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JANUARY 2008 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:07 ISSUE:01

MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR YOU - CHAPTER 4
SICKNESS, THE WAY OF BLESSING

Fs Ir] \n\p aXn : tcmKw A\p{Klns amw

By FR. DR. K.M. GEORGE AND MRS. MARIAM PHILIPH GEORGE
(Fr. Dr. K.M. George is The Principal of Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam)
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"]ns tbip Keoebn Hsbpw Npn kcnpsImp AhcpsS ]nIfn D]tZinbpw cmPynsd kphntijw {]kwKnbpw P\nep kIe Zo\sbpw hym[nsbbpw skuJyampIbpw sNbvXp.' (ambn 4:23) tcmKw \apv ZpxJhpw tihpw krnpp. tcmKns ImTn\yhpw ssZLyhpw A\pkcnv \psS thZ\Ifpw sRcpfpw hnpp.

tcmKanm PohnXamWv \msamw B{KlnpsXnepw, \psStbm \psS {]obshcpsStbm PohnXn Ftmsgnepw tcmK ISphcpp. F{X Bip]{XnI ]WnXmepw AhnsSsbmw tcmKnIsfsmv \ndbpp. tcmK aqew hebp a\pjycpsS ZpxJhpw thZ\bpw Iv a\en Imhmb tbip{InkvXp Xs ASp hnizmk]qw h Fm tcmKnIsfbpw IcpWtbmsS kuJyamn. tcmKnIġp kuJyw \Ip kp{][m\amb NpaXe GsSpm injymsc ]Tnnp. tcmKn\npap kuJyw ssZhcmPyns ASbmfambnmWv Imhv IXv.

\mep kphntijfnepw DS\ofw Imhv tcmKnIġv kuJyw \Ip lrZbkv]inbmb kw`h hnhcnncnpp. hmpsImpw kv]i\wsImpw Imhv kuJyw \In. Nne tcmKnI t\cnv tbiphns ASp hv kuJyn\mbn At]npp. ap NnecpsS amXm]nXmtfm _ptfm Imhnt\mSv Ahpthn kuJyw tNmZnpp. blqZm AIn \nnbncp hnPmXnb ]ecpw hv blqZ\mb Imhnt\mSv kuJym\ \Spp.

I\m\ykv{Xo Xs aIġpthn Imhnt\mSv At]npp. tdmammc\mb iXm[n] hv Xs Zmk\pthn {]mnpp. AhcpsS hnizmkns Bgw Iv tcmKnIsf ImWmsXXs Imhv kuJyw \Ipp. tbiphns Ipmbns shfpn hnizmk]qw sXm chmmcnbmb kv{Xobvv kuJyw e`npp. Iq\nbmb kv{Xosbtmse, XtmSp kuJyw tNmZnm tcmKnIġpw kuJyw sImSpphm a\enhp Imhv a\p shp. blqZm sXmpIqSmbva Inv AIn \nnbncp IpjvTtcmKnIsf Imhv icocn sXmpXs kuJyamn.

a\pjycpsS ZpxJhpw thZ\bpw Iv Ftmgpw a\enbp, kuJyZmbI\mb ImhmWv tbip. XtmSv kuJyw tNmZnhv Bpw AXp InmXncpn. AXpsImv tcmKmhbn, \mw hnizmktmSpw {]XymitbmSpw kvt\ltmSpwIqSn Imhnt\mSv {]mnWw. tcmKspdnp BIpeNnbn \npw acWspdnp `oXnbn\npw \app tamN\w e`ntXv tcmKkuJyn\v BhiyamWv. \psS \ncmibpw `bhpw BiIfpamWv tcmKkuJys XSsSppXv. "Fs PohnXn ssZhns Cw am{Xw \SWta' Fp {]mnv tcmKn kzbw ssZhn\p kanpXv hfsc kam[m\hpw inbpw tcmKnp \Ipw.

]m]w aqeamtWm tcmKw hcpXv?
CXp ]pcmX\amb Hcp tNmZyamWv. a\pjyhns hogvNbpw a\pjys tcmKmhbpw Xn _apv. Fm Hcmfn\pw tcmKw hcpXv Ftmgpw B hynbpsS ]m]w aqeamsWp {InkvXob k` ]Tnnpn. ITn\amb tcmK hcpXphsc As\ hyn]cambn Bt]nph hnZykcpsS CSbntmepapv. Fm AXv {InkvXob hnizmknt\m kmam\ybpntm Hpw tNcpX.

]ndhnbnte IpcpS\mb bphmhns\ kuJyamp k`n, tbiphnt\mSv Cu tNmZyw injym tNmZnppv. "Ahsd injym Aht\mSp: do, Ch IpcpS\mbn ]ndhw B ]m]w sNbvXp? Cht\m Chsd Abmtcm Fp tNmZnp.' (tbmlm 9:2) hfsc hyambpw inbmbpw tbip ]dp; Ah Fnepw Ahsd Abmscnepw ]m]w sNbvXnn. ssZh{]hrn Ah shfnhmtIXnt{X CXp kw`hnXv.

\oXnam\mb Ctm_n\p almtcmKhpw ITn\amb IXIfpw htm Ahs kplrpfpw `mcyt]mepw Bt]np. Ahs ]m]w sImmWv tcmKfpw B]pIfpw hXv Fv Ah kqNnnp. Fm Ctm_ns ]pkvXIw hyambn ]dbppv, Ctm_v \oXnam\mbncppshpw Ahs hyn]camb ]m]w \nana Ah\v tcmKhpw tihpw hsXpw. AsXmcp ]coWambncpp. Xs BtcmKyhpw kpw afpsamw \ssnepw Ctm_v ssZhs Xndn. ssZhIr]bnepw \app a\nemhm ssZhnI hym]mcfpsS almclkynepw Ah ASnbpdp \np. As\ ]cobn ]q hnPbw {]m]np.

Nne tcmK a\pjys sXmb {]h\fpsSbpw ZpoefpsSbpw t\cnp ^eambncnpsap \apdnbmw. DZmlcWambn, ZoL\m ]pIhen ioeamnbhv izmktImiImktdm, AanX aZy]m\nIġv IctcmKtam, Ipgn ssewKnI PohnXw \bnphv FbvUvkv tcmKtam Hs hcm\p kmyX XmcXtay\ IqSpXemWv Fv IWpI ImWnpp. Fm Cs\ bmsXmpw sNm [mcmfw t]v CtX tcmK ]nSns]Spp. \necmb inipġpw \njvfcmb kv{XoIġpsams Cs\bp tcmK hcpXv AhcpsS hyn]camb {]h\ Zqjyw sImmsWv Bpw ]dbm\mhntm.

a\pjyhs apgph Hcp icocambn IcpXnbm AXn\pn a\pjys hogvNbpw, ]m]hpw ssZhkvt\ln \npap AIbpw, tcmKhpw, IXIfpw, bphpw, Zmcn{Zyhpw acWhpw Fmw Xn _apXmbn ImWmw. Fm GsXnepw Hcp hynbpsS ]m]w \nanw am{XamWv B hyn tcmKn\p ASnabmIpXv Fv Hcnepw Imthm injymtcm ]Tnnnn. a\pjyhns ]m]hpw tcmKhpw ZpxJhpw acWhpw \ow sNbvXv \s ssZhkvt\lnsbpw ImcpWynsbpw hgn ImWnm thnbmWv kzob sshZy\mb tbip{InkvXp hXv. a\enhpw kvt\lns IcpXepap B \ sshZys ASptmWv tcmKnI hnizmk]qw sNtXv.

{]m\bpw tcmKkuJyhpw:
Iqmb {]m\v hfsc ^eapv. Bmamb {]m\ khntijamb BotImw {]kcnnpp. hnhn[ hynIfn \npw hnhn[ efn\npw GIa\tmsS Dbcp {]m\bpsS Duw tcmKnsb AZriyambn kzm[o\npIbpw _esSppIbpw sNpp. henb t\mnse Hcp {]m\bn Cs\ ]dbpp: tcmKnItfm AhcpsS _ptfm tcmKnbpsS t]cv Hmv {]mnpXn\mbn ]nIfnepw {]m\mqfnepw GnpXv DaamWv. hnip Ipm\ ]ckyambn Bcw`npXn\p app Hcp ip{iqjbnepw ]noSv Ipm\bn hnhn[ k`fnw tcmKnIfpsS t]cpI Hmv tcmKnIġpthn ay{]m\ \nccw \Sppv. Ctm Internet kuIcyapXpsImv ay{]m\mhebw hfsc hn]peambn Xoncnpp. CsXms kuJyZmbIamb insb hym]nnpp. kphntijn, I\m\y kv{XobpsS hnizmk]qap At]aqew AhfpsS aItfbpw hnPmXob\mb iXm[n]s {]m\tIv Ahs _meymct\bpw t\cnp ImWmsX Xs Imhv kuJyampp. CXpt]mse, aphcpsS ayX \nanw kuJyw e`np kw`h kphntijfn tcJsSpnbnpsm.

tcmKw A\p{Klns amw:
tcmKs im]ambn IcpXph Dsnepw, AXns\ ssZhm\p{Klns amambn kzoIcnpXmWv {InkvXob ssien. \oXnbpw kXyhpap PohnXw \bnphv ]etmgpw Hcp ]coWw F \nebn ITn\tcmKfpw tifpw hcmdpv. Acw k`sf BhnipoIcWns Ahkcfmn Ah ampp. XfpsS PohnXn hpt]mbncnmhp hogvNItfbpw ]m]sfbpw Ipdnv A\pX]nv IqSpX hnipamb PohnXw \bnm\p Hcphpw ssZhkn[nbnep BkaWhpw Ah \Spp. ]cpae Xncpta\nsbtmse hnipscv \mw IcpXp an hynIfpw hfsc thZ\Ifpw tifpw tcmKns ]oVIfpw A\p`hnmWv AhcpsS PohnXamIp XomS\w ]qnbmnbXv. ]s Ahscmw B thZ\Isf {kmhpw ]cn]meI\pamb ssZhns kn[nbn kanpIbpw, \psS ]nXmhpw amXmhpamb kis IcpXepw IcpWbpw, A\p`hnpIbpw sNbvXp. Cu \ne]mSv \mapw kzoIcnm tifpw thZ\IfpamIp NqfbneqsS ipoIcWw {]m]nm\pw ssZhIr]bpsS alminsb Xncndnbphm\pw tcmKmh \s klmbnpw. Atm im]sap IcpXnbXv A\p{Klambnocpw. tcmKs ssZhns ki\w [Visitation] Bbn IcpXp Hcp ]mccyapv. \s eLphmbn innv XncppXn\pw \n A\pXm]hpw am\mchpw DmIpXn\pw Cu ki\w klmbnpw. Fnepw AXv \s \innp inb, cnp inWamWv.

"kmm \psS tcmKsf Ah hlnp; \psS thZ\Isf Ah Npap; \mtam, ssZhw Ahs\ innpw ASnpw Znnpancnpp Fp hnNmcnp. Fm Ah AXn{Ia \nanw apdnthpw \psS AIrXy \nanw XIpw Ccnpp; \psS kam[m\nmbpff in Ahsdta Bbn Ahsd ASnnWcpIfm \app skuJyw hpancnpp.' (sbimhp 53:45)

kuJyn\mbp ssXem`ntjIw:
AtmkvtXmenI Imew apX k` A\pjvTnncp ip{iqjbmWv tcmKnIfpsS ssXem`ntjIw. "\nfn Zo\ambn InSph k`bnse aqmsc hcps. Ah Imhnsd \man Ahs\ F ]qin Ahp thn {]mns. Fm hnizmktmSpIqSnb {]m\ Zo\mcs\ cnpw; Imhp Ahs\ Fgptev]npw; Ah ]m]w sNbvXnpsn Aht\mSp anpw. Fm \nġp tcmKimn htcXnp Xn ]m]sf Gp ]dp Hcphp thn Hcph {]mnn. \oXnamsd {itbmSpIqSnb {]m\ hfsc ^enpp. (bmtm_v 5:1416)

]mmXyk`bpsS D]tZiw ChnsS ]SXpaqew, tcmKimnp ssXem`ntjI ip{iqjsb AyIqZmibmbn s]mXpsh BfpI IcpXn. ap Nne k`I, AtmkvtXmem ]TnnpIbpw A\pjvTnpIbpw sNbvX ssXete]\ ip{iqjsb Xopw AhKWnpIbpw sNbvXp.

Kuchamb tcmK _m[nph, hnip k`bpsS Ghpw ^e{]Zhpw lrZbkv]inbpamb Cu IqZmi kzoIcnm Hcnepw aSncpXv. IpSpw_mwKfpw kl hnizmknIfpw Cu tcmKimn ip{iqjbn ]sSpWw. CXv FmhcpsSbpw kuJyn\pw IpSpw_PohnXns ]pXpn\pw kaqlns A\pcRvP\n\pw Ghpw klmbIamb HmWv. Hcmġv tcmKmhbn F{X {]mhiyw thWsanepw Cu ip{iqj \SmhpXmWv.

FbpsS kuJyZm\tijn thZ{]knamWv. bmtm_v olm \ntinpXpt]mse, AXv {]m\tbmSpw hnizmktmSpw B{ZXtbmSpwIqSn tcmKnbpsS icocn hnhn[ Ahbhfn ]qipIbmWv Cu IqZmibn sNpXv. (Fbvv kvt\lsav ]cymbapv. F ssZhns B{Z kvt\lns ASbmfamWv.)

sbdpitean Imhns I_dnSn\npw, Imhns\ kvt\lnv X\npthn Pohnv acn hnipmcpsS I_dnSfn \npw hnfnse FsbSpv icocn ]qip coXn ]papXtebpv. BfpI {]m\tbmSpw hnizmktmSpw {]XyitbmSpwIqSn Anp FbmbXn\m AXn tcmKia\n\v klmbnp kmXznIamb in [Positive Energy] Dv. Imhv Xs Dan\ocn ap Ipgv IpcpSs IpIfn ]qin Ah\p kuJyw \Ippsm. iotemlmw Ipfn t]mbn Ipfnv kuJyw {]m]nm asmcp tcmKntbmSv Inppv.

Imhv AdnbmsX Xs Ipmbns hnfpn hnizmk]qw sXmv chmmcnbmb kv{Xo kuJyw {]m]npp. hkv{XneqsS Imhns kuJytijn {]kcnpXmbn kphntij hyampp. hnip ]t{Xmknsbpw apw \ngsenepw tcmKnIfpsSta ]Xnm Ahp kuJyw e`npsav IcpXn BfpI tcmKnIsf sImphcpXmbn thZ]pkvXIw kmnpp. (Asm: {]hrnI 5:15)

\n \nd lrZbhpw kuJyhpw:
tcmKw hcptm "F\nv FpsImv Cs\ hp? Rm\nXv Alnpptm? Fp sXmWv Rm sNbvXXv?' Fp IbvtmsS Nnnphcpv. Cs\bp a\ns Ibvpw \ntj[mI NnIfpw tcmKkuJys XSsSppp. AXn\p adpacpmWv \ntbmSp NnIfpw kvtXm{XmWhpw. ssZhw \Inbnp sNdpXpw hepXpamb Fm Ir]Isfbpw \Isfbpw Hmv lrZbs IrXXm \n`camWw. \psS Dn \nbpmIptm AtXmsSmw kwXr]vXnbpw ktmjhpw DmIpw. ssZhw \Inbncnp Poh\pthnbpw hfsc efnXsap \app tXmp \psS {]Whmbphn\p thnbpw kqcrs {]Imin\pthnbpw shůn\pw an\pw Imn\pw thnbpsams ssZhs \nccw kvXpXnWw.

`Whpw acppw Ignptm AXv Poh\pw kuJyn\pambn ssZhw \Ip Zm\ambn IcpXn ktmjtmSpw \ntbmSpwIqSn IgnWw. \s ip{ipjnp tUmIvSamscbpw t\gvkpamscbpw ap klmbnIsfbpw Hmv \ntbmsS {]mnWw. Ahv ssZhw Adnhpw hnthIhpw abpw \In, tcmKnIġp kuJyw ]Ip sImSpm th in \IWsa Fp {]mnWw.

ssZhkrnbpsS kucyhpw Pohs clkyhpw:
imcocnIambn Asanepw Ignhp tcmKnIsfms sNSnIfpw hrfpw hfcpXp Iv [ym\npXv \XmWv. Hcp sNSnbn ]e imJIfmbn At\Iw \mpI ImWpw. Hmtcm \mpw Pohs apfbmWv. ssZhns kvt\l]qamb krnbmWXv. a\pjy Nhnnfbp hbense sNdnb Imp]qsfbpw, \mw AhKWnp sImp IpcphnIsfbpw IcpXph\mWv \psS ssZhw. Hcp sImp ]qthm Cetbm FSpv, AXns kucyhpw, AXneqsS ssZhw \Ip krninbpw a\\w sNWw. Ah hlnp A{]tabamb Pohs clkyspdnv \ntbmsS [ym\nWw. km`cW hn`qjnX\mb cmPmhns\mfpw alXzamWv hbense Cncnqġp Imhv \IpXv. Chtbmsfmw t{ijvTambn \s \nn ssZhw, \psS Xebnse Hcp apSn sImgnbpXpt]mepw Adnbpp.

ssZthw \mw XncndnbWw:
\psS PohnXn kw`hnqsXmw \s kvt\lnp ssZhns AdnthmsSbmWv Fp hnip thZ]pkvXIw \s ]Tnnpp. AXqsImv F\nv Fp kw`hnmepw Rm Fs Imhns IcfnemWv F ]q hnizmkhpw t_myhpw \apv DmIWw.

tcmKw s]sp kpJambmepw, \opt]mbmepw, Bbpjvmew apgph tcmKtmsSmw Pohntn hmepw, \psS kaW t_m[hpw ip`Nnbpw at\m`mhhpw sImv [Positive attitude] AXns\ cq]mcsSpphm ssZhw \s klmbnpw. atbmsS tcmKs klnphm\p \hcn\mbn \mw {]mnWw. \psS tcmKw Imhns\bpw Xs Ir]Isfbpw kmnphm\p AhkcamtWsa Fpw \mw {]mnWw. tcmKw aqew Cu A\nXy temIn \npw ths]v bm{XbmIWw FmWv ssZhlnXsan, \ {]XymitbmSpw ss[cytmSpwIqSn acWs t\cnSphm\pw \mw XmdmIWw.

\psS icocn henb imkv{X{InbI \Sptm \s t_m[w sISppp. ]ns \msampadnbpn. AXn\p apmbn \mtam \psS _ptfm t_m[]qw kXnv, \psS icocs kzbw kanmWv imkv{X{Inb \SpXv. GXmv CXpt]mse, \app tcmKw hcptm, \mw kvt\l]qw \psS Bicoca\pIsf \psS krmhmb ssZhn ]qambpw kanWw. Hpw AhnizknmsX, {]XymitbmsS kuJyn\mbn ImncnWw. "ssZhs kvt\lnphp, \nb{]Imcw hnfnshp Xt, kIehpw \mbn IqSn hym]cnpp Fp \mw Adnbpp.' (tdma 8:28) kuJyZmbI\mb ssZhns henb IcpW ApXIcambn \s hgn \Spw.

BcnI kuJyw:
\app tcmK hcpcptXsbp \msamw {]mnmdpv. AXp \Xp Xs. Fm PohnXn GsXnepw Hchkcn tcmKw _m[nm F{Xt]cpv temIn? Hcp tcmKhpw ]nSnmsX, ZoLmbptmsS Pohnp Bscnepapsns, temIn \npap AhcpsS th]mSn\p \nanambn GsXnepsamcp tcmKw hcpw.

tcmKw hm, AXns ti atbmsS klnpXn\pw, ssZthsan ]q kuJyw e`npXn\pamWv \mw {]mntXv. Nne tcmK \mw B{KlnpXpt]mse s]sv amdnsbp hcnIbn. ]s \psS krmhpw ]cn]meI\pw \ sshZy\pamb ssZhns kn[nbnep ]q kaWhpw {]k Nnbpw [Positive thinking] sImv \apv BcnI kuJyw t\Sm Ignbpw.

Imhv Xs Xo{hamb Im\p`hn\p ap]v {]mnXv, "]nXmth Ignbpsan Cu ]m\]m{Xw Fn \npw \otWta' FmWv. Fnepw, "Fs Ca AhnSs Cw \SWta', Fp {]mnp. ]nXmhn\p ]qambpw kzbw kanp. Cu BkaWamWv BcnI kuJyntep hmXn. ]pdsa tihpw thZ\bpw \ne\nptm Xs, Dn imnbpw {]Xymibpw kvt\lhpw A\p`hnphm IgnbpXmWv BcnI kuJyns eWw. "kIe _pntbbpw Ihnbp lrZb kam[m\w' \psS Dn \ndbvm ssZhns ]cnipmmhn\p Ignbpw.

ap tcmKnIġpthnbp {]m\:
tcmKmhbn Ignbph ap tcmKnIġpthn {]mnphm ]cnioenWw. "Ctm_v Xsd kvt\lnXmpthn {]mntm btlmh Ahsd nXnp t`Zw hcpn aps DmbncpsXmsbpw btlmh Ctm_np Ccnbmbn sImSpp.' (Ctm_p 42:10) \stmsetbm AXn IqSpXemtbm thZ\bpw at\m`mchpw A\p`hnp tcmKnIfpsS Fw etm]eamWv. AhcpsS s\mcsfbpw kuJyn\p thnbp AhcpsS B{Klsfbpw \mw GsSppsImv, Ahpthn {]mnWw. temIns apgph kuJyn\pw A\pcRvP\n\pw thnbmWv Imhv {IpipacWtmfw {]mnXv. Cu henb ay {]m\bnemWv \mw tNtcXv. Ipcninse Xo{hthZ\bntmepw, Xs IpcnintenbhtcmSv anWsa Fp {]m\, kvt\l \n`camb ay {]m\bpsS BXynI cq]amWv. tcmKmhbn \psS lrZbn Ibvpw ImTn\yhpw \ndbmsX, lrZbs B{Zhpw A\pXm] ]qhpambn \ne \nm \s klmbnpXv aphp thnbp {]m\bmWv.

Serialised from the Prayer Book for Sick, 'Ente Krupa Ninakku Mathi'. The Book is for private circulation and not for sale.




CONTENTS

Chapter 1 : With Gratitude

Chapter 2 : Benediction

Chapter 3 : Foreword

Chapter 4 : Sickness Way of Blessing

Chapter 5 : Sanctification Of Organs

Chapter 6 : Lord Who Heals By Touch

Chapter 7 : Prayers For Meditation

Chapter 8 : Hymns For Meditation

Chapter 9 : Appeasing Words

Chapter 10 : Pertinent Gospel Portions

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