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APRIL 2007 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:6 ISSUE:04

FORGIVING AND GOOD FATHER
anph\pw \h\pw Bb ]nXmhv

By REV. FR. CHERIAN T. SAMUEL

"As\ Ah Fgptp Asd ASp t]mbn. Zqcp\np Xt A Ahs\ Ip a\enp HmSnsp Ahsd Igpp sInnSnp Ahs\ Npw_np. aI Aht\mSp: Am, Rm kztmSpw \ntmSpw ]m]w sNbvXncnpp; C\n \nsd aI Fp hnfnsSphm tbmKy\ Fp ]dp.' (epsmkv 15:2021)

ta Dcn thZ`mKw, Ghpw kp]cnNnXamb Hcp thZ]pkvXI D]IYbpsS `mh]ctImSnbmb cp hmIyfmWv. hgn]ngv Xtmnbmbn hon\npw Cdntmb Hcp aIs Xncnphchns\ {]Xn]mZnv Imhmb tbip{InkvXp Xs ]ckyip{iqj Imep Xncphmbv samgn Hcp D]abmWnXv. B[p\nI temIPohnXnse ]e IpSpw_fpsSbpw A\p`h {]Xn^ennp Hcp thZ`mKamWnXv. kvt\l\n[nbmb ]nXmhmb ssZhns kmnyn\npw AIpt]mIp A\p`hns D]abmWv \mw ChnsS ImWpXv.

m]nXambXpw kzm]cambXpw Bb Xmcyġpthn PohnpsImv XmfSnbmbntmIp IpSpw__ԧfpsS IY ]dbp thZ`mKamWnXv. Gns ]hn{Xamb XmepIsf \innpIfbp B[p\nI a\pjys Hcp tcJmNn{Xw. Cu cp hmIy Atim[\bneqsS A\pXm]ntep Xncnph Hcp aIs \pdpnb lrZbns ko\hmIyfmsWp BapJambn Rm ]dbs. apSnb\mb ]p{X [The Prodigal Son] Fp temIsamSpw AdnbsSp Cu D]abpsS iojI \maoIcWnse Nne `mh\Isfpdnv BZyambn \app Aw Nnnmw. kXy A\pXm]n, Xm sNbvX sXpIsfmw Ip\otcmsS Xs ]nXmhnt\mSpw kztmSpw Gp]dv am\kmcntep ISph sNdpmscs\bmWv temIw Cpw apSnb]p{X F t]cn hnfnpXv. Hcp Zpjvt]cp Innbm AXp Xqpamm ssha\kyw Imm\mWv temIns {]hWX. hep`mKs Ių ki\mb Imhnt\mSv ]m] Gp]dv ]dpZokbpsS AhIminsbp ssZh]p{X\n\npw Amcw e`nnpw Cpw temIw honpXv I\mbnpXsbmWv.

apSnb]p{X Fp temIw hnfnpshnepw Atlw am\kmcsv, ]nXmhpambn A\pcRvP\sv cq]mcns t{ijvTamb A\p`hw temIn\p ImnsmSp hynbmWtlw. Cu D]ap asmcp t]cpsImSpphm Rm B{KlnpIbmWv. D]a Bcw`npXv "Hcp a\pjy\p cp ]p{Xm Dmbncpp', Fp ]dpsImmWv. IpSpw_]men \S Cu ZrmIYbn hfsc {]m[m\yap Hcp IpSpw_mwKns A`mhw \app ZriyamIpp. ]m]ntepw \mintepw Xncnbm Xocpam\saSp aIs\ D]tZinm\pw XncnpsImphcphm\pw {]m]vXamb Hcp AbpsS A`mhamWv \app ZriyamIpXv. AXpsImv BZyambn Cu D]ap \ntinp t]cmWv. "The Parable of missed/lost mother". IpSpw__ԧ XIpt]mIp Hcp ImebfhmWv CXv. Cu aI\pthn Ip\otcmSpIqSn {]mnphm B IpSpw_n Hcp AbnmsXt]mbn. Cu aI\v icnbmb Znimt_m[w \In ]cn]menp hgn\Sm\pw, _meywapX aSnbnencpn kZp]tZi ]dpsImSpm\pw \ \nd Hcp Asb AhnsS ZriyamIpn. IppfpsS Bobhpw am\knIhpamb hfbn amXmhns ]v AXn{]m[m\yalnpXmWv. AXpsImmWv AamcpsS DchmZncmlnXyw IpSp_ns henb Hcp \ambn Rm DundbpXv. Men make houses with bricks and stones, it is the women who make it a home. ]pcpjmcpsS DchmZnw Ipw aWepwsImv hoSv DmpXmsWn kv{XobpsS DchmZnw AXns\ IpSpw_amnopI FXmWv.

B[p\nI IpSpw_fn ZriyamIp iamb Hcp shphnfnbmWnXv. Cp hoSpIfn Abpv. Fm {]mnpIbpw asf {]mnm ]TnnpIbpw t{]cnnpIbpw sNp Hcp Abn. {^mkns\ ]Sppbnb s\tmfnb t_mWmv B cmPys kv{XoP\fpsS apn Bbp[w shv IogSn ]dbpIbpmbn: Let France have good mothers so that they will have good sons to build this country. ]Xns\mw \qmns tXcmfnbpw t]mcmfnbpw ]S\mbI\pw Bbncp a\pjy Xs \nklmb Ahsbn ]dbpp: Hcp cm{s ]Sppbm F\np Ignbpw, Fm Hcp tacm{w ]Sppbm D Ignhv {^mknse kv{XoIġp am{XamWv. XfpsS Ippġpthn ssZhn\papn Icp{]mnp Aam \psS kaqlnepmIWw.

cmaXmbn, [qSnmthn aġp [mcmfw ]Ww A\mbmkambn sImSpp Hcp B[p\nI ]nXmhns IYbmWnXv. [q\mb As [q\mb aI\mWv apSnb]p{X. karnbpsSbpw emf\bptSbpw AXn{]kcnemWv ]e Ippfpw \apv \ambntmIpXv. Hcp Bwtb NnImc ]dncnpXv; Parents are the bows and children are the arrows placed on it. hfncnp hnv amXm]nXmfpw AXn sXmSpm ]mIn\p shnp ApI IppfpamWv. Cu ApIsf FhntSp ]mbnWsaXns DchmZnw amXm]nXmfn \nn]vXambncnpp. Xġp sXmSpm\mbn e`nncnp ApI ssZhnIkmnyntetm euInItamlfntetm eyw shbvphm amXm]nXmġp ]p kzmX{yapv. aZyns t\sc, kmaqlnIXnIfpsS t\sc XncnphnSp ApI A[mnIXbntep \bnsSpw FXv kphnZnXamWv.

aqmaXmbn, Cu D]a \sSp Hcp aIs IYbmWv. cmbncw hjġapv AcpacI\mb Imhv ]d Cu aIs \w kqNnnpXv \spt]mIp Hcp bphXeapdsbbmWv. Cu D]a AhmIpw t]mse \psS Xeapdbnse F{Xtbm IppfmWv abpacpn\SnabmIpXv? Hcp {]kn sshZyimkv{Xs A`n{]mb{]Imcw ham\Xeapd tamN\anmhw FbnUvkns ]nSnbn Aapt]mbn. hcpwXeapdsb Cu {]Xnknbn\npw IcIbphm Xhw Hcp {]Xymi am{Xta Ahtijnppp. hfcp Xeapdsbsbnepw Bob\njvTbphcmbn, [mnIaqeyaphcmbn hfphm apXn Xeapd Fp XmdmIppthm Ap am{Xta temIn\p Cu {]Xnknbn\npw IcIbdm kmyamIbpp. hfsc `oXnP\Iamb Hcp hnjbambn \mw CXns\ ImWWw. sshZyimkv{Xw ssZhimkv{Xnapn ASnbd ]dbp Hcp nXhntijamWnXv.

GXphn[nepw [\w kmZnphm B[p\nItemIw ]cw ]mbpIbmWv. Bpthn CsXmw kmZnppthm B IppfpsS kpcnXXzw t]mepw IWnseSpmsXbmWv a\pjy ]cw ]mbpXv. Hcp IhnbpsS `mh\bn 'An interview with God' F IhnXmkamlmcn Atlw Cs\ ]dbpp: Men loose their health to make money and then they loose their money to restore their health. Atlns `mh\bn ssZhn\p a\pjys\nbp Hcp ]cmXnbmWnXv. a\pjy [\w kmZnmthn AhcpsS BtcmKyw \sSppp. As\ \s BtcmKyw hosSpm a\pjy Ah kmZn ]Ww NnehnSpp. Ccw Hcp sshcpynemWv a\pjy PohnpXv. [qcmb aXm]nXm XfpsS asf kzbw \sSppIbmWv.

ASpXmbn, Iodndn hkv{Xfpambn Hcp t]tmeambn aI ISphcnIbmWv. Cu aIs Xncnphchn\pthn In Fsbmgnv ImncnbmWv B ]nXmhv. ZqcpshpXs X aIs\ Iv Xncndnp HmSnsp Ahs Igpp sInnSnv A Ahs\ Npw_np. Ahs\ hninjvTamb hkv{X [cnnp. Ahs ssIp s]mtamXncw AWnbnp. aI sNbvXpIqnb Fm A]cm[fpw XnIfpw A_fpsamw Hcp \nanjw anp Hcp As\bmWv \mw ImWpXv. AXpsImv Cu D]asb, "The parable of forgiving father" Fpw t]cp ]dbmw. Fmw adv, Fmw klnv, Cu aI\pambnp _w ]p\m]n abpsS ]mcayamb Hcp As D]abmWnXv. ]ecpw \nԯn\p hgptm ]dbmdpv. "Rm anmw, Fm HcpImepw Rm\nXp adpIbn.' FmWv a? Hcp NnI ]dncnpXp {inpI. The stupid mind neither forgive nor forget, foolish forgive but never forget, the good forgive and forget. t`mj anpIbpan adpIbpan, Aڳ anpp ]s adpn, Fm \bph anpIbpw adpIbpw sNpp. ssZhw anpsXs\sbp XncphN\w \s Adnbnpp. "Rm AhcpsS AIrXyw tamNnpw; AhcpsS ]m]w C\n Hmbpw C Fp btlmhbpsS AcpfmSp.' (bnscaymhp 31:34) anpIbpw adpIbpw sNp Hcp ssZhamWv \appXv.

Cu D]abnse ]nXmhv BcmWv? ]nXmhns cp Xenep apJfmWv \app Zinphm km[npXv. Hp `uXnIw, atXp kzobw. s\mbnepw \akvImcnepw, Bcm[\bnepw ip{iqjbnepw, Bob]mccynepw A[njvTnXamb Hcp ss]XrIns `mhamWv B ]nXmhns `uXnIapJw. 85mw ko\n Cu D]abnse \h\mb ssZhns kzobapJw Zinphm \app km[npw. "Imth, \o \h\pw anph\pw \ntmSp At]nphtcmsSmsbpw almZbmephpw BIpp.' (ko\ 86:5) Cu ]nXmhv kznse ssZhamWv. hgn ]ng PohnXn \npw Hmtcm a\pjy\pw Xncnphcm B{KlnpIbpw ImncnpIbpw sNp ssZhamWv kznse ssZhw. Am, Rm kztmSpw \ntmSpw ]m]w sNbvXp, C\n \ns ]p{Xs\p hnfnphm Rm tbmKy\ Fp A\pX]nv hnfnt]nptm Dt]nh\mWv kznse ssZhw. A\pX]np Hmtcm ]m]ntbbpw Hmp kzw ktmjnpp.

[St. Mary's Thottupuram Church Convention 2007
Reported by: E. S. George Prakkanam, Kerala]


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