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Reply by : johnmiller
8 Nov 2006 8:37:04 AM
I strongly urge that note should be taken of Brother Varghese's wise counsel. Sometimes one is given the impression that we are on a "fishing expedition". I would suggest to the Zion Mission Charitable Trust to read the comments on threads #977 & #985 posted by Brother Varghese and yours truly.
Dear brethren, one humble request. There are some who are not Maleeyali(including me), so we don't understand what you have written. Kindly if you want to write in Maleeyalam, would you also translate it in English? May all our thoughts and actions be directed to His glory, with Christian love, Tinka
Sad to say, they are all somewhat sarcastic jab at each other (which we should rather avoid). So you didn't miss anything Tinka, by not knowing Malayalam. We Malayalee Christians are very strong-willed and behave rather rudely, forgetting to treat each other ‘greater than we’.
I realize it can be a stumbling block to a younger or even a mature Christian who is not used to such bickering. All I can suggest to you as a younger Christian is to focus on the Lord Jesus Christ and never to be distracted by other so-called Christians.
Someday, the Lord will help us to ‘bring the message that we know in our head be brought down to our heart’ and then we will become a blessing for many. In fact, this can be applicable to anyone irrespective of national origin or culture. There is a saying; ‘Men at best is still, MEN at best’. So, keep going Tinka!
If you haven’t studied the “beatitudes’ (Matt 5: 3-12) it would be a good one to study. It will change our commitment to the Lord and our dealings to others.
Dear bro Tom J, its so encouraging to read what you posted...thanks for your prayers, I really need and appreciate them. However all Maleyalees' are not like that, I'm sure you are not like that! My mentor&family are maleeyali, and they are so nice! The flesh is responsible for such attitude as u described, and I'm sure mature Christians dont behave in such way... The tower of Babel created these language differnces, so I hope as we shall be in heaven, we shall all speak in a common language, or Lord'll give us the gift of tongue...(I'm not sure what'll happen though!) May the Lord's name be glorified! thanks for all your luv, prayers and help... wid Christian luv n prayers, ur sis in Him, Tinka
Reply by : mollythomas
7 Dec 2006 12:33:57 AM