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DECEMBER 2005 SERMON - MALAYALAM
VOL:4 ISSUE:12

JERUSALEM TO EMMAUS
sbcpitean \np Fhqntev

By REV. FR. SAJI AMAYIL

Ahcpambn `Wnp Ccnptm Ah Aw FSpp A\p{Klnp \pdpn Ahp sImSpp. DSs\ AhcpsS Ip Xpdp Ah Ahs\ Adnp; Ah Ahp A{]Xy\mbn. Ah hgnbn \tmSp kwkmcnp XncpshgppIsf sXfnbnptm \psS lrZbw \psS Dffn Insmncpntbm Fp Xn ]dp. (hn. eqtmkv 24: 3032)

Cu thZ`mKp Hcp IuXpIw HfnpInSpp. Cu thZ`mKns Ncn{X]mentep Hp ItmSnptm FmWv CXn HfnpInSpsXp ImWphm km[npw tbip{InkvXphns {IqipacWn\ptijw Xs injym \mep]mSpw NnXdntmbn. Bobambn Hcp ]s injymsc {]Xnqn \nmsanepw am\pjnI ]cnKW\bn Nnnptm Cu Hfntmn\pw Cu NnXdntmn\pw AhcptSXmb ImcW \ncphm km[npw. Hcp ]s XfpsS Kpcp Imhdn {Iqin Xqsp Fp Xncndnbptm, C\nbpw GXp\nanjhpw X ]nSnsSpIbpw Poh A]ISn BIpIbpw sNpsa BibmImw Ahsc AXn\p t{]cnnXp. Imhdn {Iqins Iogn \npw injymscmsbpw NnXdntmbn. ChnsS tbiphns\ tbcpiteans\ hnp Fhqntep bm{X sNbvX cp injymcpsS A\p`hamWnXv. tbip{InkvXphns Dm\snbp BZyhm tIġptmfmWv Cu cpt] Fhqkntep ]memb\w sNbvhm Xocpam\npXv. CXmWv Cu thZ`mKs IuXpIw. {InkvXp {Ipin acnp Fp Adnbptm Cu Hfntmn\p Bobamtbm am\pjnIamtbm Nne Dc Ism km[npw.

XfpsS Kpcp acWns ]mXmftKm]pc XIpsImv Dm\w sNbvXpsh ktmjIcamb hm tIġptm B hmsbn A\zjnmt\m DnX\mb tbiphns\ ImWphmt\m kabw NnehgnmsX F{Xbpw thKw B cp injym Fn\p hnip\Kcamb tbcpiteans\ Dt]np? ]gb\nbahpw ]pXnb\nbahpw Hcp t]mse hnipw Fp hmgvnmSp \KcamWv tbcpitew. tbcpiteans\n ]e ]cmaifpw XncphN\n \app ImWqhm km[npw. ambn 4:7 tbcpiteans\ ]cnNbsSppp; tbcpitew hnipamW.v sbi 1:26 ]dbpp; tbcpitew \oXnbpw hnizkvXXbpap \KcamWv. hopw F{_mbteJ\w 12:22 ]dbpp; Poh\p ssZhns \Kcamb hnip\KcamWv tbcpitew. shfn]mSv 21:2 ]dbpp; Poh\p ssZhns ]WamWv tbcpitew. ssZhoI Bcm[\bpsS ]cnafw hoip tbcpitew tZhmebns kmnym ]cnafamb ]pWy`qan. ChnsSbnXm, cp injym B \Kcw hnpt]mIpp. FpsImv? Cu thZhmIyn Xs CXns Dcw \app e`npp. tbiphns\, Rsf hospm\p {]hmNI Fp R IcpXnbncpp. ]s RfpsS {]XoI tbcpitean XInSw adnp. HpIn ccqnXamb hnhneqsS, Asn Hcp cm{ob AnadnbneqsS Hcp ]pXnb cmPyw m]np Hcp hntamNI\mb tbiphns\bmWv Ah hn`mh\ sNbvXncpXv.

AhcpsS {]XoIġp hntcm[ambn tbip HcpnbXv, Hp Imhdnbnse {Iqipw cmaXv Hcp Hgn IdbpamWv. aiol Fp IcpXnbncph CXm Imhdnbn IogSnbncnpp. Ctm Ahs ihicochpw ImWmXmbncnpp. Ccw Akzamb NnmKXnbn RfpsS B{Kl ]qhWnbm tbcpiteans\ Rġmhiyan. tbcpitew, ssZhns ]WamImw, hnizkvX \KcamImw. ]s RġsXmcp {]iv\a. AXpsImv B cp injym tbcpitew hnpt]mIm XmdmIpp. Ah \ncmibntep \opIbmWv.

CXp tbcpitean \npw Fhqkntep bm{X sNbvX B cp injymcpsS am{Xw {]Xnknb. AXp Ime ]eXp ]nnv 21mw \qmnsenb \n ]ecptSbpw ASnm\]camb {]XnknbmWv. ssZhns hnip\Kcamb tbcpiteans\ hnhn[fmb ImcWfm Dt]nphm \mw t{]cnXcmIpp. \psS tamlfpw taml`wKfpw Bcm[\bpsS ]cnaf[q]w aWp tbcpiteant\mSp hnS ]dbphm t{]cnnpp. ]ncphcn Hcph\mb bqZpapmbncpp CtX ImgvNmS.v tbiphns kmnI Imcy\mbncp bqZm, Xs Kpcp Hcp cm{ob km{mPyw sInSpptm, X\npw Hcp {][m\ hIpns `cWkmcYnbmbn hncmPnmw Fv bqZm {]Xonncpncnmw. bqZmbpsS tamlġv Imhdn {Iqtimfw t]mepw Bbppmbncpn. Xs {]XoIsf k^eamphm bqZm kzbw {]hnpp. Xs kz]v\ kmmXvIcWn\mbn apXp shnmin B{Klw shp Hcp ktmNhpw IqSmsX Xs Kpcphns\ HnsmSpphm ]Xnsbmcppp. Xs {]hnbn ]m]t_m[w Dmb bqZm Xs Acsnencnp `mcap B apXp shnmipw Npav Xs ]m]`mcs ssIamw sNphm lmhnsbpw Im^mhnsbpw ASpp HmSnsbpp. Fm ]m]ns hne ssIpXpt]mse A{X Ffpa ]m]ns hne XncnsI \Iphm. ]ptcmlnXmcpsS ssIIfn \npw ssInb ]Ww Hcp Nnnmipt]mepw NnehmmsX XncnsI \In Xs ]m]`mcw IgpInfbphm Ah B{Klnp. Xs {]XoIsf ]qhWnbnpXn\mbn Dmnb A\p{KloX\mb bqZmbpsS kmmZyn\p tZhmebnnse `mc{Kln t]mepw CSw Isphm Ignbm ImgvN Zb\obamWv.

\psS tamlfpw taml`wKfpw ]etmgpw \mw Dt]nptm imizXamb Hcp `mhn \app apnepv F ImgvNmSmbncnmw, Hcp ]s hnip\Kcamb tbcpiteans\ Dt]nm \s t{]cnnpXv. ImcWw `uXoIPohnXnepw BobPohnXnepw \app [mcmfw {]XoI Dv.

BZys kp\man ISphv hnthIm\ ]mdbntep ASnXv AXSn Dbcnembncpp. hopw Hcp kp\man AtX Dbcn ASnncppshn P\\n_nVamb ]e {]tZifpw Cp Ncn{Xambn amdntbt\w. ImcWw, kmcns IWpIf\pkcnv tIcfnse ]e Xoc{]tZifpw nXnsNpXv kap{Z\ncn\npw \mXSn Dbcn\p XmsgbmWv. \psS taml GXp \nanjhpw XIsSmw. temIns nXnhntijw As\bmWv. ih Ipmbn Iqnbnv NnXsbmcpnb Zb\obamb ImgvN ImWptm \app Nnnmw, F{Xsb{X tamlfmbncpp B NnXbn s]menpt]mbXv. IS XncameI Ahsmcp {]iv\ambncpn. amXm AarXabn aTnsep hntZi hnt\mZ kmcnI Bg ISentesdnbp \mWbppI \nanjġIw apnsbSpp \mepw Apw hbp AcbpnI. XncameIfn Ah PmehnZy ImWnncpp. Xncbpw Xncamebpw Ahp Hcnepw `btam {]iv\tam Bbncpn. XfpsS tIfocwKamb B ISocp BSn IStew AhcpsS {]XoIsf Hcp \nanjw ]nnon. tamlsf Xmtemen ]ecpw A`bmn IymwpIfn A`bw {]m]np. Hcp t\cs Blmcn\pthn ssI\on. DSpXpWnp adpXpWnbnmsX Fmw \sp.

kp\man klmbn {]hItcmsSmp {]hnphm Ahkcw e`n Fs Ghpw thZ\nn ImgvN Hcp IeymW]ens Ahinfmbncpp. Hcp XqWpw AXn\p Xmsg RmpInS Aev]w sImSntXmcWfpw. hct\bpw h[phnt\bpw arXyp Iqnsmpt]mbn. tamlfpw taml`wKfpw s]menSnbXns Hcp Zriy Ahinw. ImnIn A`bmn Iymwn Xmaknncp ]nXmhns\ IpappXn\nSbmbn.

Fp {]XnknI hmepw, {]XoI XIp XcnWambmepw, taml ]qhWnbmXncpmepw, kzob sbcpiteans\ Dt]np hnpt]mImXncnm \app km[npsam? \psS BobXbpsS ASnm\w FmWv? {IqinX\pw DnX\pamb tbiphns kmnyn sbcpitean hknpsImv \psS {]iv\ġp ]cnlmcw ImWm \app km[nptam?

RfpsS {]XoI, sKmevtKmYmbnse Ipcni; `mctadnb XSnpcnip hlnpsImp PohnXbm{Xb; Xpdsv HgnpInSp Hcp Idbpa. RfpsS {]XoI Hcp sFlnIcmPy knwlmk\n hncmPnp cmPmhmb tbiphns\bmWv. RfpsS {]XoI sbcpitean ]qhWnbpnsn R hnip\Kcamb sbcpiteans\ Dt]nv Fmhqkntep ISpt]mIpw. Hcp \nanjw \mw Nnntnbncnpp. CXmtWm \psS BobXbpsS ASnm\w? sbcpiteans\ Dt]nv Fmhqkntep bm{X sNp injym \psS kaImeo\ Npp]mSpIfn [mcmfapv.

\psS PohnXbm{XbpsS eyhpw \nimt_m[hpw FtmmWv? \oXnbn kqcy\mb tbiphns\ sbcpitean Dt]nv XfpsS kz]v\kmmXvIcWn\pthn B cp injym bm{X sNbvXXp sbcpitean\p ]Snmdp nXn sNp FmhqkntemWv. Xsbpa, bm{XbpsS kabhpw hfsc {]m[m\yalnpp. bm{Xmbn Ah XncsSp kabw t\cw sshIn AkvXanmdmbncpp. t\cw sshIn ]Snmtdmp bm{X sNbvXm Ah AkvXa\kqcys\bmWv eyampXv. Aev]kabn\pn {]ImiIncW AWv, AImcw hym]nv AkvXa\w ]qamIpw.

ssZhP\ns hmKvZ\mntep bm{X C{]Imcambncpnsp XncphN\w hyambn tcJsSpnbncnpp. \mXp hjmew acp`qanbnse hnP\XbneqsS hmKvZ`qanbmb ]mepw tX\pw HgpIp I\m\mSns\ eyamn ssZhP\w \Snb bm{XbpsS eyt_m[w XncphN\n\p ]dbphm\pv. kwJym]pkvXIw 21:11 ]dbpp: Ah Hmt_mn\np bm{X]pdsp kqtcymZbnp t\sc bm{X sNbvXp.

Fmhqkntep bm{X sNbvX injymcpsS bm{XbpsS kz`mhhpw eqtmkv hnhcnpp. Ah hmZnpw XnpwsImp \Sp. kam[m\\Kcamb sbcpiteans\ Dt]nhcpsS Ah CXmbncpp. sbcpiteanenm kam[m\w FhnsS Ismw? kzX, kpJw, kam[m\w, Ch tXSn Fmhqkntep bm{X Xncnh CXm hmZfptSbpw XfpsSbpw \Sphn IpcpnnSpp! Cu A]ISw \appw kw`hnmdpv. \n F{Xt] PohnXn bYmambpw ]cn]qambpw ktnjnpp? ktmjw A`n\bnphm am{XamWv Cu an\p IgnbpXv. Dnepbcp s\cntmSpIsf adp]nSnpsImv `wKnbmbn Nncnphm a\pjy ]Tnncnpp. PohnXns thZ\Isfbpw {]XnknIsfbpw BiIsfbpw A\p{KloXamb sbcpitean DnX\mb tbiphns kmnyn hmZsfbpw Xsfbpw AIn\nnsmv Bcm[\bpsS ]cnafhmk\bn XcWw sNm \app km[nWw.

\psS IpSpw_ sIpdns\ \mw Hp ]cntim[nm, 2004 se HutZymKnI IWpI ]dbpp; ssZhns kzw \mSmb tIcfn \S hnhmltamN\fpsS Fw 164000. sImpw Ipchbpambn, Bebpw AwKmebpambn, \mtSmSw kZybpambn hnfnt IpSpw__ԧ NopsImmcw t]mse XIphogpp.

Imhv \tmSp ]dbpp: "CXm Rm hmXn \np appp; Bscnepw Fsd i_vZw tIp hmXn Xpdm Rm Ahsd ASp sNp Aht\mSpw Ah FtmSpw IqsS Amgw Ignpw.' Cv ]epw hmXn Xpdphm a\n. Asn AXp Xpdphm kwibnpp, `bpp. Acp XIp kaImeo\ Npp]mSpIfn sshZnItcbpw ssZhZmktcbpw t]mepw Xmc]cnthjaWnbnv P\kl{k Gphmngnp.

kzob sbcpiteanse {InkvXobktmjw \apv A\p`hnphm km[npnsn \psS PohnXbm{Xbn {InkvXphns\ FhnsSsbm \sncnpp. IqSpX kpJhpw karnbpw tXSn, saamb kpcnXXzw tXSn, \mw {]bmWw sNptm, \mw \tmSp Xs tNmZnpI: FhnsS F\np Fs cI \sp?

[Speech delivered at Kallooppara Convention]
Reported by Cherian John Kallooppara & Alex Pothen - Philadelphia


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