Extend help to Care those with special needs: An appeal.
Dated 15 June 2010.
Short link: http://wp.me/p1ZsI2-3Z
- Target: Those who adopt Philanthropy as part of their life style, and those who consider it as one of their hobbies.
- Sponsored by: A founder member of St. Peters Charitable Society, Chenthi, Pongummoodu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
‘It is kindness that I want, not sacrifices’ St. Mathew 9:13.
‘Go away, I never knew you.’ St. Mathew 7:23. The most fearsome words of God; we all tremble to hear in that inevitable Day of Judgment; the words that we shall also care most in our life.
‘Not everyone who calls me ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only those who do what my father in Heaven wants them to do’ St. Mathew 7:21. To be known to our Lord, the mightiest Judge of all, we need to know HIM beforehand, know HIM now and here, in our earthly life.
‘Whoever does what my Father in heaven wants him to do, is my brother, my sister and my mother’. St. Mathew 12:50. Not only that we can be known to HIM, but can also become His friend and relative.
‘Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I am in him’ St. John 6:56. More than a friend and relative, our Lord promises to reside with us, within each of us by consuming HIM, on condition that, we should make ourselves deserving for it beforehand.
The first three stanzas of hymn “Udayon Arul Cheythu, Em Mey Rakthangal……, highlights in nutshell the entire philosophy of Christianity. ( See in youtube the above hymn or “Lord, Our Jesus said… in English) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q336P0JFChY
What are the things our father in Heaven wants us to do to make us deserving?
‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself’ Christ said, ‘This is the second most important commandment’ St. Mathew 22:39. Jesus taught us that Love is the embodiment and Essence of God, Love without conditions and covenants, Love without divisions, boundaries and barriers, Love without discretion of cast, creed, rich or poor, Love without animosity and the ultimate Love that make one love the foes more.
‘What you did for the least of your brethren, you did for me’ St. Mathew 25: 40.
Who is the least of our brethren and where do we find Him?
St. Mathew 25: 35-36. The Lord said to the righteous: ‘I was hungry, you fed me, thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was a stranger and you received me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me’
They are every where; only we have to look for. If we know one of those who are in need of us, then we saw Him. May be a needy friend, may be someone who is very ill and no means of care and so on. May be one of our relatives in want and need our help. Just look around, we will find them. Supporting the fellowships, organizations and Institutions engaged in the work of love and compassion and care for the needy , are other means for us to reach them.
Christ taught us that Kindness has no measure. The quantity is not important.
‘He said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all: for all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God; but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had’ St. Luke 21: 3-4
Quantity is not that matters.
‘It is kindness that I want, not sacrifices’. Give from what we have. Our Lord never want us to bear any heavy burden beyond the means HE provided us with. Give out from the little we have is just what we need do. Rest will be taken care of by HIM as greatness is in the hands of God. Let us do what little way we can and need not toil or worry further for that.
St. Peters’ Charitable Society.
St. Peters’ Charitable Society, a non-profit organization founded in 1990 under the aegis of St. Peters’ Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Cathedral, Thiruvananthapuram, is doing great service to the poor and needy for the past 25 years.
Please open and see Society web site at the link below:
P. Abraham Paul. (One of the founder members of St. Peter’s Charitable Society.)
Please also see my article on ‘About our Parish and the Charitable Society’ in the link http://wp.me/p1ZsI2-V2