For A Thought
- Dear All,�Towards the end of passion week we,syrian christainns, generally feel exhilarated,virtuous and�satisfied.Having taken the lent with fasting and praying and having partaken in the holy communion and ,of course, after drinking the sour wine(chorukka) on Good Friday along with�a struggling Jesus,we feel chaste and saintly.It is quite typical of us. ! At this instance let� us see what is written in bible about fasting and parying. In the old testament people were told by Isaiah how worthless their fasting is to God,as it is not done� in all sincerity.He says what is the real fasting God wants.Isaiah 58:10-11.As long as bondage remain,oppression of the week and poor stays our fasting is not acceptable to�God.Here he says when we satisfy the needs of the poor and week,our fasting and prayer will become acceptable to God.In Zechariah 9:10 God repeats the same. In New testament Jesus says,when you do some thing to smallest among his men(creation) we are doing the right thing.He says God is spirit and we have to worship him in spirit and truth(John;24).He teaches us his prayer which emphasize,it is the will of the God(father) which shall prevail.To full fill His will Jesus takes up death on the cross.Now� Isaiah, reveals to us what is the will of God- to uplift the poor and bring in justice to every one. I am enclosing a Photograph which I have come across.Seeing that� we can realize what is the enormity of workthat is left to us,His followers ,to do ,to please God.Regards
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