Love for Peace
- Dear Beloveds,
I am so happy to be a memeber of this forum. since I
have grown with Syrian orthodox faith i cannot find
any difference in the true faith of our church. our
church is malankara Orthodox Syrian Church which
believs in three great councils and is non-calchedon.
our faith is declared in necean Creed. i feel that all
the other arguments are materialistic and the Church
should discard them. why it happened to our church is
because there is no LOVE in the Church. if there is no
Love there will not be any Peace also. if one loves
his fellow being he will give his life for him/her.
our Lord won the world with LOVE not with His Power or
Authority. St Paul's words about 'Love'is very clear.
he said that he is non excistant if there was no love.
so what we see in our church is negative of Love. we
all believe that 'God is Love' if there is no Love in
the church means no God in it. if there is no God in
Church then satan will take charge of every thing.
therefore, we should bring God into the church. unless
we love our visible brothers how can we love God. this
should start in the parishes. for the last 50 years i
could visit parishes in Kerala, India, Europe, Middle
east. wherever i had gone only our Saviour talked to
me. none of the orthodox members cared to look at me.
several people have talked to me the same experience.
why this unique phenomenon is present in orthodox
church only. when i visited other churches they
welcomed me including their priests.
we must start 'Good samaritan Groups' in every parish.
they should greet the new members, extend help to
them as per the need. once they enter into the church
premises they should feel that they entered into their
own house. once we cultivate love among ourselves
there cannot be such fighting we notice to day in our
church. we are first Christians then orthodox.
May our Lord help us to love our own brothers/sisters