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OCTOBER 2010 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:09 ISSUE:10

PRAYER OF ST. PAUL FOR THE COLOSSIANS
hnip ]utemkns sImsemyp thnbp {]m\

By REV. FR. DR. T. J. JOSHUA
[Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam]
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{InkvXptbiphn \nfpsS hnizmksbpw kIe hnipmtcmSpw \nġp kvt\lsbpw Ipdnp R tInp \nġp thn {]mnbn Ftmgpw \psS Imhmb tbip{InkvXphnsd ]nXmhmb ssZhnp kvtXm{Xw sNpp. (sImsemy 1:45)

AXpsImp R AXp tI\m apX \nġp thn CShnSmsX {]mnpp. \n ]q{]kmZnmbn Imhnp tbmKyamIpwhw \Sp, BnIamb kIe m\nepw hnthInepw Ahsd Cnsd ]cnm\wsImp \ndp htcWw Fpw kIe k{]hrnbnepw ^ew Imbnp ssZhspdnp ]cnm\n hftcWsapw kIe klnjvWsXpw ZoLapambn Ahsd alXznsd h`Xznp Hhw ]qintbmsS _estSWsapw hnipmp shfnnep AhIminmbn \s {]m]vXmcmpIbpw \s Ccpnsd A[nImcn \np hnSphnp Xsd kvt\lkzcq]\mb ]p{Xsd cmPynemn shpIbpw sNbvX ]nXmhnp ktmjtmsS kvtXm{Xw sNphcmtIWw Fpw At]npp. (sImsemy 1:913)

hnip ]utemkns sImsemyp thnbp Hcp {]m\bmWv Cu teJ\n ]cnNnnphm B{KlnpXv. Cu {]m\bvpw teJ\n\pw Hcp ]meapv. sImsey, ethmZnIy, lnbcsmen BZnbmb efn hnip ]utemknt\msSmw t{]jnXthe sNbvX sImseybnse Hcp hnizmknbmbncpp F{^mkv. kl`rXy, hnip ip{iqjI, tbip{InkvXphns Zmk, kl_ XpSnb hntijWfmWv hnip ]utemkv Xs teJ\fn F{^mn\p \IpXv. B F{^mv tdmanse Imcm{Kln hv hnip ]utemkns\ Ip. Rm XShnembncpp, \n Fs hpIp F Imhns hN\w \ndthphm FXpt]mse Hcp ImcpWy {]h\w am{Xambncpn tdmanse Imcm{Kln InSncp ]utemkns\ ImWphm\p F{^mns Pbn ki\w. Fm B ki\n\v KuchIcamb asmcp eyhpw Dtiyhpw Dmbncpp. AXmbXv, sImsemy k`bnse Nne KpcpXcamb {]iv\ AtmkvXes\ AdnbnpIbpw, AXn\p \nhmcW amfpw \ntifpw BcmbpIbpIbpw sNpI FXmbncpp {]tXyIamb B Dtiyw. tdmabn Fnt F{^mkv Imcm{Kn hnip ]utemkns\ Iv hnhc [cnnp.

hnizmk kw_ambnpXmbncpp sImsemy k`bnse {]iv\. tbip{InkvXphns ssZhXztbpw ]qamb a\pjyXztbpw \ntj[npIbpw tNmZyw sNpIbpw sNp hn[n Nne hnizmk ssh]coXy k`bn ISpIqSnbncpp. Ccw hn]cotXm]tZifpsS {]Xn^e\ambn BNmc A\pjvTm\fnepw ap ]e Imcyfnepw Hss sXmb D]tZi ISpIqSn {]NcnsSphm CSbmbn. CXmbncpp sImsemybnse {]iv\w. Cu kwKXnIsfmw F{^mv Xs \ntbmK{]Imcw hnip ]utemkns\ Adnbnpp.

kzm`mhnIambn, km[mcW BfpI Cs\bp kmlNcyfn Ahsc imknphm\pw IpsSpphm\pw Hs Bbncnpasm HcpsSpXv. AtmkvXe AXp sNppsnepw AXv BZya sNpXv. BZyw Atlw AhcpsS Nne \Isf FSppImn mLnbmWv sNpXv. cp Imcy FSppImnsmmWv Atlw Ahsc A`n\npXv: HmatXv, {InkvXptbiphnep AhcpsS hnizmkw; cmatXv, kIe hnipmtcmSpap AhcpsS kvt\lw. AhcpsS Cu cp \Itfbpw Hmv AtmkvXe ssZhn\v kvtXm{Xw sNpp. A{]Imcw A`n\\nsbpw {]iwkbptSbpw Bb Hcp hmv Adnbn tijamWv ap Imcyfntep {]thinpXv. a\imkv{X]cambn F{X \ Hcp kao]\amWv AtmkvXe ChnsS \SnbncnpsXv HmpI.

atfmSmIs, kl{]hItcmSmIs, CShI P\tfmSmIs \mw CSs]tSXv Fs\, FpXns Hcp amXrIbmWv ]utemkv AtmkvXe ChnsS ImncpXv. Cs\bp kao]\neqsS F{X cqamb A`n{]mb `nX Dhcmbncpmepw ]ckv]c _lpam\tmsS Imcy tIġphm\pw hniIe\w sNphm\pap Hcp kmlNcyw krnsSpw. s]mSp\sh, \mw sXntep ISspIbpw hnainbpw sNbvXm AXv tIġphp Xnambn tXmpIbpw XpSp kw`mjWw AtcmNIambn XocpIbpw sNpw. aphcn \bpsS apIpf Asanepw Dsn AXns\ \mw AhKWnp IqSm. am{Xa AXn ktmjw {]ISnnpsImv \mw Ahsc BZcnbpw _lpam\nbpw sNWsap Hcp ]mTw BWv AtmkvXe \apv \IpXv.

AtmkvXe Fsmw ImcyġpthnbmWv {]mnpXv Fp \app Nnnmw. HmaXmbn, ssZhlnXw Fv Fv Adnbphm\p DġmgvNbvmbnmWv {]mnpXv. ]qamb m\hpw Bobamb Adnhpw e`nm am{Xta ssZhlnXspdnp DġmgvN e`nbpp, sImsemkybn {]Ncnncp hnizmk ssh]coXyns \nZm\w Ah m\n\v [Gnosis] sImSpncp AanX {]m[m\yambncpp. c e`npXv hnizmkw aqetam {]hn aqetam \mw Bnp m\ns Afh\pkcnmWv Fv Ah IcpXnbncpp. AXpsImv {InkvXphneqsSbq csb \nkmchcnpsImv m\neqsSbq cbvp {]m[m\yw \Ip Hcp {]hWXbpw ]Tnnepw Bbncpp sImsemkybn \ne \nncpXv.

XncphN\{]Imcw bYmamb m\w _unIambn \mw IsptXm BnptXm A, ]ntbm, AXv ssZhtmSp _ԯn \npw `nbn \npw Dcpncnbp HmWv. AXpsImmWv ]gb\nban m\nbmb itemtam ]dbpXv: "btlmh `n m\ns Bcw`w BIpp.', Fv. AXpsImv m\ns DdhnSw ssZhtmSp _amWv. Acnep Hcp m\spdnmWv AtmkvXe ChnsS {]Xn]mZnpXv. As\bp m\neqsSbmWv ssZhlnXw Fsp Xncndnbphm \mw {]m]vXcmIpXv. AXmWv `nPohnXns henb Hcp BhiyIX.

ssZhlnXw a\nemncpXn\p thnbmWv \mw {]mntXv. ssZhta, \ns Cw Rġp shfnsSpn XtcWsa. \ns lnXnepw hgnbnepw Rsf \StWsa. \ns lnXw Fsp a\nemn AXp {]mhnIamphm, \ns Ir] \tIWsa. \ns BtemN\bn Rsf ]cn]mentWsa. Chsbmw \mw {]mnptm XncplnXw Adnbm\p DġmgvNbpsS hmbmWv \s `cntXv.

Fm, \mw ]etmgpw {]mnptm ssZhlnXsasp BcmbpXn\p ]Icw \psS lnXw Fsp shfnsSppIbmWv sNpXv AXp ssZhw \SnpsImWw. CXv Fs CamWv; Fs XmcyamWv. AXp km[npXcWw Fp \ Atmv Bm]nbmWv. CXmWv ]ecpsSbpw {]m\bpsS kao]\w.

Fm Imhmb tbip{InkvXp ImWnpX amXrI FmWv? \nccw ]nXmhns lnXw FsdnbpI; AXp \ndthpI. AXmbncpp AhnSs PohnXns {]amWw. Blmcw a\pjy\p inbpw kwXr]vXnbpw Hs \IpXmWsm. Fm Imhv ]dbpp: Fs Ab Fs ]nXmhns Cw sNbvXv Ahs the XnIbvpXs{X Fs Blmcw. FmWv AXns Aw? Xs CltemI PohnXn inbpw kwXr]vXnbpw Hs e`npXv ]nXmhmb ssZhns lnXw \ndthpXneqsSbmWv. thZ\bpXpw ZpjvIcambXpamb HmWv. Fncpmepw, Fs Ca \ns Cw \Ss Fp ]dv ]nXmhn\v kqambpw kanp Hcp PohnXamWv Imhn\v DmbncpXv.

ssZhta Rtmtcmcppw \ns lnXhpw \ns BtemN\bpw RfpsS Hmtcm Imshbvnepw Hmtcm NphSp \onepw DmIWsa Fp \appw {]mnmw. ssZhns lnXw Isphm\p B{Klhpw {iahpw \psS PohnXn DmIppshn \psS PohnXw [\yambn Xocpw FpXn\p kwiban. "\ns lnXw t]mse Fs \nXyw \SoSWsa' Fp \mw ]mSpXv PohnXns Hcp A\p`hamocphm \app km[ntXmWv.

cmaXmbn AtmkvXe {]mnp hnjbw AhcpsS PohnXw ssZhn\p {]kmZIcambn Xocs FpXmWv. ssZhlnXw Fsp AdnXpsImp am{Xw Bbn. AXn\\pkcnv Pohnphm IqSn \app IgnbWw. m\w AXn Xs DsmpIbpw kam]nbpw sNp H. m\w \s k{]hnbntep \bnWw. Adnhpw {]hnbpw Xn s]mcpsSWw.

]coim kaqlnse DXcpw aXXovWX Dhcpamb BfpI Bbncpp. Ah aX ]nXmcmbncpp. ssZhlnXw Fsv Ahp \mbn Adnbmambncpp. ]gb\nban \ymb{]amWn IqSnbmWv ssZhlnXw shfnsp hncpXv. B \ymb{]amWw Ahp lrZnkvXambncpp. FgpXs \ymb{]amWhpw FgpXsSm \ymb{]amWhpw Ahp Adnbmambncpp. \ymb{]amWs hymJym\nphm\pw hniIe\w sNphm\pap ]mnXyw Ahpmbncpp. Fm Adnhpw {]hnbpw Xn s]mcpsncpn FXpsImmWv Imhv Ahsc hnainphm ImcWambXv.

\n AhcpsS hmp tIĸn Fm AhcpsS {]hnIsf A\pIcncpXp Xm\pw, FmWv Imhv Ahscn ]dbpXv. ssZhns Chpw BtemN\bpw Ahp Adnbmsanepw Ah AX\pkcnp {]hnpn FpXmbncpp AhcpsS henb t]mcmbva. Hcmġv ssZhimkv{Xhpw [imkv{Xhpw ap At\I imkv{Xfnepw {]mhoWyw Dv Fnepw AXp PohnXn {]mtbmKnIamphm\p Ignhnsn FmWv {]tbmP\w. AXpsImmWv ssZhlnXw Fsp Adnbphm\pw AXn {]Imcw ssZhn\p {]kmZIcamb PohnXw \bnphm\pw sImseybnse k`maġp kmyamIWta Fv ]utemkv AtmkvXe {]mnpXv.

Cu cp Imcyġpw Bhiyamb in e`nWta FXmbncpp AtmkvXes aqmas {]m\mhnjbw. {]mtbmKnI PohnXw hnPbIcamIWsan in BhiyamWv. ssZhns alXznsd h`Xznp Hhw ]qintbmsS _estSWsamWv AtmkvXe {]mnpXv. k inbnepw \n _ew {]m]ns FpXmWv Cu {]m\bpsS kmcmwiw. ssZhlnX{]Imcw \ {]hnphm\p Cmin, B{Klw, Bob XovWX, Dmlw, ZrV\nbw ChsbmsbmWv CXn hnhnpXv.

Imhmb tbip{InkvXp AtmkvXemsc Xs \ntbmKw GnpsImv temIntep AbpIbmbncpp. "Fs ]nXmhv Fs AbXpt]mse Rm\pw \nsf Abpp' Fp ]dpsImv, B ZuXy \nIWn\mbn Ahsc NpaXesSpnsmv Imhv Ahsc hnhn[ efntep Abp. Fm Imhv Ahsc AbXv shdpw ItmsS Bbncpn. AhcpsS ZuXy \nlWn\v Bhiyamb in \InsmmWv Imhv Ahsc AbXv. Ah AhcpsSta DuXn, AhtcmSp: ]cnipmmhns\ ssIsmhn Fp ]dp. (tbmlm 20:2122) C{]Imcw in {]m]nXpsImmWv temIns Atmfhpw sNv kphntijw Adnbnv Imhns ZuXyw \nlnphm Ahp IgnXv.

a\pjys in ]cnanXamWv. Bmhn Xmcyapv Fm PVw _elo\amIpp Fv AtmkvXe Xs kmnppv. AtmkvXe Fs^kqknse k`bvv FgpXnbtm ]dbpp \nfpsS AIs a\pjy intbmsS _ew {]m]ns Fv. AIs _ebw BWv Cv \mw A`napJoIcnpXv ]pds a\pjy BtcmKytmSpw intbmSpw Imp kqnsSphm \mw [mcmfw {i sNepmdpv. Fm AIs a\pjy in {]m]npXn {ibpw Xmcyhpw A{XIv \mw ImWnmdn.

AtmkvXes \memas {]m\m hnjbw Ah kl\hpw abpw {]m]nWw FXmbncpp. ktmjtmsS Fmw klnpXn\pw anpXn\pw D in \nfn DmIs. {]XnknIfpw {]iv\fpw Hs PohnXn t\cntSn hcpw. A{]XonXhpw BIkvanIfpamb ]e {]bmksfbpw \app t\cntSn htmw. AXp \psS hyn PohnXntem _ԧfntem Bbncnmw. Fm Fp hmepw AXp kl\tmsS t\cnSphm \app km[nWw. kl\w FpXv Hcp henb Christian virtue BWv. AXp ssZhns inbn am{Xsa \app e`yamIbpp. kl\n\v ChnsS D]tbmKnncnp {Kov hmv 'Hupomone' FmWv. To remain unmoved under heavy burden FmWv Cu hmpsImv hnhnpXv. henb Hcp `mcns Iogn IpepmsX CfImsX nXnsNpI FXmWv Cu hmpsImv AampXv.

tbip{InkvXp IXbpsS ]m\]m{Xw ]m\w sNbvXXmbn \mw hmbnppsm. ]utemkns PohnXnepw [mcmfw {]XnknIfpw IXIfpw \mw ImWppv. AsXmw klnphm\p in AtmkvXe\p e`np FpXv ssZhns Ir] AsXmn am{Xambncpp. "Fs Ir] \n\p aXn' F Imhns hmpIfmbncpp AtmkvXes\ kl\n\p iamnbXv. Zplambncnp, Zplambncnp kmlNcyfmbncpmepw A\p`hfmbncpmepw Zpcfmbncpmepw AXns\sbms klnphm\p AhmNyambncnp ssZhns in, _pntm am\pjnIambncnp assnepw [mcWItm \nNnphm\mIm B Hcp henb in BWv AtmkvXe \appmIpXn\pthn {]mnpXv.

Fs PohnXn kl\ntXmbncnp B henb in Cmbncppshn Fmbnocpambncppshv ]etmgpw Hmpt]mImdpv. ImcWw ZpcfpsS Hcp XncameXsbmWv Fs PohnXn BhnpsImv hnpXv. B kmlNcyfnsemsbpw ]nSnp\nphm kl\ns Bmhv [Spirit of endurance] F B inbmWv \bnXv FXv Rm Cu kabv IrXXtbmsS HmpIbmWv.

kl\tmSpIqSn Bhiyambncnp asmmWv a FpXv. 'Makroqumew' Fp {Kon ]dbp B hmv kl\tmSv tNv Bhiyambncnp Hcp kwKXnbmWv. abnmXpsImmWv PohnXn ]e {]iv\fpw DmIpXv. IpSpw_PohnXn ]etmgpw s]mepw Noepw Hs DmIpXv Hcmġpt]mepw Asanepw anphm\p k\nmXpsImmWv. ]e IpSpw_ {]iv\fpsSbpw \nZm\w CXpXsbmWv. At\ym\yw kaNnXtbmsS anphm\pw tXmpsImSpphm\pap kX {]ISampsan ]e {]iv\fpw \app \ojv{]bmkw ]cnlcnphm km[npw.

C{]Imcw e`yamb inbnepw Ir]bnepw B\w \nd kvtXm{Xw \nfpsS lrZbn\npw \npw Dbcs Fp ]dpsImmWv AtmkvXe Xs {]m\ kam]nnpXv. Fmw e`np Ignbptm \psS lrZbn \npw DbtcXv kvtXm{XamWv. \n kvXpXnbpw lmtesemmbpw Imsh Rm \ncpsX Fp ]dbphm\pw ]mSphm\pw \app kwKXnbmIWw. \ {]m\bn sNmpXpt]mse, Imesamsbnepw t\csamsbnepw R Poht\msS Ccnp Znhkfnsemsbnepw kvXpXnbpw _lpam\hpw alXzhpw ]pIgvNbpw CShnSmsX Itcphm Rsf tbmKycmtWsa FXmWv AtmkvXes {]m\bpsS kam]\nepw \mw ImWpXv. B A\p`hn Bbnocphm ssZhw \s klmbns. ssZhw \s A\p{Klns.

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