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APRIL 2005 SERMON - MALAYALAM
VOL:4 ISSUE:04

WHAT YOU WILL GIVE TO ME?
\n F\nv Fp Xcpw?
By REV. FR. VARGHESE VARGHESE

Spirituality of the modern world is debased as the means to reap personal gains. It is the same mentality of Judas Iscariot who followed Jesus in His entire public mission in this world for more than three years and betrayed his master for the gain of thirty silver coins. It is big question in many of our spiritual life, 'What I will gain with it?'

\n Fp Xcpw? Rm Ahs\ ImWnp Xcmw Fp Ah ]dp: Ah Ahp apXp shffnmip XqnsmSpp.
(hn. ambn 26:15)


temIn \nġp Iw Dv. Fm \n ss[cysSphn. Rm temIs Pbnncnpq. CXv tbiq{InkvXphns {]t_m[\w BWv. Fm IjvS kzoIcnphm, IjvS Gphmphm, kzbtah IjvSsSphm \fmcpw Xmd. BobXsb kw_nv Cs BtKmfItmfn \apsmcp Nnbpv. hyn]camb t\ sImbvsXSppXn amambn BobX Cv A[Xnncnpp. IhShpw Imcykmyfpw aXPohnXns {][m\ eyfmbn Xoncnpp. Cu kmlNcyw apn IpsImv XncsSp Hcp thZ`mKamWv Cs \psS Nnmhnjbw.

\n F\nv Fp Xcpw? alm]ptcmlnXmcpsSbpw im{kvXnamcptSbpw ASppsNv Irinjycn Hcph tNmZnp Hcp tNmZyamWnXv. Cs `nbpsS iamb {]mXn\n[yw Cu tNmZyn Aeo\ambncnpp. ]{p Irinjycn Hcph\mbncp Ckvcntbm bqZm aqc hjtmfw tbip{InkvXphnt\mSpIqsS \Sp. C{Xbpw Imew tbip{InkvXphns\ A\p[mh\w sNbvX bqZmbpsS am\nInXnp henb BLmXtap. ImcWw, Imhmb tbip{InkvXp ]dbpp; "IpdtmpIgnv \nsfs ImWpIbn.' injymcpsS {]XoIsmw hyXnbm\w kw`hnpsImv IjvSXbpsS hgn tbip{InkvXp kzoIcnpIbmWv. Cu kmlNcyn Ifwamn Nhnnsmv bqZm {InkvXphns\ \innm B{Klnncp alm]ptcmlnXmcpw im{kvXnamcpw Ds Hcp kaqlns \Sphntep sNnv tNmZnpp; "\n Fp Xcpw?'. Cu Dcm[p\nI ImeLn `n PohnXn A\p`mh\w sNp ]ecptSbpw a\n DZnp Hcp tNmZyamWnXv; "F\nv Fp Inpw?'. Xs Bhiyfpw B{Klfpw \ndthmsa hmKvZm\w e`npnStp `P\{]hmlamWv. tbip{InkvXp injymtcmSp ]dbpp; "temIn \nġp IjvSapv, Fm \n `bstS, Rm temIs Pbnncnpp.' Cu XXzim{kvXw Cv hnetmIn. bqZm {]Xn\n[oIcnXv BobXbpsS IhSat\m`mhambncpq.

hnip eqtmkns 19mw Aymbw 30mw hmIyn ]dbpp; "\nġp FXnscbpff {Kman sNphn; AXn ISptm Bcpw Hcnepw Ibdonm Hcp IgpXpnsb sInbncnpXp ImWpw; AXns\ Agnp sImphcphn. AXns\ AgnpXp Fp Fp Bscnepw \ntfmSp tNmZnm: Imhnp CXns\smp Bhiyw Dp Fp ]dhn Fp ]dp.' tbip Xs alcamb sbcqitew bm{Xpthnbp Hcp {IaoIcnpXn\pthn injymsc AbpIbmWv. ChnsS XncphN\w Hcp ]pXnb amw XpdpImpIbmWv. \{kmb Hcp ]pXnb amnIqSn kcnm\p XmsdSppIbmWv [The way of the donkey]. Fm injymcpsS a\nepw {]Xobnepw \ndp\nncpXv \ Hcp kwLmSI\pw ApXw {]hnm knnbph\pw blqZPmXnsb tdmamkm{mPyns \pIn \npw kzX{bmphm Ignhph\pamb ka\mb \t{kpImc tbiphns\bmWv. Fm Imhmb tbip{InkvXp XncsSp AhcpsS ImgvNbn {]tbmP\clnXamb Cu IgpXbpsS hgn Dsmm injymp Ignbpn.

IgpXbpsS amw IjvSXbpsS amamWv. AXp kl\ns amamWv. AXp klnjvWXbpsS hgnbmWv. ]cnXymKhpw kl\hpw IjvSXbpw Hcpt]mse ka\zbnpp. Fm injymcpsS a\n \ndp\nncpXv A[nImcns hgnbmWv. A[nImcnsbpw A`n\nthinsbpw hgnbn kl\n\pw ]cnXymKn\pw kljvWpXpw {]knbn. CXmWv Irinjy\mb bqZmkn\v IfwamnNhnphm {]tNmZ\w \InbXv. F\nv Fp Inpw FXXn\\pkcnmWv `nPohnXw amdnadnbpXv. Cu tNmZyw PohnXn {]kambncnptm kXy Bcm[\sm BobXtm a\v hcn. tbip{InkvXphns {]t_m[\ [mcmfw bqZm tInpv. tbip {]hn ApXġv bpZm kmnbmbpcph\mWv. CsXmpw bqZmbn BcnIhyXnbm\w Dfhmm ]cym]vXambncpn. Imcykmy`np am\knI]cnh\n\p Ignhn.

skdpnse am bmtm_v ]dncnpXv; "Ah IgpXpnbpsS ]pdp IbdnbtmgmWv P\w Ahs\ Bcm[nXv.' ssZh]p{Xs alna XmgvNbnemWv sXfnphXv. AtmgmWv P\w Ahs\ Bcm[nXv. cmaXmbn Bcm[\bpsS alXzw shfnsSpXv o_mbnemWv. IjvSXbpsS ]qoIcWw \SpXv Imhdnbnse {IqinemWv. ]m]w A\fpsS \nZm\amIWsan. hgntbmcp `n bmNnpsImncp A\mb B a\pjy A\p`hn IXbpsS ImcWw tbip{InkvXp XncphN\n hyampp: Ah IpcS\mbn ]ndXv Ahs ]m]w sImtm Ahs ss]XrI]m]w sImtm A, ]ntbm ssZhalXzw Ah\n shfnstSXn\mbncpp.

IjvSX alXzns ASnm\aWv. IX klnjvWpXsbbpw klnjvWpX knXsbbpw knX {]Xymisbbpw Dfhmpp. Cu temIPohnXw Hcp acp`qbm{XbmWv. ChnsS IjvSapv, ZpJapv, ]cnlmkapv. \psS PohnXbm{Xbnse Bcm[\I IjvSXIsf ZqcoIcphm thnbpX; adnv, IjvSXIsf A`napJoIcnm\p Icpp Pbmfnbmb {InkvXphn BnpXn\p thnbpXmWv.

Imcykmy`nbn {]Xn[z\npXv CSp`mKs Is `mjWamWv. "\o {InkvXphtbm, \o kzbw cn, Rtfbpw cn'. Ipcnins IXbnqSn am{Xsa Dbns {]Xymibn Fntcm km[npIbpp. hnizmkns ASnm\w DbmsWn Bcm[m\bpsS ASnm\w IXbmWv. AXpsImmWv ]t{Xmkv olmbpw bmtm_v olmbpw ]dbpXv; "tbip{InkvXp kzoIcn IX Fs icocneqsS ]qoIcnpp' Fv.

bqZmsbtmse Cpw Irinjy ]Ww kqnpImcmbn A[Xnpt]mbncnpp. "\n Fp Xcpw?' F tNmZyw Dbnpp. Ahkcw Innbm Ifwamn Nhnpp. mhcPwKa hkvXpfpsS Imh`Smcmbn CcnpXn\pthnb ssZhw \s hnfnncnpXv. kaqlambmepw k`bmbmepw IpSpw_ambmepw hynbmbmepw \s Bnbncnp m\p \apsmw Nne ISmSpIfpv. temIs apgph\mbpw ipoIcnp ssZhXncpapn kanpI F henb ]utcmlnXy ZuXyamWv {InkvXpk`bn \nn]vXambncnpXv. Fm ip{iqjIfpsSbpw tI{_np DnX\mb {InkvXphmWv.

tbiphns\ ImWphm hnkvXrXamb AnbneIfpsS CSbn, ImnbpsS apIfn, Hfnncp kmbnbpsS at\m`mhamWv Cs k`bptSbpw hynIfpsSbpw. Ah Xss tbiphn\p adpsImv tbiphns\ ImWphm B{Klnp. XfpsS \oNamb [\mKaam ssZhns ZrjvSnbns]SmsX X sNp Zm\[sf DbnmWnv ssZhs ImWm {ianpIbmWv Cs temIw. Fm kmbn tbiphn\p adhmbncpn. tbip acns Nphn sNp \npsImv Ahs\ hnfnpp: "kmbntb Cdn hm'. kmbn _sp AnbqsS apIfn \npw Cdnhv hfsc ktmjtmsS tbiphns\ Xs `h\ntep kzoIcnpIbmWv. ]Icambn tbip B `h\n\p c \Ipp.

Xm HnsmSp \{kmbmcs alXzns tXPv Imhdnbnse {Iqin shfnhmbtm hnip ambn olmbpsS kphntijhnhcWa\pkcnv bqZm Xncnphp A\pX]npp. A\pXm]ns ASp ]ShmWv Xm sNbvX ]m]ns IpkXw. XncphN\a\pkcnv bqZm IpkXhpw \Sn. "Ahs\ insp hn[np Fp Ahs\ ImWnpsImSp bqZm Ip A\pX]np, B apXp shffnmiv alm]ptcmlnXmcpsSbpw aqmcpsSbpw ASp aSn sImphp: Rm Ipanm cs ImWnpsImSpXn\m ]m]w sNbvXp Fp ]dp. AXp Rġp Fp? \o Xt t\mnsmI Fp Ah ]dp.' (hn. ambn 27:3--4) Fm XncphN\w bqZbpsS A\pXm]s mLnpn. Xs Kpcphns\ HnsmSpXns t{]cWmIpw bqZm Btcm]npXv kzbne: ]nsbm alm]ptcmlnXmcnepw im{kvXnamcnepw BWp.

bqZmsbtmse kam\amb sXpsNbvX asmcp injy\mWv iotam ]t{Xmkv. alm]ptcmlnXsd Aca\bbpsS AWn themcnbpsS apn ]t{Xmkv Xs Kpcphns\ cm{Xnbn tImgn cphw IqIpwaps aqphw Xffndbpp. Fm iotam Xns_cykv ISpdpshp DnX\mb Xs Kpcphnsd apn Bmambn A\pX]npp: "Imth, \o kIehpw Adnbpp; F\np \ntmSp {]nbapp Fpw \o Adnbpp.' CXmWv kzw AwKoIcn kXy A\pXm]w.

XncphN\w hyambn \s DZvt_m[nnpp: "Ah\m {]m]n A`ntjIw \nfn hknpp; Bcpw \nsf D]tZinm Bhiyan; Ahsd A`ntjIw Xt \nġp kIehpw D]tZinp XcnIbmepw AXp t`mjv kXyw Xt Bbncnbmepw AXp \nsf D]tZinXp t]mse \n Ah\n hknn.' (1 tbmlm 2:27) \psS GhcptSbpw ]m]hpw im]hpw {InkvXp Hcn am{Xambn Imhdnbnse Ipcnin bmKambn. hnip kv\m\m \msamsbpw Ah hknp ancfmbn Xoncnpp.

kXy A\pXm]w \nccamb Hcp {]{Iob BWv. bqZmsbtmse Xs ]m]`mcw aphcn Npansm, iotams\tmsebpw Npmcs\tmsebpw ]m]n\nbmb {kvXosbtmsebpw CcpXpn Ip\otcmSpIpSn \mw ssZhkn[nbn A\pXm]tmsS ISphtcnbncnpp.

[Extract from Sermon delivered at Mid-Travancore Orthodox Convention-2004 at Makkamkunnu, Pathanamthitta]
Reported by: E.S. John Australia


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