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JULY 2005 SERMON - MALAYALAM
VOL:4 ISSUE:07

LIVE WORTHY OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST

By REV. FR. M.O. THOMAS

"Rm \nsf hp Intm Zqcncpp \nfpsS Ah tIntm \n GImmhn \ne\np FXncmfnIfm Hnepw IpepntmImsX GIa\tmsS kphntijnsd hnizmknmbn t]mcmw Ignpp Fp {KlntXnp {InkvXphnsd kphntijnp tbmKyamwhw am{Xw \Sn. '
(^nennb 1:27)

]utemkvol ImcmKrlnshp FgpXnb teJ\amWv ^nennbsgpXnb teJ\w. tdma\Kcnse Hcp Ipdbnse XShdbn InSpsImv ]utemkvol Xs ktmjhpw IncoShpamb ^nennbbnse hnizmknIsgpXpp: "Ftmgpw Imhn ktmjno.' CtXmsSmw Xm ^nennbsc DZvt_m[nnpp; "{InkvXphnsd kphntijnp tbmKyamwhw am{Xw \Sn.' euIoIambn hftbm {]Xm]tam ktm IpSqw_tam Hpw t\SmsX Fmhcmepw Dt]nsh\mbn XShn InSp Hcp a\pjy\mWv {InkvXphnsd kphntijsn Cs\ ]mSpIbpw {]kwKnpbpw ktmjnpIbpw sNpXv. Imeo\ kphntijtLmjW kao]\n \npw Xptemw hyXykvXamb Hcp Nn{XamWv ]utemkvol ChnsS hcp ImpXv. a\pjy\p `uXnIamb karn DmnsmSppItbm PohnXm`nemjsf ]qoIcnpsImtm Hcp kphntija, {]XnIqeamb Poh\p `ojWnbmIp kmlNcyn, tbip{InkvXphns kmnywsImv AXn ktmjnp Hcp kphntijw BWv \mw ChnsS ImWpXv.

]pdwtemI kmlNcyfpambn _sSmsX ssZhoIkmnyn aXnadp ktmjnncnp AsmkvXes\bmWv \mw ChnsS ImWpXv. AXpsImmWv ]utemkv ss[cyambn ]dbpXv: "{InkvXphnsd tkv\ln \np \s th]ncnpXm? IXtbm kStam D]{Zhtam ]nWntbm \Xtbm B]tm hmtfm? acWntm Pohtm ZqXmtm hmgvNItm A[nImctm CtmgpXntm hcphm\pXntm Dbcntm Bgntm ap bmsXmcp krntm \psS Imhmb tbip{InkvXphnep ssZhtkv\ln \np \s th]ncnm IgnIbn Fp Rm Dsdncnpp.' ]utemkvol ChnsS {]ISnnpXv {InkvXphpambn X\np Bgtadnb _amWv. {InkvXphpambp Cu At`Zyamb _ambncpp ]utemkns kphntijhpw PohnXahpw.

]utemkv Xs kphntijw Cs\ {]Jym]npp: "ZmhoZnsd kXnbmbn P\np acnnp Dbnsgptncnp tbip{InkvXphns\ HmpsImI. AXp BIpp Fsd kphntijw.' (2 Xntamn 2:8) "{InkvXphnsd kphntijnp tbmKyamwhw am{Xw \Sn' Fp ]dbptm [mnIt_m[ap \hcmbn PohnpI, PohnXaqeyaphcmbn PohnpI FXn\p]cnbmb Hcp Xentep BWv ]utemkv ChnsS hnc NqpXv. {InkvXphns hN\sf ]TnnpX, A\yYm, {InkvXphmWv kphntijw FmWv ]utemkv ChnsS hyampXv. {InkvXphpambp _ԯn Pohnphm\p a\pjyPohnXns kmyXbnemWv kphntijns aw DsmpXv.

{InkvXphns kphntijs ]nSnp]nb ]pXpammsc ]oTnnphm\p A[nImc]{Xhpw hmn Zakvtmkns ]SnhmXnen Fnbtm "iute, iute, \o Fs D]{ZhnpsXv?' Fp ]dpsImv tbip X\np {]Xy\mb kw`hsn ]utemkn\p [mcmfw ]dbphm\pw, kmnm\pw, {]iwknm\pw Dmbncpp. Fm Cu A\p`hkmya, "C\n PohnpXp Rm\ {InkvXpht{X Fn Pohnpp', F kzbA\p`hambncpp ]utemkns kphntijns ASnm\w.

{InkvXphns \man Cv kphntij`mth\ ]ecpw ]eXpw {]hnpp. Ccw {]hnIfpsS Dtiipn kwib\obhpw tNmZyw sNstShbpambn amdnbncnpp. {InkvXphns\ {]Zinnms\ hytP\ ]XnbnSp ]e kwcw`fpw kzb{]Zi\ns thZnIfmbn A[Xnncnpp. {InkvXphns\ irwKeIfpambn _anmsX kzbkvXnX\mbn ImWphm\, {]XypX, D]m[nItfmsS {InkvXphns\ ImWphm\mWv Cs temIw hy{KX ImpXv.

D]m[nIfnmsX {InkvXphpambp Bgamb _w ssZhoIkvt\lns {]IS\amWv. {Kop`mjbn aqp XenemWv kvt\ls \nhNnncnpXv. 'Eros, Philos, Agape' FXmWv kvt\lns Cu aqv XpI. CXn 'Agape' F \njvIma kvt\lambnmWv ssZhkvt\ls thZimkv{Xw Nn{XoIcnncnpXv. Fm \n\hbnse sFkv F ssZhimkv{Xڳ Xs "B{ia]nXmm' F ]pkvXIn ]dncnpXv, ssZhkvt\lw sshImcnIamb kvt\lamsWmWv 'Erotic love'.

kphntijw Asn {InkvXphpambp _w 'Passionate love' BWv. "F {]nbt\m kpc\mbv Bscbpw Rm\peIn, ImWpn, taemepw Rm ImWpIbn.': CXmWv sshImcnIamb ssZhkvt\lhpw DZmamb kphntijhpw. ssZhs ZinpIgnbptm \mw Fmw adpt]mIp A\p`hw, temIkpJt`mKsf shdpp A\p`hw; AXmWv bYmamb kphntijw.

{InkvXphpambp _ԯn hnjbs adptm AXp kXymc[\bmbn amdpp. CXmWv kphntijns Zi\w. {InkvXphnt\mSp \ss Iqntptm \mw hnipnIcnsSpp. Bcm[\ A\p`qXn ZmbIamm\ptXm \b\ kpcamm\ptXm Bb Hcp {]Zi\w A, ]nsbm, AXv {InkvXphpambn kmbqPyw {]m]np Hcp DWns A\p`hamWv. ]utemkvol ssZhnsd a\enhp Hmnp \nsf {]t_m[nnpp; "\n _pnbp Bcm[\bmbn \nfpsS icocsf Poh\pw hnipnbpw ssZhnp {]kmZhpap bmKambn kann.' Bcm[\bn XmZmyw {]m]np Cu {InkvXphns\pv ]utemkvol ]dbpp: "P\np, acnp, Dbsgpt {InkvXp'. CXn P\\hpw acWhpw FSppImpXv a\pjys \nlmbXbpsS cp AhIfmWv. Dbv hnPbns {]XoIamWv. P\\ntbpw acWnsbpw \nlmbXbn IqSn ISv hnPbnte IS {InkvXphns\bmWv ChnsS hnhnpXv. Fm Cs temIw B{KlnpXv inbpXpw AXnib {]hnm Icpph\pamb Hcp ssZhsbmWv. _elo\Xbn IqSn ISpt]mb Hcp ssZhs Bcpw B{Klnpn.

tbip{InkvXp Xs CltemI hym]mcImep Fm BVw`ctfbpw AhKWnncpp. Xm A\phZn GI BVw`c{]hn aKvZemcn adnbbpsS BVw`cssXew Imhns ]mZn ]pcnb kw`hambncpp. Cu kw`hw Hcp ]m]nbmb kv{XobpsS `nbptSbpw kaWnsbpw ASbmfambXpsImv Imhv AXv A\phZnp. k`IfpsS BVw`c]XnIfntem at\mcRvP\ Iem]cn]mSnIfne, kphntijtLmjWw: Fm ]utemkv AtmkvXe ]dbpp; "Fsd in _elo\Xbn XnIphcpp.'

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[Speech delivered at Mid-Travancore Orthodox Convention, Pathanamthitta]
Reported by: E.S. George Prakkanam


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