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28.09.2016 FOLLOWERS

Posted under Reflections on September 27th, 2016 by

GOSPEL READING: LUKE 9. 57-62

Followers of Jesus were chosen by Jesus. There were some who opted themselves to be his followers. But the final decision was taken by Jesus. It was Jesus who chose his disciples. No one can be a follower of Jesus on his own. He has to be accepted by Jesus.

No amount of excuses would be useful in front of Jesus when he calls someone to follow him. (let me go first and bury my father; first let me say farewell to my family at home). No family members or father of the family, or even a home would be of excuse for the one who wants to follow Jesus.

இயேசுவை பின்செல்வோர் அழைக்கப்படுகிறார்கள். அவர்கள் தேர்ந்தெடுக்கப் படுகிறார்கள். அவர்களாகவே முடிவெடுக்கமுடியாது. அழைக்கப்பட்டவர்கள் மறுப்பு தெரிவிக்க முடியாது. குடும்ப அங்கத்தினர்களோ> வீடோ> தந்தையோ அழைப்புக்கு தடங்களாக இருக்க முடியாது.

27.09.2016 JOURNEY

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GOSPEL READING: LUKE 9:51-56

Jews in Galilee made a journey to Jerusalem: a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. This would take three to four days of walk. As they walk along, the Jews would narrate the great pilgrimage: exodus. As they walk along they would also tell other biblical stories: stories about kings and prophets and the dealings of God with the people.

Luke the Evangelist wants to tell us that Jesus is making his journey. This Journey is to end in Jerusalem (the Promised Land for Jesus) where Jesus would fulfil his ‘exodus’. Jerusalem is his goal. Travelling in obedience to God’s plan is the pilgrimage for Luke. And this is true for every follower (Christian) of Jesus.

இயேசுவின் பயணம் ஒரு திருப்பயணம். புழைய ஏற்பாட்டு விடுதலைப்பயணம் போல. எருசலேம் தான் பயணத்தின் முடிவு. இறைவனுக்கு கீழ்படிந்து நடத்தல் ஒவ்வொரு கிறிஸ்தவனுக்கும் ஒரு திருப்பயணம்.

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