The Youth Must Face The Changes Of The World Courageously

Written By: on Jun 23rd, 2009 and filed under Articles, Youth And Faith.

When we analyze the main changes in the world in the past, we come to the conclusion that the changes do occur without pre-intimation or pre-knowledge. No one could provide prophecy. The origin and development of religions had a decisive role in the changes in the past. When Buddhism was originated, its impact in India was not much. But it had tremendously affected the neighboring countries of India. All are aware of the changes that took place across the globe, soon on the establishment of Christian and Islamic religions. In the beginning years of Christianity and Islam, the changes were so vivid and superfluous. They had resulted in the wonderful results. The changes under any circumstance, would pave the way for the betterment of men and society, For example he pointed out the progress achieved by the UAE. Within a short span of 30 40 years, these areas, where we find lines of thousands of skyscrapers, number of trade centers, as well as a number of beautiful and convenient gardens, with net works of most modern net works of roads. As a matter of fact, now all cities are having high density of population. This sort of changes is always ideal and beneficial to mankind.

Fr. George exhorted the young men to be alert and brave to do good in the world, which is always changing. We all know that Mother Teresa is equally honored and respected by millions of people of different faiths in India At the same time one western popular writer has written a book on Mother, where he has criticized Mother thoroughly in the book. The young men must attain braveness to resist the evil powers, which hinder the growth and development of all sorts of deeds for the good of society. St Gregory of Nazianzes has rightly said, “The evil nature has no matter or permanent signs of presence. It is just like the blackness, and the absence of goodness is the evil”. We are sure that the darkness in a room could be vanished by bringing a small /big lamp in. When the light spreads, the blackness will disappear. In the absence of clear lights a piece of coir on our way on foot might be misunderstood as a snake and the sudden fear and anxiety rose in us could not wiped out completely so soon even after confirming that it is not a snake, but only a piece of coir. The lack ness of the real wisdom and understanding is the main reason for the unnecessary fear and anxiety. By quoting (the late) H.G. Dr. Paulose Mar Gregorios, he said that the chances are plenty for the youngsters could attain bravery and unity and the roots is the base of our faith. The rational thinking has no influence in the faith and no one could follow faith with rational thinking. Fr. George exhorted the youngsters to learn the definition of our St. Gregorios of Parumala about prayer by heart and also to follow it them in their lives. In the honey verses of the saint it is said that the “prayer is the enthusiasm of the young age, the dependence of the youth and peace of the old age”.

He advised the youngsters to attain transformation of their minds so that others in need would consider them worthy to depend. All youngsters were requested to accept the prayer life as their own identity as a person who is in constant and continuous prayer could not cheat or disturb others. Usually our dreams would turn as realities. Those who dream a good future have to aim the goodness, prosperity and blessings of the society, with an open mind. So also we should not permit selfishness to reign our dreams. By quoting (the late) H.G Paulose Mar Gregorios, he insisted the youth to include the society around us in our dreams and to long for the better position of it. He exhorted all listeners to enjoy the abide ness of the Lord God who remains in the changing world without any change and also enable others around us to enjoy this great experience. By reminding the responsibility of one and all in sharing the joy out of enjoying Godly presence with others, Fr. George concluded his speech.

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