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JANUARY 2011 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:10 ISSUE:01

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By REV. FR. K.K. JOHN, PHILADELPHIA

"\nsf hnfn hnipp Hhw A\pkcWap afmbn Fm \Snepw hnipcmIphn. Rm hnip\mIbm \nfpw hnipcmbncnn,' (1 ]t{Xmkv 1:1516)

hnipn:
"hnipn' F hmn\v amen\yanmbva, shSnpXv FsmsbmWv km[mcW hnh. [moIaqeyw Dsm,v \bnepw kXynepw \oXnbnepw PohnpXv hnipnbpsS AhXs. X\Xmb An ssZhn\pam{Xw AhImis AhbmWnsXp Fm ]pcmX\ aXfpw ]Tnnpp. kpdnbm\n`mjbn "IZv' (IsZjv) F aqe hmnp apdnpampI, ths]SppI, Fsms Aw Dv. Hcp etam, km[\tam, hyntbsbm, ssZhkw_amb Dtinmbn thXncnp kanqXn\p hnipoIcnpI Fpw A{]Imcw kanXambXns\ hnipw, hnip Fpw ]dbmw. CtX Aw Xs lo{_p, "tJmtZiv', F aqehmn\pv. {Kon lmKntbmkv Fp ]dbpw. "\nfpsS ssZhamb btlmh F Rm hnip\mIbm \nfpw hnipcmbncnn,' Fp tehy]pkvXIw 19:2 epw, "btlmhtbtmse ]cnip C' Fp 1 iapth 2:2 epw, "\obtm GI ]cnip', Fp shfn]mSv 15:4 epw, ImWpp. hnipn ssZhn\p am{Xw tbmKyamb Hcp hntijWw BIpp Fp hyamp hN\fmWnh. Cu Bibw DsmpXsbmWp "]cnip\mb GI ]nXmhpw, ]cnip\mb GI ]p{X\pw, ]cnip\mb GI dqlmbpamsX ]cnip\n,' Fp hn Ipm\bn \mw {]Jym]npXpw, hnizknpXpw.

]cnipm:
kXyw Cu hn[san, ssZhamXmhv, AsmkvtXme, klZm, _mhmXncpta\n, ]cpaencpta\n, Fns\, hmntmbhcpw icoctmsSbphcpamb a\pjysc ]cnip Fp hnfnpXp thZhn]coXat?' \hoIcWmcpsS Cu tNmZyw tIp ]Ip \nm HmtUmIvkv hnizmknI Xptemw hncfas{X. ssZhw kzbta ]cn]q ]cnip\mIpp, ssZhns D shfnsSpp AYhm {]Jym]np hntijWamWp ]cnipn. AXp ampw DX, Bpw D]tbmKnphm\pw ]mSn. Fm \njvI]Samb PohnXhpw \ncc kaWhpw {]m\bpw [ym\hpw \oXn\njvTbpw sImv ssZh tXPp {]m]nhcpw, kzPohnXn AXp {]Xn^ennhcpw ]cnipnbpsS DX tkm]m\n IbdnbhcmIpp. Fs\sbm, kqcy\n\np {]Imiw kzoIcnp `qanbntep {]Xn^ennp Xnfp N{s\tmse. kqc kzbw {]Iminp tKmfhpw N{ kqcy\n \np e`n {]Imiw {]Xn^ennpI am{Xw sNp tKmfhpw FXmWp hyXymkw. kqcy\pw N{\pw {]Iminpp Fnepw Hcpt]mseb; kqcy intbdnb Duhpw {]Imihpw Xcpp, N{ t\tc adnpw. AXpt]mse ssZhw kzXsh (kzbw`q) ]cnip\pw, ssZhtXPp e`nh ssZhn\p ]cnipcpw Fp Nnnm ssh_yw CmXmhpw.

thZ]pkvXIn ssZhs kw_npXpw, ssZhkmnyapXpw, ssZhn\p kansXpw, Bb ew (]pdmSp 3:5), km[\w (tdma 11:16), Zn\w (]pdmSp 16:23), hyn (ko\ 16:10), amemJam (ambn 25:31), ssII (1 Xnsmkv 2:8), IrkvXym\nI (2 ]s{Xmkv 2:19), sbdqitew \Kcw (s\slaymhp 11:1), alm]ptcmlnXs apSn (]pdmSp 29:6), bmK]oTw (]pdmSp 29:37), ]ptcmlnX (tehy]pkvXIw 21:7), Bcm[np P\w (kwJym]pkvXIw 16:3), kan ImgvNbw (1 kwJym]pkvXIw 21:6), tZhmebw (ko\ 11:4), ]Xw (ko\ 48:1), ssZhP\w (C{kmtb, sbimhp 62:12), Fns\ Poh\pXpw, CmXpamb kƯn\pw hnipn Btcm]nnpv. btlmhbvp kan sbdpitew tZhmebn ssZhw hknXn\m hnipoIcnp kans Fm tZhmebfnepw ssZhw hknpp Fpw, ssZhkanXamb hynbpw, hkvXphpw, ehpw, hnipnbpXmsWpap ]pcmX\ kw Cpw \ne\npp.

ssZhtXPns ]qX a\pjy\n:
Fm kynIfnepw ssZhhnipn Npcpnb- Afhn Dsmpp . AXv "kw {_abw' F coXnbne, {]XypX, krn-bn Fmw ssZhtXPp hym]cnpp F \nebnes{X. AXpsIms{X hn Ipm\bn, Xqtbmt_m \Sptm timimm sImv Imkmbpw ]oemkmbpw aqSnsmv, "hvsXiv_pls FkvaeoXv Iqtelv {_oskm' AXmbXv "Ahs alXzw krn apgph\nepw \ndncnpp' Fp {]kvXmhnpXv. AXn\ms NcmNcsfmw ssZhhnipnbn ]p tNcpp. Fm k kynbpsSbpw aIpSw a\pjy\mIpp. ImcWw, `qan, BImiw, shfnw, \{XtKmf, Dbcw, Bgw, kkyeXmZnI, PePohnI. ]dhPmXnI, IpImenI, CgPp, Fnh hN\m DmZnXambn; "DmIs Fp ssZhw Inp, Ah Dmbn.' Fm kz cq]nepw kmZriynepw a\pjys\ krnp, NcmNcsfmntepw hmgphm\pw, \XnI Xncndnv XncsSpphm\p AhImihpw \In. "cq]hpw kmZriyhpw' FXpsImv AampXv, a\pjykz`mhn Aeo\ambXpw arKġnmXpamb khntijX, AXmbXv, [moI Xncndnhv, bpn D]tbmKnphm\p Ignhv, hynXzw, Cmin, ssZh_ԯn aptdphm\p kmyX FsmsbmIpp. asmcn, ssZhtXPp IqSpX Dsmphm\pw, AXns ]qXbntep hfcphm\pw a\pjy\p am{Xta km[nq. "Blmc, \n{Zm, `b, ssaYp\w N / kmam\ytaXXv ]ip`ncmWmw / [tmln tXjma[ntIm \cmWmw / [taW lo\mx ]ip`nx kam\x' F kwkvIrX hcnI XnIpw icnXs, AXmbXv, [moI t_m[w \s a\pjy arKXpey BWs{X.

]pXnb \nba k]w:
]gb\nbaImev tZhmebn\p am{Xw knncp ]hn{XX ]pXnb \nbaImev a\pjyicocn\pw knpXpSn. "Cu ancw s]mfno, Rm aqp Znhkn\Iw AXns\ ]Wnbpw, ... Aht\m Xs icocspdns{X ]dXv,' (tbmlm 2:19, 21) "AXypX ssIWnbmbXn hknpnXm\pw:' (Asm: {]hrnI 7:43), "\n ssZhns ancw Fpw ssZhns Bmhp \nfn hknpp...' (1 sImcny 3:16), Fpw D hmIy hnipnsb kw_nv {]_eamb ]pXnb\nba NnbmIpp. A\pkcWw, Xmgva, hn\bw, kvt\lw, ktmjw, kam[m\w, ZoLa, Zb, ]tcm]Imcw, hnizkvXX, kuayX, C{nbPbw, (KemXy 5:22) Fo ]cnipm ^e ]pdsSphnphcmWv hnipnbn PohnpXpw hfcpXpw. PUns {]hynIfmb ZpSv, Aipn, ZpjvImaw, hn{Klmcm[\, B`nNmcw, ]I, ]nWw, Pmci, t{Im[w, imTyw, Zz]w, `nX, Akqb, aZy]m\w, shdnqv, Fns\bp PUcmKtaml hnsmgnbmsX hnipn ssIhcnm Akmyw BIpp. Cs\ Aipnbnepw kmms ASnaznepw Pohnphp Cu PohnXn hp`hnp [\\w, am\lm\n, am\oI hn{`mn, amdmtcmK, IpSpw_kmaqly _ԧfnepmhp inYneoIcWw, XqeapIp AXnthZ\I apXemb I\ġp]cn, hcphm\p temIn \nXyPoh\mihpw ^ew. hnipnbn hfcphm \nccamb {]m\, D]hmkw, Zm\[sans\ henb Hcp ]nI Xsbpv, Ahsbmw hniZoIcnm\ntm kmyamXpsImv ImenI {]m[m\yalnp Hcp hkvXpX am{Xw Aambn N sNpp.

icocw F ancw:
Cu ]dhbpsS s]mcp FmWv? ssZhkmZyiyn krnsh, Hcp ]SnIqsS ISp Nnnm, hnip amtamZokmbn {InkvXphns\ [cnh {InkvXphns at\m`mhw (^nennb 2:5) Dsmv icocm a\xkpIsf \neambn kqnphm ISshcmIpp. "ssZh ancw \innphs\ ssZhw \innpw,' (1 sImcny 3:17). Ah Xsf kvt\lnp IpSpw_mwKtfbpw, `mhn Xeapdtbbpw \innpp. CXp alm A]cm[hpw {Iqchnt\mZhpw BIpp. ssZhn\p lnXIcambn Pohnphp am{Xw e`np ]cnWmaamWp hnipn. Fn am{Xsa ssZhtXPp \ne\nphm km[nq. IykvXym\nsb kw_nnStmfw hn thZ]pkvXIw \nXyPohtep hgnImnbmWv. ssZhhpambp _ԯn hfcpXn\p amhpw AXpXs. BIbm sNcpsXp thZ]pkvXIw A\pimknpXp sNmsXbpw sNWsa\pimknpXp sNpIbpw, As\ ssZhhN\w A\pkcnp Pohnph\mWp {InkvXphnizmkn. hN\w A\pkcnmsX tkzm\pkcWw PUtamlw, Itmlw, kzmX Fnh am{Xw ssIapXembn hnph ssZh\ntj[nIfmsWXv \nkvXat? hnip\mb ssZhw Aipnbn hknpn, AXpt]mseXs A\pkcWtSv, A\oXn, A[w FnhtbmSv A\pcRvP\sSphm\pw ssZhn\v AkmyamWv.

ssZhancs hnIeamph:
Poh\pw aamwkhpw Dsmp An]RvPcspdnv, AXv F{Xam{Xw koWhpw ApXIchpw Fv A[nIamcpw Nnnmdn. "`bchpw AXnibhpambn Fs krnncnpp' Fp ko\w 139:14 hmbnpp, B[p\nI Pohimkv{Xw AXp icnhbvpp. C{Xam{Xw AXnibIcambn Dmsncnp Cu ssZhancs hnipambn ]cn]ment DchmZnzw hnkvacnmhX. ss\anjnI kpJn\pthn AXpw Zpjn IqpsIn \npcqncn anym[mcWbpsS ASnm\n arZpeamb BcoI Ahbhfntep henp Ibp ImfIqSfmWv, ]pIhen, abpacpp, aZyw, Fnh. t\ctmn\pw hnt\mZn\pw thn Amambn Bcw`np Zpoe hfp Ah AdnbmsX Xs Ahsc ASnaIfmpp. Ch icocn\pw a\n\pw bmsXmcp KpWhpw sNpn Fp Xsb _lphn[ tZmjfpw sNpp Fp imkv{Xobambn sXfnbnsncnpp. D]t`mmhns ]Sn]Snbmbp XI, BtcmKy\miw, am\lm\n, Pohlm\n Fnhbvp ]pdsa AXpmZnnp A{Iamkn, IpSpw_-kaql \min\pw ImcWamhpp. hoSntbpw, kaqlntbpw {Iakam[m\w XIcpXn\m CsXmcp kmaqlyhn]mIpp Fp alXvhynI ]dbpp. aZy]m\w F{Xsb{X IpSpw_n\nIsf \ncmew_cpw hn[hIfpamnbncnpp, Fpam{Xw ]npIppfpsS Poh A]lcnncnpp, A\mYcmnbncnpp! F{X t] BlXy sNbvXncnpp! `qcn`mKw tdmU]ISfpw aZyelcnbpsS Xn^eamsWp kvmnkvnIvkv ]dbpp. Fnepw Zpioe amphm Xp\nbph Xptemw Npcpw, ImcWw Ch Dfhmp Bkn A{Xtbsd `oIchpw, _o`hpw BWv.

Bkn:
Bkn Fm kv, AXntamlw, AcpXm ssewKoIX, Almcw, kzmX, Fns\ GXp hkvXphnt\mSpw Xmcynt\mSpw D AanXamb A`n\nthihpw AXnt\mSp B{ibXzhpw BImw; aZyw, abpacpp, ]pIhen Fnh Cu IqnsSpw. almmcmb ]etcbpw Zpcnsen tLmc hn\mWp aZyw. I\ms\ AImcWambn i]n- t\mlpw (Dev]n 9:2021), hnes hnIe _ԯn Gs tempw (Dev]n 19:3338), hnip ]m{X Aipamnb t_i cmPmhpw (Zm\osbv 5:12), kv\m]Itbmlms incpkp tOZnm\mm]n tltdmtZkpw (ambn 14:110) aZyelcnbnembncpp Ftmbnencns. "ZpSpImct\m AXym{Klntbm hn{Klmcm[ntbm hmhnjvTmWmct\m aZy]t\m ]nSnp ]dnmct\m BIpp Fn Aht\mSp kwkacpXp; As\bpht\mSpIqsS `Ww Ignt]mepw AcpXv,' Fs^ky 5:11. "aZy]m\n ssZhcmPyw AhImiampIbn' Fp KemXy 5:21 epw ImWpp. CXpt]mse At\Iw hN\ ]gb\nbanepw ]pXnb \nbanepapv. HwXs hons \ hitfn {]Xn]mZnp `mKfpw Ipdh.

hopw aZyhpw cmWv:
Fm atZym]tbmKs km[qIcnp H hmIyw t]mepw hnip thZ]pkvXInen. hon\p "bmbn' Fpw elcn IqSnbXn\p "tkJm' FpamWp thZ]pkvXI`mjyw. "BItlm' F ]Zw ASp ImepmbXmWv. Imhns Imepmbncp hopw Cmep hosp \mw hnfnp {ZmhIhpw hyXykvXamWv. ay]q kwkvImcn apncnm F Aw hon\pv (Dev]n 49:11). kzm`hnI\nebn Dmp hon Bdp iXam\n IqSpX BItlm Awiw DmbncnpIbn. Fm Cp \nmWimeIfn hnjen]vXamb cmkhkvXp Ir{Xnaambn Ienbpmp hon elcnbpsS (kv]ncnv) Awiw 20 iXam\sam AXne[nIsam ImWmw. IqSmsX Hcwiw hon\p aqwiw shw F A\p]mXn Ienbmbncpp blqZm hop]tbmKnncpXv. Imhv Im\mhnse IeymWn\p shw homn (tbmlm 2). IpSnbmscmw DcnpXmWo kw`hw. Imhpmnb hon\p hocyw DXmbncpXpsImv, AXp Xebvp ap ]nSnp At_m[mhbpw X^eambpmIp hnIrXnIfpw Imnqphm ]cym]vXambncpp Fp hymJym\np kwXp]vXnbSbpXpw aZy]m\s km[qIcnpXpw ss]imNnI t{]cWbmemIpp. hnip tbmlms kphntij aw Ah {Klnpn, Bob]nXmmsc Ahp teiw t]mepw A\pkcWtam _lpam\tam C. FgpXm\pw hmbnm\pw Adnbmsap [cnp himbn hnip hN\w hymJym\nphm XpSnbm FpsNmw? Nne hnZymhnimcZscp \Snp, "aZyw A\mhiyambncpsn Imhp shw hompIbnmbncpp' Fsms ]dbpXp tIġptm, "hnZy sImdntbXdnbmsX hnZzms\p \SnpnXp Nne / Ippans KadnbmsX Ippaw Npapw t]mse K`w' F Ip \ymcpsS hcnIfmtWm hcpXv. hnip tbmlms kphntijw ssZhimkv{X]camIbm B koa ewLnv hymJym\npXv A_amIpp. tbip Xs ssZhXzw shfnsSpnb BZys ASbmfsap kphntijI FSpp ]dbppapv. \ndsam, cpNnsbm, aWsam Cm hkvXphns cq]mcoIcWnqSn AampXv hynbpsS ssZhoIcWw tbiphn kmyamsWmWv.

bmsXmpw kzXsh aen\a: (tdma 14:14)
ssZhw kyn bmsXmpw kzXsh aen\a. GsXnepw hn[n Ftmsgnepw Bhiyanm Hcp krnbpw temInen. n]vXXbpw \nb{Whpw ]menm kakvX hkvXpfpw \XpXs. ]cnanXamb Afhn hop \sXp thZ]pkvXIw ]Tnnpp. "hop lrZbs ktmjnnpp' ko\ 104:15, "hop Pohs\ B\nnpp' k`m{]kwKn 10:19, kuJynpXIpp, epsmkv 10:34, Aw hov Zl\pdhn\p acpmIpp, 1 XosamsYsbmkv 5:23, "hon\p ASnasSmhcmbncntWw' Fp Xotmkv 2:3 ]dbptmgpw Ahiysan AamImw FpXs hnh. "hopw hnhmlhpw thm Fp ]Tnnphsc apSWw' Fp lqZmb Imt\m A\pimknpp. B[p\nI acpp imkv{Xw ]dbpp, hfsc Ipd Afhn Nph hov lrZbmtcmKynp \XmIpp. {]taltcmKnI Aw tkhnm jpK Ipdbpas{X, A[nIambm A\p`hw adnpw. ay]q tZifn Blmcns `mKamWp hov. AXv Ftm F{X D]tbmKnWw Fhdnbw. Fm Isap ]dbs, CuhI km[\ Imns \psS BfpI ]cnkct_m[w adp acymZbpsS k koaIfpw ]ISpw. As\bph AXp sXmSmXncnpXt \Xv?

A[nIambm AayXpw hnjw:
Fm, F{Xbmbm A[nIamIpw FpXmWv {]kamb tNmZyw. Fs A`n{]mbw sshZymcptSXn\np `na, ]camh[n Hc Hukv AYhm 50 ann Hcp Znhkw. AXnqSnbm A]ISw hmXn ]Xnbncnpp Fp hyamWsm. elcn ]Zmsfmw Bkn hnnpIbpw AXp KpWoIcnpIbpw sNpw. kzbw \nb{nm\mhmhcmWp 99% t]cpw. Ah elcn]Zm Hpw sXmSmXncnpXmW`nImayw. "A[nIambm AayXpw hnjw.' AanXhpw A\nb{nXhpamb hop]tbmKs thZ]pkvXIw \ncpkmlsSppp, "AXp kwt]mse ISnpw, AWent]mse sImpw,' kZrihmIy 23:31. "hop IpSnp acmIcpXv, AXn\m ZpSpmIpw,' Fs^ky 5:18. hons nXn Cs\sbn AXoh elcnbp aZyns (hnkvIn, Pn, {_mUn, shmUvI) nXn Fmhpw?

tIcfw \ 1, U TURN!
Ghpw IqSpX aZy]m\nI tIcfnemWs{X! samw P\kwJybpsS 60% \nXyw IpSnphcmWs{X. Ghpw IqSpX aZyw IpSnp Xop \msS JymXnbpw tIcfn\pv, IqSnb ]pw hymP\mWpt]mepw. BtKmf icmicn Xebvp 4 en Fn tIcfmcpsS icmicn Xebvp 8.3 en BIpp Fp IWsSpn sXfnncnpp. \oXnt_m[hpw kmaqly {]Xn_Xbpap Fm P\fpw, t\Xmfpw aZy]m\n\pw aZyhyhkmbn\pw FXnsc iapbpp. 489/2010 \ I\bnqSn HIvtm_, \hw_, Unkw_, amk "elcnhncp ss{Xamk' Bbn ]. ImtXmenm _mhm {]Jym]np. Fm CShIIfnepw hnizmknIsf elcnhnapcmphm {]_pcmWsap InpIbpw sNbvXnpv. {]kwKfpw {]IS\fpw PmYbpw \Sppsnepw F{X t] Cu I\ ImcyambnsSppw, F{X t] IpSn Dt]npw FXp IdntbXpXs. Fnepw ]cnip _mhmbpsS Blzm\w A\pkcnphm k`masmw NpaXebpv. Cu almi{Xphn\nv HmSn Hfno, cs]Spho. elcnhnap {InkvXpapw ]pXphjhpw tim`\amb `mhn PohnXhpw BiwknpsImv, kkvt\lw, sI sI tPmW\pw IpSpw_hpw. 12/23/2010

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