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AUGUST 2008 ARTICLE - MALAYALAM
VOL:07 ISSUE:08

VINEYARD OF NABOTH
\mt_mnsd apncntmw

By REV. FR. SAJI AMAYIL

Blm_v \mt_mnt\mSp: \nsd apncntmw F\np Noctmw Bphm XtcWw; AXp Fsd Acas\p kao]atm. AXn\p ]Icw Rm AXns\m hntijamtbmcp apncntmw \n\p Xcmw; A \n\p kXsan Rm AXnsd hne \n\p ]Wambnp Xcmw Fp ]dp. (1 cmPmm 21:2)

ssZhP\ns Bob PohnX Ncn{X ImeLfn AXniamb shphnfnIfpw ]oV\fpw Dbnb cp cmPmmcmWv H{anbpw Atlns aI Blm_pw. \o Ccp]ncp hjmew C{kmtb P\nsta, ssZhP\ns BkvXnXznsta Xs, iamb `ojWn Dbnb cmPmhmbncpp Blm_v. _mens Bcm[\bn hnizknpIbpw _men\v Him\ ]mSpIbpw sNp _m{]hmNIcpw ssZhoI Bcm[\bpsS iamb {]XntbmKnIfpambncpp Blm_p cmPmhpw Btlns ]Xv\nbmb Cusk_epw FmWv bn{ktb Ncn{Xn hyamIpXv. C{X i\pw {Iqc\pw ssZhP\nsta ]oV\ Agnphn Blm_v F almcmPmhpw tZinse km[mcWmc\mb IjI\pambncp AcnWnmc \mt_mpw Xnep kw`mjWamWv {]kvXpX thZ`mKns ]mew.

almcmPmhv Xs cmPynse Hcp \nkmc {]Pbmb \mt_mns\ hnfnv Ahs apmsI hfsc KuchIcamb Hcp Bhiyw Dbnpp. \ns apncntmw F\np XcWw, AsXmcp Noctmamphm Rm\m{Klnpp. apncntmw FXv XncphN\ ASnm\n thZimkv{X]cambpw k`mNcn{X]cambpw k`mimkv{X]cambpw hfsc {]m[m\yw Alnp Hcp kwKXnbmWv. apncntmns Ncn{X]camb A\zjWw \s sImsnpXv Acmcmv ]Xhpambn _sSpnbmWv. t\mlbpsS s]Iw {]fbn\ptijw Acmcmv ]Xn Ddp. AhnsS t\ml Hcp apncntmw \pmn. ChnsSbmWv apncntmns Dhw FmWv thZ]pkvXI ]TnXm A\pam\npXv.

Fm thZ]pkvXIns s]mXphmb AhtemI\n \app a\nemm km[npXv apncntmw k`bpsS {]XoIamsWmWv. ]gb\nbahpw ]pXnb\nbahpw hyamb `mjbn apncntms Imbmb k`bmbn {]Xn\n[m\w sNpp. At\Iw DZmlcW ]nSphm\pw NqnmWnphm\pw Dsnepw Npcpw NnesXmgnv Ahsbmw \ncphm hnkvXmc `bm ChnsS apXncpn.

ko\mc ZmhoZp ]dbpp: "\o an{kboan\np Hcp apncnhffn sImphp PmXnIsf \onfp AXns\ \p.' (ko\ 80:8) ssZhk`bpsS Dhspdnp ImhymhnjvmcamWv ZmhoZns Cu ko\`mKw. ]pXnb\nban tbmlmolm ]nXmhmb ssZhs hntijnnpXv apncn tXmnse tXmmc\mbnmWv. "Rm kmm apncnhnbpw Fsd ]nXmhp tXmmc\pw BIpp.' (tbmlm 15:1)

tbip{InkvXphns D]aIfn hfsc {]Xn]mZnnp app hr AYhm kkyfmWv An, Henhv, apncn. Chbn Imhns ]cmaiw GdnbncnpXv apncnbpw apncntmhpamWv. tbip{InkvXphns PohnXImev km[mcWmcs PohnXhrnbpambn hfscb[nIw _snp kkyamWv apncn.

ssZhk`bpsS {]XoIamb apncntms \innpXn\p shphnfnbmWv Blm_v cmPmhv apgnbncnpXv. C{]Imcap Hcp Nnmt[mcWnbn B\pImenI {]{InbIsf hniIe\w sNptm Cu thZ`mKn\p ]p\hymJym\hpw ]p\ktihpw A\nhmcyamIpp. ChnsS cmPmhv \mt_mns\ hnfnp ]dbpp: \mt_mt, \ns ss]XrIambXns\, \ns A\p{KlambXns\, F\np XcnI, Rm\Xns\ Hcp Noctmamphm B{Klnpp. Noctmns icnbmb `mjmcw Garden of Herbs FmWv. Cu hmIyns ipamb ]cn`mj Hmjckkyw FmWv. Hebs Ambpkp imIkkyamWv. Ah Imemcn thtcmsS \inpt]mIp Zpe IpcppI am{XamWv. Acw hnIeamb Hcp tXmamn ampXn\mWv \mt_mns ]nXmmcm A\p{KloXamb apncntmnsta Blm_v Ip\ncpXv.

Blm_ns `cWImes \mt_mns apncntmhpw Imhmb tbip{InkvXp m]n hnip k`bpw Xn At`Zyambn _sncnpp. Apw Cpw Blm_p cmPm ]cnip k`sb hnep hmphm Pm{KX ImWnpp. Cu Kp]vXA\ymb hyhlmc aptdpXv am\yX Ie hnet]itemSpIqSnbmWv. Blm_pcmPmhns kao]\hpw AXpXs Bbncpp.

AXnhninamb asmp e`npsa hymPhmKvZm\w \In ]cnipk`sb hnpsImSppXnt\m XnckvcnpXnt\m D Blzm\amWv B[p\nI temIn \app e`npXv. Cu NnmKXnbmWv B\pImenI BoIXsb iambn aptmp \bnpXv. B[p\mX\amb at\m`mhn tbip{InkvXp {]kvXmhya, {]XypX, sFNvOnIw am{XamWv. {]tXyInpw ]mmXy NnmKXnbn tbip{InkvXp Cv Hcp A\nhmcyX A.

XncphN\ns ASnm\n apncntmns \nnXnpw ]cn]me\n\pw ]cnt]mjWnpw Ap {]amW ]menncnWw. Hmas \n_\ \mw ImWpXv tehym]pkvXIw 19mw Aymbw 23 25 hscbp hmIyfnemWv. \o Hcp tXmw \pmnbm BZys aqp kwhcnse ^ew DSa\pX, ssZhn\pXmWv. \memw kwhcn AXnsd ^esamw btlmhbpsS kvtXm{Xnmbnp ipambncntWw. Amw kwhwcntem \nġp AXnsd ^ew Xnmw; As\ AXnsd A\p`hw \nġp hnp hcpw. Fm F{Xbpw thKw ^ew Xcp Noctmnembnp Blm_n\p Xmcyw. AXnio{Lw Xs B{Klġpw A`oġpw A`nemjġpw Dcw Isp t{imXpIfmbncpp Ah\v A`nImayw.

Imncpv Cs a\pjy\v ZplyamWv. apncntmns A\p`hsaSppXn\v Amw hjw hsc ImncnWw. AXv btlmhbmb ssZhns A\ntjyambn ]menstS \nbaamWv. thZ]pkvXIw hyambn \s ]Tnnp Nne XncphN\ aqey Dv. ssZhIr]bpsS ]qXbvpthn Hcp Imncnns Bhiyw Dv ssZhIr]sb \app kv^pSambn t_mysSpXn\p abqw ImeXmakapv, AXv Hcp XzcnXKXn {]{Inbb. hnfw_tfmSp AklnjvWXbn temIns thKX\pkcnv {]bmWw sNphm B[p\nI a\pjy sh Impp. Cu temIns Xncn s]v \mw HmSptmgpw, \pp Zm\ambn Innbncnp Ippsf B Xncn\\pkcWambn HmSphm t{]cnnptmgpw \app \sSpXv A\p{KlfpsS \nZm\amb apncntmfmWv.

abpw klnjvWqXbpw ssZhcmPyns apJap{ZIfmWv. AXpsImmWv "Ahkm\tmfw klnp \nph `mKyhm' Fp Imhv \s ]TnnpXv. B{Imhpw ISepw BobXbpsS eWa. ]gb\nban am \Inb A\p`hn \mw ImWpp: "Gsd s]dpnbhp Gsdbpw Ipsd s]dpnbhp Ipdhpw In.' \app ]n^ew e`nphm thn hfsc BthitmsS \mw kzcq]npIbpw, Iq\ IqpIbpw, Fmw t\SnsbSppIbpw sNptm \mw A`nejnpXv io{Lhnfbp NoctmfmtWm A\p{Kln\p tlXphmb apncntmfmtWm F hyamb Aht_m[w \appmbncnWw.

Cu Nnbvp A\p_ambn, F\nv B_ap Hcp IpSpw_n \S kw`hw \ntfmsSmw ]p shbvphm Rm B{KlnbmWv. B IpSpw_nse cmas Ipv aqmw hjw FPn\obdnwKn\p ]Tnpp. amXm]nXmsf `ojWnsSpphm Ah Hcp BlXypdnv FgpXnshnv A{]Xy\mbn. a\pjya\ns\ s\mcsSpp B Inse Nne hmNIfmWv \nfpsS Nnbvp hnjbo`hnnphm Rm XmcysSpXv. 'I wanted parents, but they gave me toys; I needed peace, but they gave me money... So they want to live, but I want to die.' "Rm Fs amXm]nXmsf B{Klnp; ]s Ah F\np ]mhIsf Xp; Rm kam[m\w B{Klnp, Fm Ah F\np sNp {Um^vpw Xp;.... AXpsImv Ah Pohnm B{Klnpp, Fm Rm acnm BzKlnpp.' Fsmcp KuchXchpw lrZbkv]inbpamb BhnjvImcamWnXv? As\sbn Hn\pwthn Imncnm abnm Cu thKXbpsS kwkvImcw \s GXp XentemWv \bnpXv?

\mt_mv Blm_p cmPmhnt\mSv {]XnIcnpXv ssZhhN\ns shfnnemWv. "\new Pw hncpXp; tZiw F\npffXp BIpp; \n Fsd ASp ]ctZinIfpw hp]mphcpw At{X.' (tehy]pk vXIw 25:23) tZihpw apncntmfpw ssZhntXmbncnpXpt]mse aWhmf thfn Ign aWhmnbmWv k`. AXpsImv k` {InkvXphn\v DSaXsXmWv.

apncntmspdnp cmas {]amWw \mw ImWpXv tehy]pkvXIw 19:10 BWv. "\nsd apncntmn Imem ]dncpXp; \nsd apncntmn hoWpInSp ]gw s]dpbpw AcpXp. Ahsb Zcn{Zpw ]ctZinpw hntWw; Rm \nfpsS ssZhamb btlmh BIpp.' Cs BobX e`nXn am{XamWv A[njvTnXambncnpXv. sImSppXns\n Hcp {]Xn]mZyhpan. Cs apncntmfn tijnpI shbvmdn. B[p\nI BnIXbn Zcn{Z\pw ]ctZinpw thn _mn shbvp kwkvImcan. AkwXr]vXamb a\n _mnshbvm\p DtZzKhpw t{]cWbpan. Fm {InkvXob BobX \ndp Ihnbp A\p`hamWv. ko\mc ]dbpp: "Fsd ]m\]m{Xhpw \ndp Ihnbpp.' (ko\ 23:5) {]XotbmsS Imncnphm \psS a\pIsf absSpptmgmWv \mw karnbpsS A\p`hn BbnocpXv.

Cs a\pjys AkwXr]vXamb a\ns ImcWsamWv? DdKpfnIbvpt]mepw kwXr]vXamb Hcp Ddw \Iphm ]cym]vXamIpn. Fm kwXr]vXnbpsSbpw kam[m\nsbpw DdhnSw FmsWp XncphN\w \s ]Tnnpp. ss{IkvXh PohnXns ASnm\]camb A\nhmcyX thZ]pkvXIw NqnmWnpXv; Hv, Ftmgpw Fmnepw Imhn ktmjnphn; cv, Imhmb tbip{InkvXphns Blzm\w: \nsmhpw kam[\hpw kw{]oXnbpw DmIs.

apmaXmbn apncntmns Imhens\ {]Xn]mZnp {]amWw \mw ImWpXv Bh\ ]pkvXInemWv. "\nsd apncntmn thsdmcp hI hnpw CScpXp; As\ sNbvXm \o C hnnsd hnfhpw apncntmnsd A\p`hhpw hnip ancntep tNpt]mIpw.' (Bh\]pkvXIw 22:9) apncntmhpw k`bpw ]cnipambn ImpkqnstSXmWv. kzw `mjbpw thjhpw kwkvImchpw Fsp Xncndnbphm IgnbmsX Fnt\bpw GXnt\bpw Aambn ]npScpIbpw A\pIcnbpw sNp {]hWX k`bpsS ]cnipnsb [zwknpptm Fv BcmtbXpv. ssZhoIa a\pjy _pnv AXoXsav XncphN\w \s ]Tnnptm B[p\nI `nbpsS sshIrX ssZhapJs hnIeampp.

apncntms ImpkqnpXn\p \memas {]amWw: "IqpImcsd apncntmneqsS t]mIptm Cw t]mse apncngw Xr]vXnbmIpwhw \n\p Xnmw; Fnepw \nsd ]m{Xn CScpXp.' (Bh\]pk vXIw 23:24) BymnIXbn Apw Cpw A\p`hsSp henb Hcp {]iv\amWv CXv. Cp e`np kwXr]vXnXoXambn a\pjys\ hebvpXv \mfsbpdnp BiIfmWv. Ccw BiIfmWv a\pjysc {]tem`\ġv hiwhZcmpXv.

apncntmspdnp Amas {]amWw: "Bscnepw Hcp apncntmw Dmn AXnsd ^ew A\p`hnmsX Ccnppshn Ah ]Sbn ]p t]mIbpw asmcp AXnsd ^ew A\p`hnbpw sNmXncntXnp Ah hontep aSntmIs.' (Bh\]pk vXIw 20:6) CXv Hcp ssk\nI \nbaw BWv. sshImcnIXsbm BobXbn thXv A\p`hfmWv.

BXynIambn \mt_mv Xocpam\npXv Xs Poh t]mbmepw Fp hne sImSppw Xs ss]XrIkzmb apncntmw Impkqnpw FpXs Bbncpp. apncntms \innphm shphnfn Dbnb Blm_v {InkvXphns aWhmnbmb ssZhk`sb \innphm If hnX i{Xphns Ncn{X ZrmamWv. ssZhk`sb Cmbva sNphm DXIp GXp {]Xnkntbbpw XcWw sNphm F\npw \nġpw km[nWw. ssZhns ]cnipmmhv \s Ghtcbpw AXn\p kwKXnbms!

[Message delivered at Kallooppara Orthodox Convention 2008
Reported by: Cheriyan Alexander Kallooppara]


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