Dear Group Members,
Biblical interpreters and preachers have discussed this portion of the Bible many times and shared their school of thoughts to convince the greatness of Christ. To my mind more than a miracle I see it as a message given by Christ to his disciples and his followers to take care of the people around them.
Our church is conveniently forgetting this message. Our Parishes are very active on Sundays. Priests are very active to conduct the 'Koodass' for the Parishioners. Whether we are going beyond that ? Here is the relevance of the message given by Christ through this portion of the Bible.
We have a number members in our church who are not getting proper education due to the non availability of guidance and support including financial support. There are people around us who are not getting sufficient medical care. There are people around us who are not having a dwelling place. There are families around us who are suffering since the male members are drug addicts or alcoholic.
Are we not silent on these issues for the last few decades ?.
Yes our focus was different. We have to change. The church should take the initiative. There are workable models introduced by other churches with the participation of members only in the form of NGOs.It can be Parish specific, diocese specific or Church specific. In my banking career I have come across many such successful NGOs run by different churches through out India.
Let us spread the message conveyed by Christ through this portion of Bible that 'take care of the people around us'.