Re: Today with Jesus
- Dear Moderator,
This is in response to SOCSM digest 3455: Rev. Fr.Paulose is giving very meaningful thoughts everyday. Dear Achen, continue doing it. What we lack in our churh are more meaningful sermons by the priests. What we hear is the same old messages every Sunday. People are tired of hearing the same thing over and over. Priests as the representative of our Lord are supposed to decipher the scripture and tell us what does it mean. I attended one Marthomite achen's sermon at a house-warming ceremony. He talked about the meaning of the story about the patient being brought down the opening in the roof to the crowd by dissuading the owner of the house to be that house where the Christ was present. "Let the neighbors come to your house to see the Christ. Let this house be the residence of our Christ"
We all are lovers of mundane life. Yet, the achen's have a responsibility to dissuade us by persuations and presentations. I don't mean to put all responsibilities on the shoulders of achens. But note that "a crowing head has no rest".
Achen, please continue the article with your lines on prayers,
With sincere thanks
St. Peter's church Chicago
- Today with Jesus
“Leave these men alone! Let them go.” (Acts 5:38)
The sign of the Cross on the television tower in Berlin : “The
sign of unbeatable sign of worship,”- Ronald Regan, President of USA in 1987.
Till the passing of
the present earth and heaven, Christ, his Cross and its principles would be
valued and be in proclamation for the salvation of the world. No power on earth
can wipe out the eternal truth of God from the face of this earth. It is always
better not to fight and antagonize Christ and his principles. When Peter and other disciples were put in
jail to be punished by the assembly of Jews, the great respected learned
teacher, Gamaliel, advised them,
"Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will
fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will
only find yourselves fighting against God” -(Acts 5:38&39). It is an universal law for a smooth peaceful
way of co-operative living on earth.
After the second world
war, Berlin was under Communist government. Most of the churches and its
symbols were destroyed to crush the faith in Jesus. To show the power and
strength of atheism and communism, Walter Ulbech, the head of communist
Germany, constructed the tallest television tower in Germany. On top of the
tower is a stainless steel globe in rotation.
As soon as the construction was over,
everyone was shocked to find a shining and glittering sign of a cross on
the globe from top to bottom. The sun's rays shone on the globe from all sides
making the cross to glitter. The
engineers tried all their might to erase it, but in vain. Still it is there to proclaim to the world
that the cross is our salvation.
Conscience question: Are we in a fight against Christ and
his teachings by our actions of projecting and selling ourselves for self-glorification?
Prayer: Jesus, let us be the promoters of your signs
and symbols of your sacrifice on the cross for our salvation and eternity. Let
us not be destroyers, but custodians of your teachings. We pray for all those
who are in the ministry to spread your good news of salvation on the cross. Let
all those who believe in you be in salvation and the fighters against you be in
conversion. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
16th October 2012