"All the nations you have made will come and worship before you" Psalm 86:9
Greetings to you in the precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Dearly beloved in Christ,
Warm greetings to all in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The theme for second Sunday in our lectionary is
‘Community that has to be prepared for the word of God’ based on the parable of ‘The seed and the four soils’. Here ,seed is the word of God and the four soils are the different states of the heart and the reaction to the Gospel.
The Wayside Hearer: The word of God received by ear with closed mind. No life comes from it. The seed is on the surface but not in.
The Stony Ground Hearer: The word is received but does not take root because of the hardness of the heart. The seed is on and in but not down.
The Thorny Ground Hearer: The word is received but chocked or crowded out by the thorns; that are worries and deceitfulness of the riches. The seed is on, in, and down but, does not come up.
The Good Ground Hearer: The word is received with the steadfast, understanding mind. Their resolution in keeping it, produces much fruit. The seed is on, in, down and up.
One of these represents you!! Think!!
As a part of the Sevika Sanghom centenary celebration, Mar Thoma women’s meet will be held a day ahead of the Maramon Convention. Hope that the gathering of one lakh Sevika Sanghom members with dedication marks the beginning of a new era in the mission of the church. I appreciate the parishioners who travel these days to attend this historic event and Maramon Convention.
Another financial year has rolled past. Let us praise God for His manifold blessings showered upon us. Our Parish general body is scheduled to be held on February 03, to approve the annual report, accounts and budget. It is a time to look back and look forward with enthusiasm. I appreciate all the office bearers of our Parish, and all the office bearers of each organization for completing their duties within a limited time period. New executive committee will take in charge after the general body meeting.
‘Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow’
In service to Christ and His Church
Rev. Reni K Abraham