Dearly beloved in Christ
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I praise and thank God for His abundant mercy and blessings showered upon us in our faith journey. The world now attaining a new order in its actions. By God's grace, we entering to a new month with new anticipations and dreams. Hope that our parish can return to normal order as soon as possible. Our children's new school year has begun. I wish the children all the best.
First Sunday of October celebrating as Voluntary Evangelist’s Day. As a marthomite, we are born with the assignment of being an Evangelist. We called to preach the gospel with our way of life. According to Charles Spurgeon: every Christian is either a missionary or an imposter. The second Sunday we meditate on the theme the Christian approach to differently abled. Disability is a matter of perception. We must remember that the disability is the inability to see ability. Third Sunday is the youth Sunday. Youth is a repository of possibilities. “If you sleep in youth, will cry during the old age”. This proverb points to the prudence in the youth. Do not neglect your gift, Paul advised to Timothy (1 Tim 4:14a). Let us praise God for the possibilities of youth.
Fourth Sunday is Family Sunday. “Family where life begins and love never ends”. The great thinker and orator Bishop Fulton Sheen said: Family is the foundation of society; When the foundation is shaken, the entire society will disintegrate. Family is the one institution which is as old as the human race itself and which has relevance forever. Family is the nursery where all values are cultivated. The faith and the moral integrity of parents can inspire the generation. The nurturing of the spiritual and moral life of children must be done naturally and gracefully in our families. So, the encouragements enables and discouragements disables the children in our family. The Fifth Sunday, church is observed as the Day of sanctification (Koodosh Etho). This day is the beginning of Liturgical year. May God give us grace to live with new dedication.
God Bless You
Yours in Christ
Ajith Varghese Achen