Respected Achan, Fr.JP,
I was so pleased indeed to see achan's mail on
practical theology. In fact for the last 30 years I
have been talking about the need for developing a
document to help our family people to practise the
practical Christian life according to orthodoxy. Every
one who listened to me used to keep silent. However,
now I could see my old seed is germinating. In this
forum several questions had appeared in the past about
such practices in the church.
'jhangal oru orthodox Christian kudumbam,' let our
married priests help to develop such a document. Our
forum should send their opinions. Once the document is
developed which could be placed before the Holy Synod
for the approval. Let us not wait for our church
dispute is over for such an essential practice. I
remember the prayer of St Paul for the removal of his
physical problem and the answer of our Lord 'ante
kripa ninakku mathe' the current church dispute is St.
Paul's physical problem which should not affect our
re-vitalisation of the CHURCH.
Think and Respond