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03.11.2018 PARABLE

Posted under Reflections on October 31st, 2018 by

GOSPEL READING: LUKE 14:1,7-11

Wedding banquet is one of the preferred themes of the parables of Jesus. Here Jesus is not talking about the kingdom or comparing it to the kingdom. He speaks of a civil behavior at the banquet. Civil functions have places of honour and importance. These positions have to be respected as well. Otherwise the organizers will make every one respect the positions.

When we speak of positions, honour, and importance then there is the possibility of mobility. Jesus says that the mobility should be upward. It should start from lower to higher and this will bring happiness and satisfaction. When there is downward mobility then there is embarrassment.

சமுதாய சந்திப்புகள் இடம்> முக்கியத்துவம்> மதிப்பு போன்ற இவைகளில் அடங்கியிருக்கின்றன. சமுதாயப் பயணம் மேல் நோக்கிய ஒன்றாக இருக்கவேண்டும். இதுவே பெருமையைத் தரும். தம்மைத்தாமே தாழ்த்துவோர் உயர்த்தப்பெறுவர்.

02.11.2018 SOURCE OF LIFE

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GOSPEL READING: JOHN 6:51-59

God is the source of life. Creation stories tell all the wonders about the faith of the people of Israel. Every bit if life on earth proceeded from God. His word was so powerful that at his command things were made. Again he breathed life into man. He became a living being. God given life (divine life) was lost through sin and this was their belief too.

God sent Jesus into the world to give back to the people the life which they lost because of their sin. The divine life is now available to the people in Jesus. Jesus has derived this life from the same father himself. As the breath of the father gave life to the world in creation so also now the world regains that life through the body and blood of Jesus.

படைப்பனைத்தும் தந்தையிடமிருந்து வாழ்வு பெற்றன. மண்ணாய் இருந்த மனிதனும் தந்தையின் மூச்சிலிருந்து உயர்பெற்றான். பெற்ற வாழ்வை பாவத்தால் இழந்தான். இழந்தவாழ்வை திரும்பவும் மனிதனுக்கு கொடுக்க மகனை அனுப்புகிறார் தந்தை. தந்தையிடமிருந்து பெற்ற வாழ்வை தன்னை உண்போரும் பெறுவர்.

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