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MAY 2006 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:5 ISSUE:05

PRAYER OF PHARAOH
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By Fr. VARGHESE VARGHESE

Fmsd ^dthm tamsisbbpw Altcms\bpw hnfnnp: Xhf Fsbpw Fsd P\sbpw hnp \opamdmtIXnp btlmhtbmSp {]mnn. Fm btlmshp bmKw Ignm Rm P\s hnbmw Fp ]dp. (]pdmSv 8:8)

hj hjmcġp av an{kbnans ASnans bn{ktb P\Xsb hnSphnpXn\pthn ssZhw \ntbmKn ssZha\pjy\mWv tami. B tami an{kbnan ^dthms sImmcnsNv Xs P\s Bcm[nm hnpXtcWsav ^dthmt\mSv bn{kmtb P\Xpthn A`ynpp. ssZhP\w ASnan Ignbpp. Ahsc hntamNnXcmpI FXmWv tamibpsS \ntbmKw. tlmsc_v ]hXns Xmgvhcbn ki\mb ssZhw tamip shfnsv tamitbmSp ]dbpp: Fs P\ns IX Rm Ip, Ip, F\nhtcmSv a\kenhv tXmnbncnpp. \o Ahsc hnSphntWw. \o BcmIpp Fp tami {]XnIcnp tNmZnpp. ap]Sn \npw ki\mb btlmh tamitbmSv Acp sNbvXp; Rm\mIph Rm\mIpp. ]s tamip hyamb Hcp [mcW Innbn. tami hopw tNmZnpp: \o BcmIpp? btlmhbmb ssZhw tamip IqSpX hyambn Adnbnpp: Rm \ns ]nXmcmb A{_lmansbpw bnkvlmnsbpw bmtm_nsbpw ssZhamb btlmhbmIpp. ChnsSbmWv btlmhbmb ssZhns hynXzspdnp Aht_m[w tamibvpmbXv.

ki\mb ssZhnbn \npw kw`cn inbpambn, Xs P\ns tamN\ns Xo{h A`nhmbpambn tami an{kbnantep aSpp. tami ^dthms\ t\cn Iv P\s btlmhsb Bcm[n\pXn\mbn hnbWsav A`ynpp. ssZhP\ns acp{]bmWn Bcm[\p {]m[m\yamWv ChnsS hyamIpXv. Fm ^dthms lrZbw ITn\sncpp. ITn\s ^dthms lrZbw absSpn P\XXnsb hnp InpXn\mbn btlmh ]p _m[I an{kbnan hcppp. B ]p _m[Ifn Hmbncpp Xhf. Xhf an{kbnansepw ^dthms sImmcnepw Ahs ib\{Klfnepw Fmw s]cpIn \ndp. XhfbpsS _m[ ITn\ambtm ^dthm tamitbbpw Altdms\bpw hnfnnv AhtcmSp ]dbpp; \n F\npthn {]mnn.

^dthm tamitbmSpw Altdmt\mSpw Fn\pthnbmWv {]mnm BhiysSpXv? Xhf amdnnpXn\pthn Bbncpp. B[p\nIImeLn ImWsSp Bcm[\bpsS Ak Dsmp Hcp {]m\bpsS {]XoImXbmWv \mw ChnsS ImWpXv. Bob A\zjWns ASnm\w FmbncnWw? ^dthms {]m\tbbpw `ntbbpw Ipdnv hnNn\w sNptm BZyambn \app a\knemIpXv, ^dthms `npw {]m\pw hnizmkmSnm\w C FpXmWv. an{kbns `cWm[nImcnbmbpcp ^dthm\p bn{ktb P\XbpsS {]Xn\n[nIfmb tamibpsSbpw Altdmsbpw ssZhsn bmsXmcp Adnhpanmbncpp. Fnpw ^dthm tamitbmSpw Altdmt\mSpw A`ynpp; X\npthnbpw P\XXnpthnbpw {]mnphm.

\mw {IkvXy\nIfmsWp kwXr]vXnsSpp. Fm Fs\bmWv \mw {InkvXym\nIfmbnoXv? \psS amXm]nXm {InkvXym\nIfmbXpsImp am{Xas \mw {InkvXym\nIfmbnoncnpXv? Fm \psS BobXbvv hnizmkns ASnm[aptm Fp \mw XnsSptnbncnpp. tamibvv hyambn Adnbmambncpp Cu ssZhw BcmsWv. ImcWw Ah Poh\p ssZhns i_vZw ap]Sn tIncpp.

\app e`nncnp kpJkarn, m\am\, `uXoIkpJ, tcmKimn apXemhbmWv ]ecptSbpw `nbmbn cq]mcsSpXv. Fm Cu `qtKmfn Pohnp a\pjycn aqn cp `mKw P\fpw \ma\p`hnp kpJkuIcy e`nmhcmWv. As\sbn AhcpsS hnizmkns B[mcw FmbncnWw? Cp ]ecptSbpw a\kn tbip{InkvXphns\pdnp Nn{Xw AXnibw {]hnph FXmWv. AXnibw {]hnm Hcp {InkvXp Cs temIn\v A`nImay\. tbip{InkvXp Xs CltemIhym]mc Imev At\Iw tcmKnIsf kuJyamn. ]escbpw Dbnp, At\Iw `qXsf ]pdmn. Fm tbiphns\bpw _dmknt\bpw \nnsmv ]oemtmkv tNmZnpp: Bsc \nġp thWw? P\w Hsmbn ]dbpp; Rġv _dmkns\ aXn. tbip kuJyw \Inbhtcm `qXs ]pdmnbhtcm Bcpw Xs tbiphn\pthn hmZnphm\nmbncpp.

{]m\ hnizmk ASnm\apXmIptmgmWv BoI hfbpmIpXv. Asn \psS hnizmkw apcSnpt]mIpp. Xs ]ncp injymcnepw CXp {]ISambncpp. ISepw, ao\pw, hebpw, A\pw, IpSpw_hpw Fmw Dt]nv tbiphns IqsS Cdnncnv aqc hjtmfw XtmSw kcnncp injym Imhmb tbip{InkvXphns Dmcn\ptijw XfpsS ]gb sXmgnemb ao]nSnn\mbn Xns_cymkv ISpdtp Xncnpt]mbXmbn hn. tbmlm \tmSp kphntijnpp. Fm Hcp cm{Xn apgph ]nSnnpw ao]nSnn B ISpdpXs kp]cnNXcmb Ahp Hpw Innbn. cm{Xn apgph Azm\ntijw t\cw ]pecptm Hcp a\pjy IScbn \npXmbn Ah ImWpp. Ah AhtcmSv ISens hep`mKp hebndphm Inpp. Ahs hm\pkcnv Ah ISens hep`mKp hebndnbtm AhpXs henpIbphm IgnbmsXhw he \ndv Ahp ao e`npp. Imhns hmpIsf \mw A\pkcnptm \psS Azm\n\v karnbmbn ^ew e`npp.

ASpXmbn, hnizmkn IqSn Bnp Bob AdnhpI {]tbmP\{]Zhpw ssZhhN\n\p A\pNnXhpambncnWw. \ntmZntamkv henb ]nX\pw imkv{Xnbpambncpp. Fm Xs kwib\nhmcWn\mbn tbiphns\ ImWphm Ah XncsSpXv cm{XnbpsS CcpfS bmafmWv. Imhv hfsc efnXambn \ntmZntamknt\mSp ]dbpp, \o hopw P\nWw. \n\p \ymb{]amWn \npw e`nncnp Adnhv A cp B[mcambncnpXv. kzcmPyw A\p`hamsWsan Bmhnepw kXynepw \o P\nWw. \ntmZntamkn\v CXp a\knemm Ignn. ChnsS Adnhp a\pjys Bob A\zjWw hgnapntmIpp. CXn\p Hcp ImcWw Xs A\zjWn\mbn XncsSp kabhpw hgnbpw AImcntXmbncpp. IuZminIPohnXns BhiyIXbpw a\pjy_pnpw Adnhn\pw AXv AXoXamsWpw a\knemphm Imhmb tbip \ntmZntamknt\mSp ]dbpp: Imv AXn\v CapnSv hoipp. AXp FhnsS\nv Dhnp Fpw FhntSp t]mIppshpw \o Adnbpn.

iute, iute, \o D]{Zhnph\mb tbiphmIpp Rm Fv DnX\mb tbiphns kzcw tIġpIbpw Ahs\ ZinpIbpw sNbvXtm Kamentbens ]\npw Xm Icamnb \ymb{]amWnse AdnhpI, hn. ]utemkv ]pXpPnhnXns AdnhpIfmbn cq]mcsSppp.

Imhmb tbip{InkvXphns P\\tijw Ingp\npw hnZzmm XncnsbnbXv sltcmZmcmPmhns sImmcntemWv. Adnhn A[njvTnXamb A\zjWw Ahsc sImmcnemWv FnXv. hm\\ncoWnepw imkv{Xnepw ss\]pWyw t\Snbncp hnZzmmv sXp]n. tbippv B sImmcnepmbncpn. Ah sImmcn \npw Cdn apIfntep t\mn. kzobamb Adnhpw amZi\hpw Ahp e`np. AXp XpSbm{XbpsS, Hcp ]pXp bm{XbpsS ssZhoI Adnhpw Zi\hpambn ]cnWanp.

{InkvXphne ]pXpP\\w euInI Adnhns acWamWv. Adnhpw m\hpw tZmja. Adnhpw kzob Ir]bpw ka\zbnptm ssZhnIm\ntep hgnncnhpmIpp. BobPohnXns inbpw tXPpw kzob m\hpw {InkvXob A\p`hhpamWv. Cu kzob m\amWv \psS PohnXn ]cnWmaapmpXv. Cu kzob m\amWv \app ]pXpPoh \IpXv. Zmlnphtc, \n Fs ASp hcphn, Hcnepw ZmlnmsXhw Rm \nġp PohPew \Imw Fp hmKvZm\w sNpIbpw, Ambncw ]pcpjmscbpw AhcpsS IpSpw_sbpw `Ww \In Xr]vXcmpIbpw sNbvX tbip {Iqin InSpsImv F\np Zmlnpp ]dbptm AXoh ]mnXyw t\Snbncp imkv{Xnampw thZimkv{Xpw AXv a\nemm\pw Dsmm\pw km[nn.

Fm kzob m\m hyambn Imcy a\nemnb aqpt]sc XncphN\w \s ]cnNbsSppp. HmaXmbn, ]oemtmkns `mcy tbiphns\ Hcp ssZh]pcpj\mbn a\nempIbpw B a\pjys Imcyn CSs]ScpsXv Xs `mhns\ hnepIbpw sNbvXp. cmaXmbn tbiphns {IqioIcW kabv AhnsS ]mdmhv \Snbncp tdmam ]Sbmfn kzobm\m ]dbpp, Ah kXyambnpw ssZh]p{X\mbncpp, Fv. aqmaXmbn, hep`mKs Ių tbiphns\ ssZh]p{Xs\p kmnpIbpw, tbipth, \ns cmPyn \o Fgpn hcptm Ftbpw HmtWta Fp {]mnpIbpw sNbvXp.

kzobm\hpw Bobhcfpw {Zhym e`yamIpX. AXns DZmlcWamWv inatbms {Zhyw. olmp e`nncp Bobhc {Zhyw sImv hmmw Fv iotam hymtamlnp. ]t{Xmkv olm iotamt\mSp ]dbpp; ssZhns Zm\w ]Wn\phmmw Fp \o \ncq]nXpsImv \ns {Zhyw \ntmSpIqsS \inpt]mIs. kIe ]m]fptSbpw ASnm\w {Zhym{KlamWv. IqSmsX iotams {Zhyw B`nNmcm kmZnXmbncpp.

hnizmknsbpw BobXbpsSbpw k`bpsSbpw B[mcw {Zhya. Fm e`nncnp Ir] ssZhalXzn\mbn hn\ntbmKntnbncnpp. AXpsImmWv hn[hbmb kv{Xo Fmhtcmfpw A[nIambn Cp Fv Imhmb tbip{InkvXp ]dbpXp. tbiphns ImgvNmSn Cu hn[hbmb kv{Xo tbcpiteanse Ghpw henb [\nIbmbncpp. Cs temIns Bob A[x]X\ns {][m\ ImcWw {ZhyamWv. ]utemkv olm XntamsYtbmknt\mSp ]dbpp, "aIs\, XntamsYtbmtk \o AXp ({Zhym{Klw) hntmSpho. Fs Imth, \ns \nn coXnbn Fs Zcn{Z\mcpsX. Fs Imth, \ns adpt]mI coXnbn Fs [\hm\mcptX. CXmbncnWw {Zhysn \psS {]m\.

{Zhya, kzm[o\hpa BobXbpsS B[mcw. Fm Ah ssZhns Zm\amsW Aht_m[w Ah ssZhalXzn\mbn hn\ntbmKnphm \s t{]cnnpp. A{_lmw tkmtZmw cmPmhnt\mSp ]dbp adp]SnhmNIw Dn ]pkvXIn FgpXnbncnpXv hfsc {itbamWv. "Rm A{_mans\ k\mnsbp \o ]dbmXncnm Rm Hcp NcSmIs sNcnphmdmIs \n\pffXn bmsXmpamIs FSpbn, Fs ssZhw Fs k\mphm aXnbmbh\mWv.'

[Sermon delivered at Orthodox Convention Philadelphia
Reported by: Biju Mathew - Philadelphia]


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