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DECEMBER 2007 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:6 ISSUE:12

RECONCILIATION IN THE CHURCH
A\pcRvP\w k`bn

By GEEVARGHESE MAR OSTHATHIOS METROPOLITAN
(Diocesan Metropolitan of Niranam Diocese of Malankara Orthodox Church and President of Mission Church Board)
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ssZhn \np th]mSv A\pcRvP\w CmXmpp. ssZhn \npw AI Imbo ktlmZcs\ sImpp. Cs temIw hfscb[nIw `nnncnpp. Imbo lmt_ens\ sImXpapX Ctbmfw ]ckv]cw sImphm\p hy{KXbmWv a\pjy\pXv. temIs apgph\mbpw Dqe\miw sNm aXnbmb ansskepIfpw ap \ioIcW Bbp[fpw hcm{fpsS ssIIfnepv. CXv temIs apgph\mbpw `bsSppp. cm{ob aefnep Atiob `nXI Hcp hiv iambncnptm ]ckv]c A\pcRvP\w Dmt k`bnse `nX AXn\papdmWv. \mw ]t{Xmkns teJ\n hmbnpXv k`, "\ntfm AImcn \np Xsd ApX{]Imintep \nsf hnfnhsd kKpWsf tLmjnmhw XncsSps Hcp PmXnbpw cmPIob ]ptcmlnXhhpw hniphwihpw kzP\hpw BIpp.' (1 ]s{Xmkv 2:9), Fs{X. Hcp PmXn,. cp PmXnbn. cp PmXnbptSXmb Hcp ssZhimkv{Xan. Ft^kysgpXnb teJ\w Apw Bdpw Aymbfn Ggp {]mhiyw "Hv' Fp ImWmw. "Hcp Imhv, Hcp ssZhw' ]m]w sImmWv `nXbpmIpXv. A\pcRvP\w DmIWsan `nXbpmp ]m]spdnv \mw a\nemWw.

ssZhn\npw AI a\pjys\ ssZhntep XncnsIsmphcphm ainlmXpcm temIntep hp. Xs cp ssIIfpw Ccphitp \onbncnpXv temIs apgph\mbn Xn Hmphm\mWv. AXp a\knemnb hep`mKs Ių B In IbdnnSnp cbntep hp. AXp a\knemm CSXp`mKs Ių \mintept]mbn. Cpw Imhns ssI \osncnpp. B In ]nSnv ]dpZok AhImisSpt a\pjy CSXp`mKs Is\tmse ssZhn\npw AIepXmWv Fm {]iv\fpsSbpw ASnm\ ImcWw. ]m]ns ^eamWv `nXsbpw A\pcRvP\w cbpsS A\p`hamsWpw \mw a\nemWw. "i{Xpfmbncnptm Xt \app Ahsd ]p{Xsd acWm ssZhtmSp \ncp hp Fnepw \nc tijw \mw Ahsd Poh\m F{X A[nIambn cnsSpw.' (tdma 5:10) tbiphns acWw tbiphns Poh\ntep \s \bnphm\mbnmWv. tbiphns {Iqins\qSmsX A\pcRvP\w kmya.

hnhmltamN\w t\Sphm\mbn tImSXnsb kao]n ZXnamcpsS Hcp IY tIġphm\nSbmbn. `mcybpw `mhpw Xn ]nWambn. Hcpanp Pohnphm Ahp kmyam Hcp Ah hp. Ccphcpw ]ncnbphm Xocpam\np. Fm Ahncphpw {]nbs aIs\ X\np thWsav cpt]cpw AhImihmZapbnp. tImSXnbn CcphcpsSbpw hoem D{Kambn hmZnp sImncnptm B aI Hcp ssIsImv ]nXmhns Igpnepw as ssIsImv amXmhns Inepw ]nSnpsImv, ]m, ao, Fp hnfnpsImtbncpp. CXp I PUvPn tNmZnp: "Rm B ]npssI hnSphnmtam', Fv. B ]npIpns hn[n A\pkcnm Ahsc D]tZinp. Ah HptNv hnhmltamN\tkv dmphm Bhiysp. As\ Ah kvt\lambn Ignp FXmWv IY. B ]npIpns ssII ainlmXpcms \os Icġp kZriyamWv. ainlm Hcp Icw \psSt\sc \optm as Icw ]nXmhmw ssZhn\pt\sc \opp. temItbpw ssZhtbpw Xn cRvPnnp IamWv ainlmXpcm \nlnXv.

hnip thZ]pkvXIn DS\ofw IpcnimWv tI{_np. {IqineqsS am{XamWv ainlm temIs Hmphm {ianXv. k`pw {IqineqsS am{Xta temIn Hcp A\pcRvP\w Dmphm km[np. "Ah \psS kam[m\w; Ah Ccp]sbpw Hmn, Nfpw Iev]\Ifpamb \ymb{]amWw F i{XpXzw Xsd PUm \on th]mSnsd \Spph CSnp IfXp kam[m\w Dmnsmp Ccp ]sbpw Xn Htc ]pXpa\pjy\mn krnm\pw {Iqint shp i{XpXzw CmXmn AXn\m Ccp]sbpw GIicocn ssZhtmSp \ncnm\pw Xt.' (Fs^ky 2:1416) "Hcp {InkvXphnembm Ah ]pXnb krn BIpp; ]gbXp Ignp t]mbn, CXm, AXp ]pXpXmbnoncnpp.' (2 sImcny 5:17) cns\ Hmnbm ]ns cn, Htbpp, Hcp ]pXnb krn am{Xw. {Iqip apJmncw temIhpw Hcp ]pXnb krnbmIWw. {InkvXphmWv \psS kam[m\w. {InkvXphn\p tI{m\w \IpI FXmWv k`bpsS Hmas ISa. \n`mKyhim k` {InkvXphn\npw hfscb[nIw AIpt]mbn FXmWv hkvXpX. \mw Cmev BtLmjnp {InkvXphns P\\scp\mt]mepw tltdmtZkns P\\scp\mfmbn amdnbncnbmWv. ]pqn P\n tbiphpambn bmsXmcp _hpanm {InkvXpakv BtLmjw. aZy]m\hpw \rhpap, tbmlm kv\m]ImcpsS Xe sImp tltdmtZkns P\\scpmfmtLmjfmWv.

{InkvXphns\ FhnsStbm Dt]nnp aptmpt]mIp Hcp _qjm k`bmWnpXv. Ccp]tbpw Hmnb {Iqins XymKhp kvt\lhpw tbmPnpw FhnsStbm Ifp t]mbncnpp. Hcp sImpIpnv {InkvXpakn\p Innb km\w tbmk^nsbpw adnbmansbpw CSbmcpsSbpw hnZzmcpsSbpw IpIfpsSbpw apw cq]fSnb Hcp s]nbmbncpp. Ah AXpwsImv InUKm kvIqfn t]mbn kvt\lnXsc AXp ImWnp. HSphn Hcp Znhkw ]ppsSmcptm Ah hnZzmmscbpw tbmk^nt\bpw adnbmant\bpw Hs {]XnjvTnp. Ah t\mnbtm Fm {]XnaIfpw Dv, Fm tbippns\ am{Xw In. \ncmi\mbn Ipn AtbmSp ]dp: "an, Fmw Dv, Fm tbippam{Xw C.' tbiphns\ \sSpnb Hcp k`bpsS Nn{XamWv \mw ChnsS ImWpXv.

]Xn\mdmw \qmns\ \hoIcWns \qmspw, ]Xnt\gv, ]Xns\v, ]sm]Xv \qmpIsf anjtbpw `nXIfptSbpw \qmspw, Ccp]Xmw \qmns\ k`m ]p\sscIyns (FIypsa\nkw) \qmspw hntijnnncnpp. FpsImmWnXv? k`bpsS BtKmfhfbpsS Imev `nXI Dmbn. Hcp k`bvv asmcp k`sb IpIqSm, ]ckv]cw Bfp ]nSnamWv. k`bpsS tbmPnpw kvt\lhpw ap \qmpIfn \sp. Fm FIypsa\n sFIyhoWanmsX Hcp k`bvpw kzb\ne\nnsp Ccp]Xmw \qmmbtmtgpw k`I Xncndnp. AXpsImmWv hneyw sn Cu \qmns\ FIypsa\nkns \qmsp hntijnnXv. tPm amm cma hnm IukneneqsS FIypsa\nkns P\epI Xpdp.

Hmdnb HmtUmIvkv k`I AmWv. (tIm]vnv, kndnb, CUy, Ao\nb, FtXym]y) ss_ks HmtUmIvkv k`I Ccp]Xn]capv. tdma Itmen k` ]eXmbnpsnepw Fmw ammmtbmSp `nbn GXmv Htc \nebn \ne\npp. k`I Xn HnWsapXmWv ssZhns Cw. AXn\p Rm ImWp amw {Iqintep Hcp klbm{XbmWv. {Iqins {]Xymibn\npw IncoSns Bibntep k`bpsS ]memb\amWv Fm `nnpIġpw ImcWambXv. Fm k`Ifqw {Iqi IncoSamWv tamlnpXv. hnip {XnXznemWv k`IfpsS ]p\sscIy sImfoPnbmenn.

k` kzba\m Zcn{Zamsbn am{Xta k`bn tbmPnpmIbpp. Hcp kk`bvv temIn tbmPnpmphm kmya. apXemfn hyhnXnbpmnb Zmcn{Zyspdn ChnsS DtinXv. hyh krnp Zmcn{Zyw \oNXzhpw kphntij kvt\lm kzbw kzoIcnp Zmcn{Zyw DZmhpw BWv. kzbw ]cnXymKneqsS k` Zcn{ZamIWw. F\nsp InpsaX {]iv\w. F\nsp sImSpphm Ignbpsa NnbpmIWw. kzbw XymKw klnphm IgnbmsX k`bvv tbmPnpmIbn. kzbw Insbcnp \ofw IpdbmsX sagpIpXncnv {]Imiw ]cphm IgnbpIbn.

F. Un. 313emWv ane {]Jym]\w [Edict of Milan] DmbXv. anem {]Jym]\apmbtm tdmamkm{mPyn ]p iXam\w {InkvXym\nIfmWpmbncpXv. B ]p iXam\w BbXpXs ]oVbpsS \SphnemWv. ]oVb\p`hnphcpsS ss[cyhpw {]XymibpwIv ]oVnnh ]ecpw {InkvXym\nIfmbn. Fm \memw \qmns Bcw`n tImkvss N{Ihn {InkvXnbm\nbmbtXmsS ]oVbhkm\np. DXtPmenI {InkvXym\nIġv \In. m\hpw am\hpw Ahp e`np. Xqew At\Imbnc k`bntemIjnsp. Ap apX k` `uXnIambn hfcphm XpSn. AtXmsS k`bpsS BobXfpw XpSw Ipdnp. FXmv sXmqdp iXam\tmfw {InkvXym\nIfpambn k` tdmamkm{mPyn hfp. k`bn temIabXzw ISpIqSn. AtXmSpIqSn k`bn `nnpmbn. k` tbmPnphm\p BZyamw {Iqins amamWv. BZna k\ymknamscmw Zmcn{Zyw kktmjw kzoIcnhcmWv.

{XnXzns amXrIbn tbmPnp kmyampI FXmWv cmas amw. "\o Fs Abncnpp Fp temIw hnizknm Ah Fmhcpw HmtIXnp, ]nXmth, \o Fnepw Rm \nnepw BIpXpt]mse Ahcpw \n BtIXnp Xt. \o F\np Xnp alXzw Rm Ahp sImSpncnpp:' (tbmlm 17:2122) {XnXzkXyw ]nXmhpw ]p{X\pw ]cnipdqlmbpw hyXykvXcmbncnptXmsSmw Hpw kahpamWv FXs{X. ]nXmhv P\nnpp, P\npn; ]p{X P\npp, P\nnpn; ]cnipdqlm ]pdsSpp, P\nbpw P\nnbpw sNpn. Cu hyXymkapsnepw kmcmwinepw \nXyXbnepw kaXznepw HmWv. {XnXzm[njvTnXamb Hcp k` DmIWw. {XnXzm[njvTnXam "]ncanUn ssldmn' v [Pyramidical hierarchy] Cu \qmnse k`sb Hmm km[nbn. AXn\m ]ncanUmbn, kmaqly sImfnPnbmennbn [Social collegiality] k`I tbmPnWw.

A\pcRvPnv Fn\nmWv FXpw Nn\obamWv. {InkvXphntep hcpXn\papv \mw FhnsSbmbncppshv Ft^kyteJ\w cmw Aymbn hnhcnnpsm. ssZhw ]IpXn hgn hcnI, \mw ]IpXn hgn sNpI; Fnp tbmPnmw F ]cn]mSn \Sn. ssZhw am\hoIcns {InkvXphns AcnIntev Fmhcpw hcmsX tbmPnv AkmyamWv. {InkvXphntep hcpXn\p apv \mw FhnsS Bbncpp?

  1. ]cntZ\bnm A{KNnIfmbncpp. (A]cntZ\m)
  2. {InkvXphns\ Adnbmhcmbncpp.
  3. bn{kmtb ]ucXtbmSp kw_anmhcmbncpp
  4. DSSnbpsS hmKvZn A]cnNnX Bbncpp.
  5. {]Xymibnmhcmbncpp.
  6. temIn ssZhanmhcmbncpp.
  7. hnZqccmbncpp.
  8. A\ycpw ]ctZinIfpambncpp.

Ccpn\npw ]pXpa\pjyXzntemWv \s tbmPnnncnpXv. ]cnipm ssNX\yap k`bn Hcp Ipns\ amtamZokm apn tNpIgnbptm Ah ]pXpa\pjy\mIpIbmWv. "Ah \psS kam[m\w; Ah Ccp]tbpw Hmn.' As\sbn ]pXpa\pjy\mbm kam[m\n hcWw. FmWv kam[m\w? bpns Cmbvab kam[m\w; adnv ssZhns kmnyamWv kam[m\w. {InkvXphns kmnynep kam[m\w FmWv? {Iqin InSv Xm {]mnsXmsWv \apthpw kp]cnNnXamWsm!

"[mXmth ]m] ss]imNnI lrZbsamSo
qsctmSp sNptXm h
{IqcIrXyw I\nthmSp s]mdptWsatmXn aw.
lm! XssII cpw Xncp
hpSepaXm {Iqinenp Itm InSpp
kIsseI kapmcI {InkvXptZh'

{Iqinse thZ\bn Inp kam[m\amWv ssZhkmn[ynep kam[m\w. Ic IhnsmgpIp \ZnbneqsS IS ]pgIn hosWmgpIp acsmn Ccpv ]mSp ]nsb kam[m\ns {]XoIambn Nn{XImcm hcbvmdpsm? Cu temIkap{Zn FtmgpapmIp Ahbn {]iv\fpsSbpw {]Xn_ԧfpsSbpw ayn ssZhs ]mSnkvXpXnp kam[m\w AXmWv bYm kam[m\w. _mnse anw tZioIcnmepw, asfms acnmepw, aXm]nXm acnmepw ]mSm Ignbp kam[m\w. henb am _tkentbmkns\ ]oVnnphm cmPI\bpambn ]mfmc hp `ojWnsSpn. "\ns kzp apgph IpsIpsap' ]dtmgpw "Fs kzsmw Rm ]mhġp sImSpp, C\nbpw DXv thZ]pkvXIhpw ap Nne Bob {K٧fpw am{XamWv, AXp IpsIn sImpt]mbn hmbnp \n a\w Xncnbpsn AXp [\yambn Rm IcpXpp.' \ns PbneneSpsap ]dtm, "AsX\np hfsc ktmjw, ssZhkwkn\p Ahkcambn Rm\Xns\ ImWpp.' \ns \mSpISpsap ]dtm, "\n Fs FhnsS \mSpISm\mWv Fm \mSpw Fs ssZhns hIbmWv.' "\ns IpSseSppw' Fp ]dtm, "AXp Ctm CcnpnSv F\np thZ\ XcpXn\m FSppXv F\np Gsd \v, thKw F\nv Fs ]nXmhns ASpv Fmasm.' FnXymXn ]dXmbnmWv Atlns PohNcn{Xn tcJsSpnbncnpXv.v ssZhhpambn A\pcRvP\w {]m]n Hcphs kam[m\ NnbmWv \manhnsS ImWpXv. kzpw kpJhpa, Ahp {]iv\w: ssZhamWv Ahp Ghpw {][m\w. kam[m\ns GI DdhbmWXv.

hnip Ipm\ A\p`hneqsS k` {InkvXphns icocamIWw ssZthw {]hnp ssZhicocw.

ew_hpw kamchpamb [Vertical and Horizontal] tbmPnmWv {Iqin \mw ImWpXv. i{XpXsbmw Xov ktlmZc\pambpw ssZhhpambpw A\pcRvP\sSpI. hnip Ipm\bWn\p apmbn ktlmZc\pambn \ncmIWw. "\nsd hgn]mSp AhnsS bmK]oTnsd apn shtp, HmaXp sNp ktlmZct\mSp \ncpsImI; ]ns hp \nsd hgn]mSp Ign.' (ambn 5:24)

temInsebpw k`bnsebpw `nX amdWsan kzp Ghpw \ymbambn e`nWw. ]nXmhns kznt aġp Xpeyamb AhImiapv. kz\mb ]nXmhns kzv Ahs aġp Xpeyambn e`nmnStmfw Imew ]ckv]chntZzjhpw Akqbbpw \ne\npw. Hmtcm IpSpw_mwKhpw Azm\npXv Ah\h\pthnbmbncnmsX IpSpw_n\papgph\pw thnbmbncnWw. Hcp k`m IpSpw_n [\hm\pw Zcn{Z\pw AcpXv. ssZhhpw Xs krnbpw Fm hynIġpapv. \ncns ip{iqj sshZnIp am{Xa Fm hynIġpapv. `nnncnphsc tbmPnnphm Hcp amyaamWv thZ]pkvXIw. \ncns hN\w FmWv AXns t]cpXs. \ncns ip{iqjbmWv hnip IqZmi. ssZhtmSp \ncpIsbm ssZthw A\pkcnv k`mwKsfmw {]hnpI FmWv.

"{InkvXphnt\mSp tNcphm kv\m\w Gncnp \n Fmhcpw {InkvXphns\ [cnncnpp. AXn sblqZ\pw bh\\pw Fn; Zmk\pw kzX{\pw Fn, BWpw s]pw Fpan; \n Fmhcpw {InkvXptbiphn Ht{X.' (KemXy 3:2728) h h PmXn hnthN\amWv cRvPnn\p FXncmbn \np henb Hcp hnepXSn. ]pXp{InkvXym\nsb Cpw hnthN\m at\m`mhtmSpIqSn ImWp ]mccyw ]e {InkvXym\nIġpapv. ]e cmPyfnepw ]tcmamsbnepw hhnthN\w \ne\npp.

apXemfnbpw sXmgnemfnbpw F hyhnXnbpw cp PmXnIsf krnpp. Ht\knsamkns\ ktlmZcs\tmse kzoIcnphm\mWsm ]utemkv olm ^ntemtam\v FgpXpXv: ktlmZc Zmk\. \apmbn tdmUv m sNph\pw ]md s]mnph\pw tXmn tPmen sNph\pw \psS ktlmZcmcmWv.

"BWpw s]psan' kv{Xo]pcpj hyXymkw Pohimkv{X]cw am{XamWv; {InkvXphn kv{Xosbtm ]pcpjs\tm hyXymkan. tdma Itmenm k`bn I\ymkv{XoI sNp tkh\w ]pcpjm sNpXnepa[nIamWv. AsmkvXemtcm apJym\amWv I\yIadnbman\p hnip k` \IpI.

A\pcRvP\w {InkvXym\np am{Xa, am\hPmXnbpsS A\pcRvP\amWv Bhiyw. "Ah\n k kqXbpw hknm\pw Ah {Iqin sNmcn cwsImp Ah apJmcw kam[m\w Dmn, `qanbneptXm kzneptXm kIesbpw Ahs\smp XtmSp \ncnm\pw ]nXmhnp {]kmZw tXmn.' (sImsemy 1:1920) "As\ tbiphnsd \man kztmIcpsSbpw `qtemIcpsSbpw At[mtemIcpsSbpw apgm Hsbpw aSpIbpw Fm \mhpw "tbip{InkvXp Imhp' Fp ]nXmhmb ssZhnsd alXznmbn Gp]dIbpw sNtnhcpw.' (^nennb 2:1011) kznepw `qanbnepw DsXmw ]nsbpw {InkvXphn HmbntcpI, FXmWv ImekqXbpsS aw.

{InkvXym\nIfmhscmw \cIn t]mIpsav thZ]pkvXIw ]Tnnpn. "Bmhn Ah sNp, ]p t\mlbpsS Imep s]Iw Hcpp kabw ssZhw ZoLatbmsS Imncnptm A\pkcnmhcmbn XShnep BmtfmSp {]kwKnp.' (1 ]s{Xmkv 3:19) "CXnmbntm acnhtcmSpw kphntijw AdnbnXp. Ah PUkw_ambn a\pjysctmse hn[nsSpIbpw Bmhp kw_ambn ssZhnsmhw Pohnbpw sNtXnp Xt.' (1 ]s{Xmkv 4:6) ChnsSshv {InkvXphns\ ImWmh\v acWm\cw IpIqSmsbn. kphntijthe acWm\chpw XpScpw. Death of God Theology mcpsS hoWn ssZhw acnp ]mXmfn t]mbn Fmhtcbpw cnpXphsc ssZhw \cInembncnpw FmWv. CXp hyampXv {InkvXphn Fmhscbpw HmpI FXmWv ssZhns ]caamb eyw. CXv ssZhns kvt\lamWv {]ISnnpXv. Cu kvt\lw ]caamWv. ImcpWyamb kvt\lw, Fmw Dsmp kvt\lw, i{Xphns\ an{Xamp kvt\lw, ]mXmfstmepw cnp kvt\lw, AXmWv {InkvXphns kvt\lw CsXmpam{XamWv A\pcRvP\amw.

{]m\: Ggv Fgp]Xphw anm Inh\pw A\ kvt\lhm\pw Cpw anph\pamb Imth, \ns kvt\lWw A\pcRvP\n\p Rsf Wnptm R ]ckv]cw anmsX ITn\lrZbcmbn \ns kvt\lw \ncknphm RġnSbmIcptX. "Ctm kp{]kmZImew' Fdnv R a kzmbampIbpw GhtcmSpw anpIbpw \ns cmPyw hcnIbpw sNtWta...

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