. "hntijm cmPmmpw kIe A[nImcmpw thn bmN\bpw {]m\bpw ]hmZhpw kvtXm{Xhpw sNtWw Fp Rm kIenpw aps {]t_m[nnpp.' (1 XosamsYsbmkv 2:2) kvtXm{Xw bmKamtWm? kvtXm{Xw bmKamsWp XncphN\w \s ]Tnnpp. "kvtXm{XsabmKw Anph Fs alXzsSpp; Xsd \Sns\ {IasSpphp Rm ssZhnsd csb ImWnpw'.(ko\ 50:23)

sbimhv Xs IpdhpIsf Xncndntm Ah hnipoIcWw hmnpp. ipoIcWns amyaw {InkvXphmWv. Imhmb tbip{InkvXphns Imhdnbn sNmcn cw kIe ]m]hpw t]mn [s ipoIcnpp. sbimhv ipoIcWw B{Klntm kmdm^pIfn Hcp bmK]oTn \np sImSnsImp Hcp Xo\ FSpp, Ahsd hmbvp sXmSphnp: CXm, CXp \nsd A[csf sXmXn\m \nsd AIrXyw \on \nsd ]m]np ]cnlmcw hncnpp Fp ]dp.

Fmhqkntep t]mb injym ]dbpp; Ah XncpshgppIsf ]dp Xcptm \psS lrZbw Insmncnntbm? AXpsImv XncphN\w Xobpw I\epw t]mse a\pjylrZbsf X]vXampp. hN\w AnbmWv Cu hN\w \psS Dnembm \psS A[c ipoIcnsSpw; \psS Dn Xo Ipw; B Xobn \npw ]pI s]mpw. hN\w \s ipoIcnpp; hN\w \s ioIcnpp; hN\w \s kuJyampp.

hnip\mb ]utemkv AsmkvXe X\nsXnscbp A\ymbw tIĸm Ah[npshv Imcm{Kln Ignbptm ]utemkns {]kwKw tIġWsap tZim[n]Xnbmb t^enIvkv B{Klnp. t^enIvkv sblqZ kv{Xobmb Xsd `mcy {Zpknbpambn hp, s]utemkns\ hcpn {InkvXptbiphnep hnizmkspdnp Ahsd {]kwKw tIp. Fm Ah \oXn, C{nbPbw, hcphm\p \ymbhn[n Fnhsbpdnp kwkmcnptm t^enIvkv `b]chi\mbn: Xmew t]mImw; Ahkcw Dtm \ns hnfnnmw Fp ]dp, ]utemkns {]kwKw kam]nnp Fv AtmkvXe{]hnIfn \mw hmbnppv.

bmK]oTnse I\epIfm A[c ipoIcntijw ssZhw A\zjnpp: Rm Bsc Abtp? B \appthn t]mIpw? ssZhns A\zjW i_vZw tI am{Xbn Xs, ssZhs Bcm[\bn Iv ipoIcns sbimhv kza\kmse ssZhns \ntbmKw incm hlnpp. ASnb CXm ASnbs\ AbtWta Fp Ah ]dp.

ssZhns hN\w \psS Dnembm \apv ASnbncnm kmya. hN\w \s cbpsS A\p`hntep hgn \Spp. A\nnXamb ImcyfmWv temIn \SpXv. ]t{Xmkv olm \s {]t_m[npp: "Nne Xmakw Fp hnNmcnpXp t]mse Imhp Xsd hmKvZw \nhnm Xmaknpn. Bcpw \inp t]mImsX Fmhcpw am\kmcsSphm Ah Cnp \ntfmSp ZoLa ImWnptXbpp.'

[Speech delivered at Ecumenical Convention Philadelphia 2008]
Courtesy to: St. Thomas Media Cell And Jerin Juby


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