The Role of Saints in Christian Life
In Syriac Language the word ‘ breeso ‘ means creation is derived from the root word ‘bro. ’When we use ‘bro’ in the form of a noun it stands for ‘SON’ but if it is used instead of Created in its verbal form. In our holy faith we agree that the Son, the second in the Holy Trinity has created. We believe that the Father makes the master plan, Son executes and the Holy Spirit completes it. That is the reason why we address the Father as the Creator of all. The Creator of the Cosmos is adorned by the entire creation irrespective of living or non-livings.
God’s Objective of Creation:
We read in the Holy Bible that God has created man from soil in his own Image and Likeness.Geneses 1 : 26 : “ And God said, Let’s make man in our own image, after our likeness “ we also read in the second chapter verse seven : “ And the LORD God formed Man of the dust of the ground….Before this master creation of Man, God has created an emphatic infrastructure for him such as The Earth, Light, water, seas and the inhabitants of it, all kinds of birds and animals, reptiles, different kinds of fruit bearing trees etc. in Five days. And he found all these as Good. As he found it as good he expects only good from his hand work.
God’s Objective of Creation of Man:
On completion of this Great Work, God made the entire universe in man’s control. Geneses 1 : 26 : “ And God said, Let’s make man in our own image, after our likeness, and let them heave domainover the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and all over the earth, and over every creeping thins that creepeth, upon the earth.Moreover, he made man with a free will. Though he had the free will god anticipated his complete devotion and dedication to the Almighty. Unfortunately, as Isaiah says in 5 : 2 :“ And he fenced it and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also built a winepress therein : and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.”Instead of fine grapes, he proved himself as useless and unworthy. It was only man who turned traitor while the entire universe remained loyal to the God. The Psalmist warns that we shall be crushed and destroyed by the wild boar.Psalms 80: 13 : The boar out of the wood doeth waste it, and wild beast of the field doeth devour it. This may happen in the Christian life even. Sometimes God may put us on tests through temptation or sufferings.
Our Great Grand parents got tempted in the Garden of Eden and they failed in being loyal to the Creator, where as the first king of Israel Saul surrendered before his impertinence, to give way to David as his successor of the throne. As a just man Job proved himself in glorifying the God even in the sufferings that shall be a definite model to all believers. His Dogmatism was incomparable and incredible before the Almighty and was justified to be counted as Just in the Bible.
Life in Christ:
God wishes that our life shall be fruitful in him. If we fail to produce the choicest fruits, then that action has been generated our selfishness advocated by the deceiver. We have to humble ourselves before God to get His will be executed in us. Or else, the result shall be negative. Either married or bachelor doesn’t makes any difference in complying God’s plan. All activities that are against the will of god is counted as sin before the holy throne, and be accounted for from which there shan’t be any escape. In this point of view, to fulfill God’s plan is the supreme duty of a man in Christ.
A Crowning Example for a Gracious life:
The life of H.H. Moran Mor Ignatious Elias III, sacrificed his precious life on the throne of peace in Malankara, was the personality who had distinctly identified the Call and the Master plan of the Big shepherd. As we all know his sacred mortal remaining is preserved in the holy shrine, in Manjinikara. The Holy father was ailing during his infancy, whom his parents devoted in the Kurkuma Dayara in Turkey early before his teens. He got well over there in the nurture by the spiritual inmates. He was ordained as a deacon and in due course the Almighty has selected him as the Descendant of the Holy Throne of St. Peter in Antioch. He was admired as a living saint during this period.
We shall participate in God’s Plan:
God has a defined plan with each and every one of us. In order to make it clear see St. Paul’s letter to the Church of Rome. Romans :12:2 : “ And be not conformed the to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable and perfect, will of god “We should get transformed by renewing our mind, as St. Paul advice us. We shan’t be a Dying Sacrifice as Jesus but, we should devote ourselves as Living sacrifice by transforming us into living and sanctifying offerings to the Creator.
We, the humble servant at the holy shrine, pray for all of you through the great intercession of St. Mary The Mother of God and in the name of Saint Ignatious Nurono and in the name of Saint Ignatious Elias the Third, for the blessings of the Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit for now and for ever.