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AUGUST 2010 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:09 ISSUE:08

JONAH WHO SEEKS SECURITY
kpcnXXzw B{Klnp tbm\m

By REV. FR. JOHN THOMAS KARINGATTIL
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ASpnsS Rm a[pcbn Hcp Bv Kmedn kinpXn\nSbmbn. [mcmfw Nn{X AhnsS {]Zinnncpp. Nn{XfpsS CSbnembn thZ]pkvXIn {]Xn]mZnsSp Hcp ]gb\nba {]hmNIs at\mlcamb Nne hyXykvX Nn{X {]Zinnncpp. ]gb\nban \mev Aymbfp Hcp {]hN\]pkvXIamWv tbm\bpsS ]pkvXIw. CXnse \mev Aymbfn \mev hyXykvXfmb BibfmWv \mw ImWpXv. Cu \mep Aymbfnse BibfmWv Nn{XImc {]Xn^ennpXv Fv, B Nn{Xsf hfsc kqvaambn ]cntim[nm \app a\nemphm km[npw.

Iens ASnn IangvpInSv \hw Ddp Hcp tbm\msb BWv BZyNn{Xn \mw ImWpXv. B Nn{Xns ASnpdnv C{]ImcamWv. Johna who seeks security. Xs `mh\bnse kpcnXXzw B{Klnp Hcp tbm\msb BWv Nn{XImc B Nn{Xn Nn{XoIcnv FgpXnbncnpXv.v.

Cs temInsbpw B[p\nI a\pjysbpw {]XoIamWv Cu Nn{Xw. kmaplnI imkv{Xns ]men Cu Nn{Xns Bibs \mw A]{KYntnbncnpp. Cu Nn{Xn\v Bkv]Zamb thZhmIyw C{]ImcamWv: "tbm\tbm Iensd ASnn CdnInSp \hw DdpIbmbncpp.' (tbm\m 1:5) FpsImmWv tbm\m Iens ASnn Cdnsv KmVambn DdnbXv? Nn{XImcs `mh\bn tbm\m oWw sImtm Azm\ioew sImtm A DdntmbXv. {]XypX, kzw kpcnXzw B{KlnpsImv tbm\ Iens ASnn GI\mbn IangvpInSv Ddn. tbm\bpsS Cu kzbkpcnXXzw tXSen\v Hcp ImcWapv.

AXns ImcWw Hmas AymbnXs Dv. alm\Kcamb \os\thbntep sNp AhcpsS ZpXbvv hntcm[ambn {]kwKnphm AanmbpsS aI\mb tbms\p btlmhbpsS AcpfmSp Dmbn. Fm tbm\m btlmhbpsS I\sb [ncnv Ahs kn[nbn\np Xiointep HmSntmtIXn\p ]pdsp bmt^mhntep sNp, Xiointep t]mIp Hcp I Ip IqensImSpp AhtcmSp IqsS Xiointep t]mbvfhm AXn Ibdn. iamb Hcp {]hN\amWv btlmhbmb ssZhw tbm\mtbmSv AcpfnsbvXXv. ssZhtmSv adpXenv HmSntmb tbm\m B{KlnXv Xs Xs kpcnXXzambncpp. \ns\shbpsSbpw AhnSs P\fpsSbpw kpcnXXzw tbm\bvv Hcp {]iv\ambncpp. AXpsImmWv tbm\m Iens ASnn \hw DdntmbXv.

Cs temIns henb {]iv\w Fmhcpw XfpsS kzw kpcnXXzw am{Xw B{Klnpp FXmWv. `mcybvp `mcybpsS kpcnXXzw; `mhn\p `mhns kpcnXXzw. Cu kzb kpcnXXzs \mw B{Klnp IcpXptm At\IcpsS kpcnXXzw \sSpp. IpSpw_\mY Xs kpcnXXzs ]cncnptm IpSpw_mwKfpsS kpcnXXzw \sSpp. \ns\hbnse P\fpsS kpcnXXzn\pthn {]kwKnphm \ntbmKns btlmhbpsS {]hmNI Xs kpcnXzw tXSn Xiointep HmSntmIpp.

Fm Xs P\ns apgph\mb kpcnXXzs IcpXp btlmhbmb ssZhw Xs {]hmNIs\ kzb kpcnXXzw am{Xw tXSn HmSphm A\phZnn. btlmh tbmkap{Zn Hcp s]cpmp ASnnp; I XIp t]mIphm Xhw kap{Zn hensbmcp tIm Dmbn. Im `bsp Hmtcmcp Xmmsd tZht\mSp \nehnfnp. Dcm[p\nI temIns {]XoIamWv tbm\m.

BcpsS \nanw Cu A\w hncnpp FdntbXnp Ah Nonp; Nop tbms\p hoWp. Ah Aht\mSp: BcpsS \nanw Cu A\w \psSta hp Fp \o ]dpXtcWw; \nsd sXmgn Fp? \o FhnsS \np hcpp? \nsd \mSp GXp? \o GXp PmXnmc? Fp tNmZnp. hfsc {itbamb Hcp DcamWv tbm\m Ahp \IpXv. Rm Hcp F{_mb, ISepw Icbpw Dmnb kzobssZhamb btlmhsb Rm `Pnphcpp Fp ]dp. Ah AhtcmSp: Fs FSpp kap{Zn CpIfhn; Atm kap{Zw ASpw; Fsd \nanw Cu henb tIm \nġp Xnbncnpp Fp Rm Adnbpp Fp ]dp. CXp Hcp Xncndnhns {]kvXmh\bmWv. Rm aqeamtWm IpSpw_n {]XnknbpmIpXv? Rm \nanamtWm kaqln {]iv\ DmIpXv? Rm aqeamtWm CShIbn Akzmckyw krnsSpXv? B Xncndnhv \appmIWw. Cu XncndnhnmXpsImmWv \mw aphcn ]gnNmcpXv.

tbmlms kphntijn kzw kpcnXXzn\mbn ]t{Xmkv tbiphns\ Xnd kw`hw \mw hmbnpp. "hmXn Imp _meymcn ]s{Xmknt\mSp: \obpw Cu a\pjysd injymcn Hcpht\m Fp tNmZnp; A Fp Ah ]dp.' (tbmlm 18:17) eqtmkns kphntijn Cu kw`hw IptdqSn khnkvXcamWv. 'Aht\m: kv{Xotb, Rm Ahs\ Adnbpn Fp Xffndp.' (epsmkv 22:57) BZykphntijamb atmkns kphntijn IqtdqSn iambn hnhcnnpv."\n ]dbp a\pjys\ Rm Adnbpn Fp Ah {]mIphm\pw BWbnSphm\pw XpSn.' (asmkv 14:71) kzw kpcnXXzs am\npsImv Fmw adv ]t{Xmkv Kpcphns\ Xndp.

injyXzw Fp ]dbpXv {Iqin BWv. injyXzw Imhdnbntep XomS\w BWv. kJnXzw Fp ]dbpXv Poh ]WbsSppXmWv. Fm Cv kzw kpcnXXzw tXSn a\pjy s\tmw HmSpIbmWv. GXp {]m\bvpt]mbm Fs tcmKw kuJyamIpw? FhnsS t]mbm F\nv Bob DWv DmIpw? GXp Iqmbvabn t]mbm Fs B{Kl km[npw? Fp sNbvXm Fs PohnXw kpcnXamIpw? CXmWv Cs temIns NnmKXn.Fm Imhv \s ]TnnncnpXv C{]ImcamWv."Xsd Pohs\ t\Sphm t\mphs\mw AXns\ Ifbpw; AXns\ Ifbphs\mw AXns\ cnpw.' (epsmkv 17:33)

\psS cmPyns AXnnI Impkqnp PhmmcpsS t{]cWmin FmWv? AXmWv cmPykvt\lw: At\IcpsS kpcnXXzw. \psS Abmcpw ktlmZco ktlmZcmcpw {Kmafnepw ]Wfnepw kpcnXcmbn IgnbWsan Cs\bp At\Iw a\pjy ktlmZc AXnnbn ImhInStXpv. tbiphn\pthn bmX\bpw ]oV\hpw kln At\Iwt] Ncn{Xnepv; Cs temInepapv. Ahp thZimkv{X ]mnXyan, FXnp tXmnm\p {XmWnbpw Icpan. ]s Ahv Hp am{Xw Adnbmw. Pohnp \{kmb\mb tbip XfpsS kpcnXXzs IcpXpp. B tbiphns\ Ah Xncndntm XfpsS PohnXs ]WbsSpphm Ahp `bapmbn. Cp \apv kZv karnbpv, {]ISamb coXnbn BoIh\bpv. Fm \psS NnmKXn \psS kzw kpcnXXzs NpnnbpXmWv. tbm\m kzw kpcnXn am{Xw {inXpsImv Ibm{XmcpsS kpcnXXzw \sp; \ns\hbnse P\fpsS kpcnXXzw \sp.

cmas Nn{Xw, ayns hbn InSp tbm\mbptSXmbncpp. Nn{Xnse tbm\m ayns hmbnencnpp. hbntep t]mIpp. csSm B{Klnp tbm\m Fmbncpp B Nn{Xns ASnpdnv. Ien \npw ISentep hensdnbs tbm\msb hngpphm btlmhbmb ssZhw Hcp ays Inmnbncpp. tbm\m aqp Znhkw ayns hbn InSp. CXmWv Cu Nn{Xns ]me thZ]pkvXI {]Xn]mZyw. Hmw Aymbn Iens ASnn DdpIbmbncp tbm\m cmw Aymbn ayns hbnencpp {]mnpXmbn \mw ImWpp.

ssZhn\pthn ssZhns at\mKXw {]Jym]\w sNph\mWv {]hmNI. ssZhn\pthn a\pjytcmSp kwkmcnph\mWv {]hmNI. Xs \ntbmKs \ntj[nv btlmhbm ]nSnstm tbm\m ssZhtmSv apnmbn {]mnpp. `uXnIambn ayns hbn\npw cs]Sm bmsXmcp amhpan. Cs temIns henb {]iv\amWv CXv. temIns am Fmw ASbptm ssZhntep XncnbpI. {]mnpI. B kabv henb {]m\mq cq]saSppp. GXphnt[\bpw cs]SWw.. cmw Aymbw apgph tbm\mbpsS {]m\bmWv. ]gb\nba 69mw ko\ambncpp tbm\mbpsS {]m\bpsS {]Xn]mZyw. B[p\nI BoIX Ah\h\n tI{oIrXamWv. \psS kamImeo\ temIs {Kknncnp cv tcmK kpJmknbpw hnPbt\hpamWv. BtKmfhcWns ]nSnbn ackzcq]amb temIv, FhnsSbpw PbnWw; Fs\bpw PbnWw. GXphnt[\bpw kpJhpw kuJyhpw e`nWw. \psS {]m\IfpsS s]mXphmb kmcmwihpw CXpXsbmWv. Fm tXmpsImSppXn Pbw ImWpXpw kpJtemep]Xsb ]cnXyPnpXpamWv tbip{InkvXphns injyXzw. temIn\p \spt]mbXv Cu amXrIbmWv. ]Icw, temIns amXrI \s \bnpsImncnpp. ssZhI\sb AhKWnp Xiointep HmSntmb tbm\sb ayw \ns\hbpsS ISncv innSpp.

aqmas Nn{Xn oWnX\mb tbm\m Hcp IpSnencppsImv apIfntep t\mpp. "kmlNcy A\zjnp tbm\m' Fmbncpp B Nn{Xns ASnsbgpv. C{]Imcap Hcp tbm\msb \mw ImWpXv aqmw AymbnemWv. aqmw Aymn \mw tbm\msb ImWpXv \ns\hbnemWv. btlmhbpsS cmw {]mhiys AcpfmSp A\pkcnv tbm\m aqp Znhks hgnbp AXnalmb alm\Kcamb \os\thbn ISp BZyw Hcp Znhks hgnsNp: C\n \mev]Xp Znhkw Ignm \os\th DqeamIpw Fp tLmjnp ]dp. ImXpIsf Pzennp, tIhnmv BkzmZyX ]Icp, a\n\v Cw ]Icp {]kwKw tIġm\mWv Fmhcpw B{KlnpXv Fm tbm\mbpsS {]kwKw A{]Imcambncpp. Fm \ns\shm tNmZnp, "R Fp sNWw?' tbm\m AXn\p Dcw ]dn.

Fm \os\thm ssZhn hnizknp Hcp D]hmkw ]ckyw sNbvXp henbhcpw sNdnbhcpw Hcpt]mse cpSpp. ham\w \os\th cmPmhnsd ASp Fnbmsd Ah knwlmk\n \np Fgptp cmPhkv{Xw \onshp cp ]psXp shodn Ccpp. Ah \os\thbn Fpw tLmjnnp ]ckyamnbXp Fsm: cmPmhnsdbpw Ahsd alpfpsSbpw BbmhnXp: a\pjyt\m arKtam IpImentbm BtSm Hpw Hcp hkvXphpw BkzZncpXp; tabvbpw shw IpSnbpw AcpXp. a\pjy\pw arKhpw cp ]psXp Dn ssZhtmSp hnfnp At]ntWw; Hmtcmcp Xmmsd Zpmhpw Xmmsd ssIep kmlkhpw hnp a\wXncnIbpw thWw. t\mv BhiysSp {][m\amb cp ImcyfmWv Ch. kvt\lnphm\pw anphm\pw ]TnnpXmWv s\mbv.

Cu kabp tbm\m sNbvXsXmWv? Xs {]Jym]\a\pkcnv \Kcns ]X\w ImWm B{Kln tbm\m \ns\sh \Kcntep Dpt\mnsmncpp. \ns\hbnse kP\hpw btlmhbntep Ipbn t\mnbtm tbm\m X\n\pIqeamb kmlNcysf t\mnsmncpp. hnPmXob kaqlw cs]ScpsXv tbm\m B{Klnncpp. Xs {]kwKw {]mtbmKnIamphm Atlw B{Klnncpn. \ns\shm ssZhntep kqnpt\mn. ]pcpjm IcbpIbpw kv{XoI hne]nbpw ss]X \nehnfnpIbpw sNbvXp. ssZhw hopw A\pX]np \mw \inpt]mImsXbncntXn\p Ahsd D{KtIm]w hnpamdpambncnpw; Bdnbmw. \ns\h hmknIfpsS {]m\ kzntep Itcdn.Ah Zpmw hnpXncnp Fp ssZhw AhcpsS {]hrnIfm Itm Xm Ahp hcppw Fp AcpfnsbvXncp A\spdnp ssZhw A\pX]np AXp hcpnbXpan.

\psSsbmsbpw PohnXn ]etmgpw C{]Imcw \ B{Klnpt]mImdns. \ptSXmb kz]v\fn A\ycpsS ]X\w \mw t\mnmWmdns? temIn\p henb amw DmtInbncnpp. BtKmfhcWns Xn^e \psS kmwkvImcnIXsb Xs amnadnpsImncnbmWv. F]XpIfpsS Bcw`n FgpXnb HkvXmntbmkv Xncpta\nbpsS ]pkvXIn ]dbpp, Zcn{ZtemIn [\hm\mbncnpXv ]m]amsWv. tbmKyXbphs am{Xw \ne\nv F NnmKXn amdWw. [mnIambn PohnpXn ]cmPbshcpsS AXnPoh\hpw Iqmb ImcyhnNmcIXzhpw AXymhiyambncnpp. \ns\hbn kw`hnXv C{]Imcap Hcp AXnPoh\amWv. GXphnt[\bnembmepw tXmpt]mbhcpsS AXnPoh\w ssZhw B{Klnpp. AXnPoh\w kpcamb Hcp A\p`hhpw A\p`qXnbpw BWv. A[mnIXbntem Zpjv{]hntem ASnaspt]mbmepw AXnPoh\w A\nhmcyamWv. s\mbpw {hXhpw {]m\bpamWv AXnPoh\ns am.

[Message delivered at Chengaroor Convention 2009]
Reported by: Cherian Alexander]


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