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SEPTEMBER 2010 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:09 ISSUE:09

PRAYER OF ST. PAUL FOR THE THESSALONIANS
hnip ]utemkns sXtem\nyp thnbp {]m\

By REV. FR. DR. T. J. JOSHUA
[Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam]

BZna {InkvXob k`bpsS \SpIfpsS ]pkvXIamb AtmkvXe{]hnI ]cXn t\mptm hnip ]utemkv AtmkvXes t{]jI {]hnIfmWv AXn apJyambn \mw IspXv. \nccw {]h\ \ncX\mb Hcp t{]jnX {]hI\mbnmWv Atls \mw AhnsS ImWpXv. Icbpw ISepw ISv FhnsS Imhns kphntijw AdnbnWsap hy{KXtbmSpIqSn {]hnp Hcm. Fm Atlns teJ\ hmbnptm Atlspdnp asmcp Nn{XamWv \psS a\n DbcpXv. Hcp ssZhimkv{Xڳ F \nebn ssZhsn, csbn, {]hN\sfn, {]]sn, a\pjys\n Hsbp Atlns hoWw Cu teJ\fn {]Xn^enpp. thZimkv{Xڳ F \nebn am{Xa Hcp D]tZmhv F \nebnepw Atlw {]mKmyw shfnhmpp.

CXns\mw D]cnbmbn AtmkvXe\n \mw ImWp {]tXyIX Atlw Hcp henb {]m\m a\pjy\mbncpp FXmWv. Atlns Hmtcm teJ\hpw Bcw`npXv {]m\tbmSpIqSnbmWv. AXp am{Xa, Xs hmpI P\lrZbfn ]XnbWsapsn {]m\bpsS ]n_ew AXymt]nXamWv Fv Atlw hnizknncpp. Atlns teJ\fn IqSn \mw kqva ]cntim[\ \Sptm ]e Lfnepw Atlw {]m\bpw kvtXm{Xhpw ItcpXmbn \app t_myamIpp. sXsem\oIyv FgpXnb teJ\nse AtmkvXes Hcp {]m\bmWv Cu teJ\nse Nnbvp hnjbo`hnnphm B{KlnpXv. 1 sXsem\oIy aqmw AymbnemWv {]kvXpX {]m\ \mw ImWpXv.

"\psS ssZhhpw ]nXmhpambh\pw \psS Imhmb tbiphpw R \nfpsS ASp hcphm hgn \ncncpamdmIs. Fm Rġp \ntfmSp kvt\lw hnpXp t]mse Imhp \nġp Xnepw FmhtcmSpap tkv\lw hnnp IhnbpamdmpIbpw Cs\ \psS Imhmb tbip Xsd kIe hnipmcpambn hcp {]XyXbn \psS ssZhhpw ]nXmhpambhsd apmsI hnipoIcWn A\nycmbn shfnsSpw hw \nfpsS lrZbsf ncsSppIbpw sNpamdmIs.' (1 sXsem\oIy 3:1113)

lrZyamb Cu {]m\ \mw ]cntim[np kabv AhnsS ImWp Hcp {]tXyIX sXsem\oIy k`bpambn Atln\p {]tXyIamb _s ap\nnsmmWv Atlw {]mnpXv FXmWv. Atlw sXsem\oIy k`bpsS m]I\mbncpp. Atlw Fs\bmWv sXsem\oIybn FntsXv AtmkvXe {]hnI ]Xnt\gmw Aymbn \mw hmbnpp. AhnsS Fnbtijw BZyw blqZcpsS kptKmKpIfn {]kwKnbpw [mcmfw t]sc Imhntep XncnpIbpw; Fm blqZmcn \npw FXnpI Dmbtm Xs {i hnPmXnbcntep XncnpIbpw Ahcn\npw At\Isc {InkvXphns kphntijntep sImphcnIbpw sNbvXp Fpw \mw a\nempp. XtmSp FXnpI cqambtmgmWv AtmkvXe AhnSw hnv ap efntep t]mIpXv. B k` hnjamhbnqSn ISp t]mIpp FXpsImv B k`sbpdnp henb DWvTbpw thZ\bpw Atlns a\nepmbncpp.

AXpam{Xa asmcp {]iv\hpw BIpeXbpw AhcpsS CSbn Dmbncpp. Imhns ]p\cpm\spdnv; AXp Bkambncnpp Fp {]NcnnsSpIbpw sNbvXncpp. CsXmsbpw AtmkvXes a\ns\ Akzamnb Imcyfmbncpp. Cu kmlNcyn Ahsc hnp]ncnbpXnep hnjahpw hnizmkImcyfnep AhcpsS Nnmpghpw BWv AtmkvXes\ sXtem\nIy k`bvp thnbp Cu IsgpXm t{]cnnpXv. kvt\lk\mb Hcp ]nXmhns lrZbamWv B In {]Xn^enpXv. Ahsc hopw ImWpXn\p AXnhmbnemWv Atlw, "R \nfpsS ASp hcphm hgn \ncncpamdmIs' Fp {]mnpXv. Atlw Ahv IsgpXnsbnepw Ahsc A`napJambn ImWphm\mWv ImwnXv. hmeytadnb Hcp ]nXmhns A`nemjamWv ChnsS {]ISamIpXv. Hcp aI hnZqcmbncnp kabv t^mWnqSn kwkmcnmepw IpI ]ckv]cw ssIamdnbmepw atsXnepw Xcnep kw ]penbmepw BXynIambn B aIs\ Hp t\cn ImWphm\mWv ]nXmhns lrZbw XpSnpXv. ]utemkv AtmkvXe\pw k`mafpambn Fmepw Hcp Dujvaf_w Dmbncpp. Cs k`m taeymcpw ]mcpw ta𸫡mcpw amXrIbmt kwKXnbmWv CXv.

KemXyk`bvv FgpXptm Atlw Ahsc hnfnpXv, 'Fsd Ipptf,' FmWv. (KemXy 4:19) Fp hmeytadnb hmpIfmWv AXv. Ahsc hnfnpsImv Atlw ]dbpXv C{]ImcamWv. "{InkvXp \nfn DcphmIpthmfw Rm ]nsbpw {]khthZ\sSphcmb Fsd Ipptf,' (KemXy 4:19) Hcp kv{Xosb kw_nnStmfw Cupt\mhv Asn {]khthZ\ Fp ]dbpXv Hcp Ipn\p Pw sImSppXn\p app AXnITn\amb thZ\bmWv. AXpt]mse Xs Xo{hamb Hcp thZ\bmWv Xs hN\w tIh {InkvXphn DcphmIpXn\p apmbn AtmkvXe A\p`hnpXv GmWv ChnsS kqNnnpXv.

AXpt]mse Xs AtmkvXe sImcnyv FgpXptm Atlw ]dbpp: "\nġp {InkvXphn ]Xn\mbncw Kpcpm Dsnepw ]nXmm Gsdbn; {InkvXptbiphn Rm\tm \nsf kphntijm P\nnXp.' (1 sImcny 4:15) ]nXmhntXmb m\hpw hmeyhpw kvt\lhpw IcpXepamWv Atlw AhImisSpXv. asmcnSv Atlw ]dbpXv: "Hcp A Xsd Ippsf t]mpw t]mse R \nfpsS CSbn B{ZXbphcmbncpp.' (1 sXsem\oIy 2:7)

k`m taeym \ `cWm[n]mtcm thZimkv{Xmtcm katcm ]mThaphtcm BbncnpXn\v D]cnbmbn ]utemkv AtmkvXes\tmse k`mafpambn Duvaf_hpw kvt\lhmbvpw IcpXepw Impkqnph BbncnWsa Hcp ]mTamWv CXn \npw \apv e`npXv. A{]Imcw taeym hnptm k`ma Xncnpw s]cpamdpXv A{]Imcw Xsbp Hcp A\p`hn Bbncnpw FmWv \mw a\nempXv. DZmlcWambn, asmchkcn ]utemkv AtmkvXe bm{X ]dv tbdpiteantep t]mIpp Fp ]dtm, AhnsS A]ISw ]Xnbncnpp Fp a\nemnsmv, Ah Itemfw sNv sInnSnv Icp bm{X AbpXmbnmWv \mw hmbnpXv.

]utemkv AtmkvXe Xm m]n hnhn[ k`Ifnse Xs asf ImWWsap A`nhm Ahcn \npw Hpw {]XonpsImv Bbncpn, {]XypX, hnizmknep AhcpsS hf B{KlnpsImpw, hnizmknep IpdhpI ]cnlcntXn\pw Bbncpp. hnizmkns {]m[anI ]mTfmWv Ahsc ]TnnpsImncpXv. Cu A\p`hn\npw IqSpX IqSpX Adnhntepw hnizmk ncXbntepw \bnphm AtmkvXe Ftmgpw B{KlnpIbpw hy{KX ImpIbpw sNbvXncpp. Hcp ]s, ]oT\ A\p`hsImpw hn]coX NnmpgfpsS ISp Ibw sImpw ]nXncnncphcpsS B Ipdhp Xs A`napJ kmnywsImv ]cnlcnpXn\pw hnizmkn XnIhphcmbn Ah XocpXn\pw Atlw B{Klnncpp. B\pImenI k`m]nXmm XfpsS k`masfn B{KlntXpw {]XontXpw CXp XsbmWv. sInSfpw m]\fpw mhc PwKa kzpfpw hnnpXnepw BWv Cs k`m]nXmmcpsS {i Fv ]etmgpw tXmntmImdpv.

AtmkvXes sXtem\nyp thnbp {]m\bn cmaXmbn ImWp hnjbw Xn Xnep kvt\lhpw aphtcmSp kvt\lhpw hnp htcWw FpXmWv. sXtem\ny k`bn blqZ aXn\npw hh, hnPmXnb Bbncph, Cs\ cp ]men \np hhcpsS Hcp Iqmbva Bbncpp DmbncpXv. Cu cp Iqcpw hntZzjnepw sshcnepw aphn[nbnepw i{XpXbnepw IgnncphcmWv. kphntijamWv Ahsc Hcp Iqbvabntepw GI icocns AwinI F A\p`hntepw sImphXv. Fnepw Cu hntZzjhpw ]cn`hhpw Ipsdsbms \ne\nncpp Fp thWw IcXphm.

AXpsImmWv Ah Xn Xnep kvt\ln\v ]qXbpmIphm B{Klnpp Fp ]dbpXv. Cs k`m Aconepw \psS AtmkvXe\mb tXmamolm B{KlnpXpw At\ym\yhpw aphtcmSpap kvt\ln hnp hcphm\mWv. Cu kvt\lns A`mhamWv \psS k`bpsS henb Hcp {]iv\ambn Rm IcpXpXv. Hcp Imhv, Hcp amtamZokm, Hcp hnizmkw, Hcp ]mccyw, Hcp Bcm[\mss]XrIw CsXmsbmWv DsXnepw th]mSns \Spphcv Dbn sInsmv cp`mKv Apdhpw Cpdhpambn \np ZpkvXnXn hfsc thZ\bpmpXmWv. apJyambnpw AXns ]n]n kzmXbpsSbpw AlbpsSbpw lrZbImTn\ynsbpw Hs thcpI \npXns ^eambnmWv Ccw Hcp \Spph Dbp hncnpsXv F\np tXmpp. AXpsImv AtmkvXes {]m\ Av BhiyambncpXpt]mse Cpw Bhiyambn hncnpp. At\ym\yw kvt\ln hfp htcWw FXmbncnWw B {]m\. AXp F{]ImcambncnWsapw AtmkvXe FSpp ]dbpp. ]utemkv AtmkvXe k`tbbpw k`matfbpw F{Xam{Xw kv\lnppthm A{Xam{Xw Bgn DXmbncnWw Ah Xnep ]ckv]c kvt\lw. AtmkvXe Ahsc F{Xam{Xw kvt\lnncppshv \mw IpIgnp. CXp k`mXenepw CShI Xenepw am{Xa IpSpw_ Aconepw Bhiyambncnp HmWv.

Rm Cu Ahkcn Hmp Hcp kw`hhpw kw`mjWhpw \ntfmsSmw ]p shbvphm B{Klnpp. {]kncmb cp hynXzfmbncpp: Hv, CUybpsS Aw_mkU Bbncp sI. ]n. Fkv. tat\m, atXv, amtmm sa{Xmtmen Bbncp bqlmt\m atmm Xncpta\n. cpt]cpw tImbv AhcpsS Hcp s]mXp kplrns `h\n Bbncptm ]e Imcysfnbpw N sNbvXp. Ah Hnv a{Zmkv {InkvXy tImtfPn ]Tnncpptm apXep kulrZambncpp. AhcpsS Hcp ]q kplrv acnp. lrt{ZmKambncpp acW ImcWw. AXns\n Ah kwkmcnpsImncnptm bqlmt\m Xncpta\n. sI. ]n. Fkv. tat\mt\mSv Hcp tNmZyw tNmZnp. sI. ]n. Fkv, Ghpw amcIamb lrt{ZmKw GXmWv? hnm\ `mImcambncp, sshZyimkv{Xnt]mepw {]mhoWyapmbncp sI. ]n. Fkv. X\ndnbmhp ]e tcmKfptSbpw t]cpI ]dp. CsXmw tInv Xncpta\n ]dp, CsXmpa, Ghpw amcIamb lrt{Zmlw lrZbn kvt\lanmbva FpXmWv. sI. ]n. Fkn\v AXp hfsc IuXpIIcambn tXmnbXpsImv Atlw ]noSv ]dbpIbpw, FgpXpIbpw kmnbpw sNbvXnpv.

\nkoaamb ssZhkvt\lns {]Xnkv^pcWamWv \mw ChnsS ImWpXv. Cu At\ym\y kvt\ln\v koaItfm ]cnanXnItfm C. Cu kvt\ln\v PmXnaXht`Ztam D\oNXztfm C. Cu kvt\ln {]IrXntbmSpw kIe NcmNctfmSpap kvt\lhpw IcpXepw DsSpp.

Cu kvt\lw \n hnp s]cpIWsan ]cnipmmhns {]h\w \n Dmsbn am{Xta kmyamIbpp. `nnncnphcpsS a\ns\ ssZhns Bmhv kwtbmPnnpp. AIncnphsc ASpnpXmWv ssZhns Bmhv. kvt\ln Fmnt\bpw cRvPnnbpw kwtbmPnnbpw sNpXmWv Bmhv. ]cnipmmhns henb {]h\w DmbncpXpsImmWv BZnak`bn hnizknhcpsS Iqw GIlrZbhpw GIa\pw Dhcmbn hnncpXv.

aqmas {]m\m hnjbw hfsc {itbamWv. ssZhkn[nbn \n hnipnbpsS A\p`hn ImWsSphm CSbmIWw FmWv AtmkvXe {]mnpXv. [mnI PohnXn tXI \SamSnbncp Hcp Imev ]e Lfnepw AtmkvXe Bhnp ]dbp Hcp ImcyamWv \n hnipcmbn XocWw Fv. sXtem\nypthn AtmkvXe {]mnpXpw AXmWv. \psS Imhmb tbip Xsd kIe hnipmcpambn hcp {]XyXbn, AXmbXv Xs cmas hchp hsc hnipn ImpkqnWsapw AtmkvXe B{Klnbpw {]mnbpw sNpp.

sXktem\ny k`bnse _lp`qcn]w BfpIfpw hnPmXnb kaqln\npw hnphcmWv. Acw kaqlfn kmmnI aqeyġv Imcyamb hyhtbm {]m[m\ytam \Inbncpn. kmmnIambn A[xXn Hcp Ah Bbncpp B kaqlfn \nehnencpXv. AXn\v Nne ImcW Dmbncpp. Ahsc kzm[o\nncp Nne NnIfmWv AXn\p ImcWambn \app FSpp ]dbphm\pXv.

HmaXmbn, m\hmZw Bmev hfscb[nIw {]Ncnncp Hcp Nnm[mcbmWv. AX\pcnv icocw Asn Matter Fp ]dbpXv XnbmWv. Bmhv am{XamWv \bmbnpXv. Bmhpw icochpw Xn Hcp _hpan. AXpsImv, icocw sImv FpsNbvXmepw AXv Bmhns\ _m[nbn. What you do with body doesnot affect your spirit or soul. Cu Nn DmbncpXpsImv icocw sImv Fp tXbpw sNm Ah aSnncpn. AXpsImp Xs AkmnIX As kaqln cqambncpp. Cu Nnm[mcsb A\pIqenncp hnPmXnbaX AhcpsS Pagan t{Xfn ]e ZpcmNmcsfbpw Zpjv{]hWXIsfbpw t{]mmlnnpancpp.

AXp am{Xa, Cu PohnXn\v Apdw Hcp PohnXapsv Ah hnizknncpn. `uXoI acWtmSpIqSn Fmw Ahkm\np Fp Ah IcpXnbncpp. As\bmsWn acWw hsc e`np kabw BkzZnv, B\np PohnpI FXmbncpp AhcpsS PohnXssien. Cu cp ImcWfm As hnPmXnb kaqlnse AkmnIX hfsc cqambncpp. AXpsImmWv Ah ssZhns apn A\nycpw hnipcpambn ImWsSs Fv B{KlnpIbpw {]mnpIbpw sNpXv.

hopw \memw Aymbn CtX hnjn Xs AtmkvXe {]mnbpw {]t_m[nnbpw sNpp. AXv \apv Hv {inmw: ssZhnsd Ctam \nfpsS ipoIcWw Xt. \n ZpSp hnsmgnp Hmtcmcp ssZhs Adnbm PmXnIsftmse ImahnImcne, hnipoIcWnepw am\nepw Xmmsd ]m{Xs t\Snsms. Cu Imcyn Bcpw AXn{Ianbpw ktlmZcs\ NXnbpw AcpXp; R \ntfmSp aps ]dXp t]mse Cu hsIp Hsbpw {]XnImcw sNph Imhtm.ssZhw \s Aipn hnipoIcWnt{X hnfnXp. BIbm XpnIcnph a\pjys\ A, Xsd ]cnipmmhns\ \nġp Xcp ssZhs Xt XpoIcnpp. (1 sXsem\oIy 4:38) Cu Xcnep hnipoIcWns {]t_m[\w AtmkvXes In DS\ofw \app ImWphm km[npw.

\psS icocw ssZhns ancamWv. ssZhns ancw hnipamWv. B hnipnbn AXns\ Imp kqnphm \apv Ihyw Dv. sXtem\nypthn {]mn Cu cp {]m\Ifpw \sf kw_nnStmfw A\zamWv. Hv, kvt\ln hnpI FpXv; cv, hnipnbn hknpI FpXv. [mnIambncnp, hnipnbptSXmbncnp, B Hcp HuXyw \psS PohnXn e`yampI FXv Cs Hcp Bhiyambn Rm IcpXpp.

Cv \appw kaqln\pw kw`hnncnp henb Hcp ]cmPbw, Contextual ethics Fp ]dbpw: k`n\v A\pkcnp Pohnm aXn F Bibw. \psS hnImcsf \mw ASnacpXv F sXmb Hcp Nnbpw {]Nmcnepv. \nb{WfnmsX kzX{ambn hnImcsf {]ISnnbpw Xr]vXnsSppIbpw sNWsa Hcp coXnbmWv Cu BibneqsS AampXv. AXpsImv a\pjys ssewKnIhmk\Ifpw B{Klfpw ap hnImcfpsams Do]nnphm\pw insSpphm\pap kwc`hpw amyat{]cWbpsams Cp [mcmfapv. AXpsImv FmWv kaqln\v kw`hnncnpXv? [mnIXbvv, Moral ethics \v kaqln {]kn CmXmbncnpp. Fmw Hcpt]mse IpganmXmWv F Hcp NnmKXnbntep hsnbncnpp. CXpaqew Aids apXemb amcIamb tcmKfpw, ap ]e XIIfpw kw`hnpsImncnpp.

Npcpn, AtmkvXes {]m\bn Cs ]nXmm amXrIbmt, k`matfmSp kvt\lhpw IcpXepw {]ISamIpIbpw, ]ns PohnXn kvt\lw, hnipn Fo auenI Imcy {]mtbmKnIampIbpw sNWsap Bibhpw Dsmpp. Cu {]m\ sXtem\nypthn am{Xa \app thnbpw IqSnbp {]m\bmsWp a\nemnsmv, ssZhta, Cu Ahbntep Rtfbpw BnoWta Fp \apv {]mnmw. ssZhns ]cnipmmhv \s AXn\p klmbns.

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[Original in Malayalam Voice. Transcribed and edited by Editor Dr. Rajan Mathew]
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