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OCTOBER 2008 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:07 ISSUE:10

JOURNEY TO EMMAUS
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By REV. FR. DR. V.M. ABRAHAM

Ap Xt Ahcn cpt] sbcpitean \np Ggp \mgnI Zqcapff Fhqv F {Kmantep t]mIbn Cu kw`hnXns\pdnp Hsbpw Xn kwkmcnpsImncpp. kwkmcnpw Xnpw sImncnptm tbip Xm\pw ASppsNp AhtcmSp tNp \Sp. Ahs\ AdnbmXhw AhcpsS Ip \ntcm[nncpp. Ah AhtcmSp: \n hgn \Sp Xn hmZnp Cu Imcyw Fp Fp tNmZnp: Ah hmSnb apJtmsS \np. ssbmmhp F t]cpffh: sbcpiteanse ]ctZinIfn \o am{Xw Cu \mfpIfn AhnsS kw`hn Imcyw AdnbmXncnppthm Fp Dcw ]dp....Ahcpambn `Wnp Ccnptm Ah Aw FSpp A\p{Klnp \pdpn Ahp sImSpp. DSs\ AhcpsS Ip Xpdp Ah Ahs\ Adnp; Ah Ahp A{]Xy\mbn. Ah hgnbn \tmSp kwkmcnp XncpshgppIsf sXfnbnptm \psS lrZbw \psS Dffn Insmncpntbm Fp Xn ]dp. B \mgnIbn Xt Ah Fgptp sbcpiteantep aSntmp. (epsmkv 24:13-33)

B[p\nI temIn a\pjy PohnXns {]XnknIfn Fp sNWsadnbmsX \w Xncnbptm Cu thZhmIy \app {]Xymibntep Nne hgnI NqnmpIbpw {]Xn_ԧfn \mw Fs\ {]XnIcnWsap Nne kqN\I \IpIbpw sNpp. tbip{InkvXp Dbsgpt\p Fv Adnnpw Cu cp injym FpsImmWv {]XymibpsS tI{ambncp tbcpitew hnv Fmhqkntep t]mbn FXv Cu thZ`mKn \npw hya.

GItZiw aqc hjw apv tbipXpcm Ahsc hnhn[ {]tZifn \npw hnhn[ \neIfn \npw XncsSpv Hcp henb kwLamn, Hcp henb Iqmbvabpw sFIyhpw krnv, AhcpsS \mbI\mbn Ahp {]XoIfpw {]XymiIfpw \In tbcpitean kcnbmbncpp. Ahcn Nne hnNmcnp Cu tbip Bbncnpw Ahp ASnaXzn \npw c \IpsXv. hfsc s]smWv AhcpsS {]XoI XISnXv. C\nbpw Fp sNWsadnbmsX injym Nn`ncmbn ]ncnpt]mIp Hcp ]menemWv \mw Cu cp injymcpsS Fmhqkv bm{Xsbn a\nempXv. {]XymibpsS tI{ambncp tbcpitew \ncmibpsSbpw A\nnXXznsbpw tI{ambn amdp ImgvNbmWv \mw ImWpXv. ssZ\w Zn\ PohnXn {]Xymi \inv kSsSp Hcp A\p`hn \npw cbpsS A\p`hntep Hcp {]bmWns {]IS`mhamWv Fmhqkv bm{X Fp a\nemnsmv Cu thZhmIysfn Nnnm Rm B{KlnpIbmWv.

hnhml IqZmibnepsS Hcpanp tNs ZXnI hnhmln\p apv Ahpmbncp {]XoI hnhmlw Ignv GXm\pw Zn\ Ignv \sSptm, k`sbpdnv henb {]XotbmsS ISphcp hnizmknI t\XrXzw \sv {]XnknbnemIptm; asfpdnp {]XoI ]qhWnbmsX t]mIptm; Ccw kmlNcyfnsemw \psS PohnX bm{X Fmhqkv bm{Xbvp kam\amWv.

Fmhpkv bm{Xbn kam[m\ns A\p`hntep aSntmn {][m\ambn thXv Cu injym sNbvXXpXsbmWv. Fmhqkn XfpsS {Kman {]thinptm, kybmImdmb kabw, tbip Xpcm Ahp apnembn aptmv \Sp \opp. Atmgpw Ah Ahp shfnsSpnbncpn. aptmp t]mIphm\mbnv XpSp B a\pjyt\mSv Cu injym ]dbpIbmWv: RtfmSpIqsS ]mpI Fv. Fmhqkv bm{Xbn \apv BhiyambncnpXpw Cu Hcp {]tXyIamb a\ns AhbmWv. tbiphns\ PohnXntep WnpXmb A\p`hw. tbiphns\ IpSpw_fntep Wnphm IgnbWw. tbiphns\ a\pjya\ntep WnpI.

Fmhqkntep bm{X sNbvX injym tbiphns\ XfpsS hmketp Wnpp. \psS a\pIfntev, \psS IpSpw_fntv, \psS Iaefntep, PohnXns Fm Xefntepw tbip WnsSWw. \psS Fm {]h\ aefnepw tbiphns kman]yapmIptm \psS PohnXw kqambn A\p{KlnsSpw. Fmhqknse AhcpsS `h\n Ah Aht\msSmw `Wn\ncnptm Ah Aw FSpp hmgvn \pdpn Ahp sImSpn. AsXmcp hnip Ipm\bpsS A\p`hambncpp. AtXmSpIqSn AXbnencp AhcpsS IpI Xpdsp. Fmhqkv bm{Xbn injymv tbip shfnsXv hnip Ipm\ hgnbmWv. Fmhqkv bm{XbnepS\ofw {]Xnkn A\p`hnp hnizmknI, {]bmka\p`hnp P\kaqlw Xncnpt]mtIXpw FnttcXpw hnip Ipm\bpsS A\p`hntemWv. ssZhhN\amWv \s {InkvXphntep \bnpXv. Fm hnip Ipm\bneqsSbmWv \mw {InkvXphn ]cn]mensSpXv. AXpsImv FgpXs hN\fpw hnip Ipm\bpw {InkvXym\nbpsS PohnXn ]c]qcIfmWv. AXn Hp am{Xambn Hcp {InkvXob k`bvpw BkvXnXzan.

tbip{InkvXphnt\msSmw bm{X sNphm XmcysSptm ]e {]XnknIfpw \apv A`napJoIcntXmbn hcpw. C\n ]e NcyIġpw hyXymkw hcptn hcpw. ]e IqpsIpIfpw Dt]ntXmbn hcpw. Cp]tbmKnp ]e km[\fpw hntXmbn hcqw. CXn\mbn \mw Xmdmsbn am{Xta tbiphnt\mSpIqSn bm{X sNm kmyamIbpp. Cp, "{InkvXp Cu `h\ns \mbI', "tbip AZriy\mb AXnYn' FnXymZn NphscgppI At\I hoSpIfnepw hons Dn \npw Ddtp amsncnpp. tbip \psS honse AXnYnbmsWnepw BXnt[b\mWv \nbnpXv Ftm hcWsapw, Ftm t]mIWsapw; Fp sNWsapw, Fq sNcpsXpw. BXnt[bcmb \mamWv \nbnpXv tbiphns kman]yw Ftm thWsav. tcmKnepw {]XnknIfnepw am{Xw Imhns kman]yw B{Klnp BobXmWv \n ]ecptSXpw. Fm Fmhqkntep bm{Xbn \tmSpbp shphnfn tbip{InkvXphpambn \app kman]yns nc\nbspdnmWv.

hnip tbmlm olm FgpXnb kphntijn \npw \mw ]Tnpp: BZnbn hN\w Dmbncpp; hN\w ssZhtmSpIqsS Bbncpp; hN\w ssZhw Bbncpp. hN\w PUambnXop, Ir]bpw kXyhpw \ndh\mbn \psS CSbn ]mp. R Ahsd tXPv ]nXmhn\np GIPmX\mbhsd tXPmbn Ip. FgpXs hN\w thZ]pkvXIw; PVambno hN\w tbip{InkvXp. Cu PVamb hN\spdnv hnip tbmlm Xs teJ\n hnhcnpp: BZnapXepXpw R tIXpw kz IpsImp IXpw R t\mnbXpw RfpsS ssIsXmXpw Bb Pohsd hN\w. cbpsS ASnm\hpw k`bpsS ASnm\hpw PVoIcsv, acnv Dbsgpt\ tbip{InkvXphmWv.

Xs Im\p`hns Xte cm{Xnbn Ah `nptm tbip Aw FSpp hmgvn \pdpn injymp sImSpp: hmn `nn; CXp Fsd icocw Fp ]dp. ]ns ]m\]m{Xw FSpp kvtXm{Xw sNmn Ahp sImSpp: Fmhcpw CXn \np IpSnn. CXp At\Ipthn ]m]tamN\nmbn sNmcnbp ]pXnb\nbanpff Fsd cw: CXmWv hnip Ipm\bpsS m]\w. CsXmcp shdpw Hm am{Xa, hnizmknv Xs hnizmkPohnXn Poh \Ip A\p`hamsWv hnip tbmlm olm \s {]t_m[nnpp. tbip AhtcmSp ]dXp: Bta, Bta, Rm \ntfmSp ]dbpp: \n a\pjy]p{Xsd amwkw XnmsXbpw Ahsd cw IpSnmsXbpw Ccpm \nġp Dffn Poh C. Fsd amwkw XnpIbpw Fsd cw IpSnbpw sNphp \nXyPoh Dp; Rm HSps \mfn Ahs\ Dbnsgpt]npw. Fsd amwkw kmm `Whpw Fsd cw kmm ]m\obhpw BIpp. Fsd amwkw XnpIbpw Fsd cw IpSnbpw sNph Fnepw Rm Ah\nepw hknpp. Poh\pff ]nXmhp Fs Abnp Rm ]nXmhn aqew PohnpXpt]mse Fs Xnph Faqew Pohnpw. kzn\np Cdnh Aw CXp BIpp; ]nXmm XnpIbpw acnbpw sNbvXXpt]se A; Cu Aw Xnph Ftpw Pohnpw. (tbmlm 6:53-58)

hnimkbm{Xbn {]XnknIfpw {]iv\fpw A\p`hnp P\kaqln\v tbip{InkvXphns kmnyw {]Xymibpw kam[m\hpw ss[cyhpw \Ipp. hnip Ipm\ HcptmsS thWw A\p`hntsXp hnip ]utemkv olm \s {]t_m[nnpp. AtbmKyambn Aw XnpItbm Imhnsd ]m\]m{Xw IpSntbm sNph Fmw Imhnsd icochpw chpw kw_np Ipmc BIpw. a\pjy Xsm tim[\ sNbvXnp thWw Cu Aw XnpIbpw ]m\]m{Xn \np IpSnbpw sNbvhm. XnpIbpw IpSnbpw sNph icocs hnthNnmm X\np inmhn[n XnpIbpw IpSnbpw sNpp. CXp tlXphmbn \nfn ]ecpw _elo\cpw tcmKnIfpw BIpp; At\Icpw \n{ZsImpp. (1 sImcny 11:2730)

Cu Aw \pdp, Cu hn`Pn, Cu ]nSo IuZminIambn {]m[m\yalnpXpt]mse Xs, AXn\p kmaqlnIamb Hcp hihpw {]m[m\yhpapv. A]cnNnX\pw ]ctZinbpamb Hcp a\pjys\ hon Wnp hcpn AZm\w \Inbtm B BXntYb IpSpw_n\v {InkvXphpw ssZhcmPyhpw kamKXambn. CXmWv Aw \pdpens kmaqlnI hiw. IqZmi PohnXneqsS Imhns\ Adnbphm\pw `Wanmhv Aw sImSppXneqsS, ]ctZintbbpw \ncm{ibtcbpw IcpXpXneqsS, tbiphns\ Zinphm\pw kmyamIpsav {InkvXobk` ]Tnnpp. ]nSp A\p`hneqsSbmWv ssZhcmPyn {]thinsSpXv. IqZmibpsS Hcp {]Xnkv]\amWv kmaqlnI tkh\w cpw ]ckv]c ]qcIfmWv. CXp cpw ka\zbnsn am{Xsa k`bpw {InkvXob PohnXhpw ]qXbnsepIbpp.

hnip Ipm\bneqsS Imhns\ Xncndn B injym ASnbncambn sNbvXXv tbcpiteantep aSbm{Xbmbncpp. B \mgnIbn Xt Ah Fgptp sbcpiteantep aSntmp. tbcpitean sNtm Ah ImWpXv Imhns Dbn BmZnp ]Xns\mcphscbpw ap injymtcbpamWv. Ahcpw injymcpsS ktmjn ]ptNp. Cu ktmjnsbpw BmZnsbpw A\p`hs XnckvIcnpsImmWv B cp injym Fmhqkntep bm{X XncnncpXv. Fm tbiphns\ Xs `h\ntev WnpXneqsSbpw hnip Ipm\ A\p`hnepsSbpw Fmhqkntep XfpsS Xncnpt]mn \spt]mb ktmjhpw kam[m\hpw B injymv XncnsI e`npp. Xfnepw hnhmZfnepw AIsv hmSnb apJtmsS Fmhqkntep bm{X sNbvX B injym almktmjtmsS sbcpiteantep aSnsp {InkvXphns Dbns\ [ym\npIbpw {]tLmjnpIbpw kmnpIbpw sNp Xs hnipmtcmSpIqsS BmZnp A\p`hamWv Cu kw`hn ]mTambn \apv e`npXv. \psS HmtcmcpcpsSbpw hnizmkPohnXn\p apnep henb Hcp kmyXbmWv CXv.

Cu P\kaqltmSpw kmnIfpsS henb kaqltmSpw tNp \npsImv Dbsgpt\h\mb tbip{InkvXphns\ hlnphm\pw kmnphm\pw Cu thZ`mKw \s Blzm\w sNpIbmWv. \psS PohnXns {]Xnkn Lfn Fmhqkv bm{Xmcmbn cq]mcsSptm Cu bm{Xbn ASnbcambn ]eXpw \apv sNphm\pv. Xhpw hmZhqw Dt]nv au\hpw [ym\hpw \psS PohnXnepmIWw. tbiphnt\mSp tNp \Sphm\p B{Klw, tbiphns\ \psS PohnXntepw \psS `h\ntepw Wnphm\p Pnmk, XncphN\ [ym\hpw ]T\hpw, hnip Ipm\bnepsSbpw ImcpWy{]h\fneqsSbp ]nS Chsbmw \psS PohnXbm{Xbn AXyw A\nhmcyamb LSIfmWv. ssZhns ]cnipmhv \s AXn\mbn t{]cnns.

[Message delivered at Kallooppara Orthodox Convention 2008
Reported by: Cheriyan Alexander Kallooppara]


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