Re: Mor Ahatalla Bava
- Dear Abraham K.P ,
First of all,I just wanted to pass the idea that the attittude of RCC
people towards JSOC has changed considerably from those days.Not that
they are fine tuned with us.
>Even the joint declaration of 1984 that you cited deals withpast.
>commonality of faith and practical issues like availing sacraments.
>There is no word of regret at what happened in a bad time of our
This happened between SOC and RCC and can be considered as the first
step for a better tomorrow.Its difficult for matters internal to JSOC
to find a position in this declaration.Now we can go ahead for a next
step of the same with our Bava Thirumeni and their Arch
Bishop..Definitely that will give positive results.
>I will agree with you if you say that the Catholics (Syrian) ofI accept..most of the RCC friends I have and who is interested in our
>Kerala accept the mistake.
problems are from this background..So I stay corrected.
>But them accepting the mistake is meaningless because we were onetill >the Portugese came.
But can we take this as the first step for the brighter days ahead..?
Again,we should accept that they are the strong hold among their
decision makers now also.
>But such initiatives should not be at the cost of forgetting onesown >past or dissuading others from remembering it.
It should never be taken like that.Our past is our strength..But it
should not be used to worsen our days to come.
>To borrow a quote from John Fitzgerald KennedyJFK was and is right.But this a case of differences that would and
>"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."
should happen across generations.