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MARCH 2004 DEVOTIONAL MESSAGE
VOL:3 ISSUE:03


RETURN TO FATHER'S HOUSE

By DR. PHILIPOSE MAR CHRYSOSTUM MARTHOMA METROPOLITAN



MOST REV.
DR. PHILIPOSE
MAR CHRYSOSTUM
MARTHOMA METROPOLITAN


"And he arose, and came to his father. (St. Luke 15:20)

Ascertainment of our prospects is influenced by the appropriation of our faculties, potential and liberty, we obtained. The affluent family background, the independence entertained by him and the affectionate attitude towards him, given to the younger son by the loving father was to make use for the welfare of the society. But he exploited same as the means of destruction. This loving father is the reflection of an old culture. The attitude and mentality of the father are not suitable for the modern world. The son believed that more comfort is available outside the house than in his father's house. His notion of the luxury and freedom outside his fatherís house was alluring against the comfort and security he would have if he would abide with his father.

But the circumstances he was exposed to, outside his father's house led him to destruction. His expedition from his house to the external society, seeking for better prosperity has caused his devastation. He lost his refuge and security. This is the reason that the current world is depraved of to live.

"The way of salvation is altered as the way of destruction."

We can not blame the leaders alone for all the current socio-religious-political problems. We have to regulate our self. True repentance is not only the acceptance of the sin but also the dedication to do the right. Let the 109th Maramon Convention be the moments of repentance, blessings and seeking refuge in the father's house. Lets us pray for the same.

[Inaugural Speech delivered at Maramon Convention-2004
original in Malayalam : Translated for LOL by Editor Dr. Rajan Mathew, Philadelphia, USA]


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