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Vicar's Message - COGSLK - Church of the Good Shepherd, Thimbirigasyaya, Colombo 5, Sri Lanka

Vicar's Message! - October 2019

FROM THE DESK OF VEN JAYANTH JEYAVEERASINGAN

My dear people of God,

I trust this finds all of you in the best of health. My meditation for the month of October is to creatively and positively look at life. Quotation taken from Mathew 6:25-34 and in particular verse 28: 'Look at the birds of the air, they do not sow nor reap or store away in barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them . . . . See how the lilies of the field grow, they do not labour or spin . . .'


Christ helps us to bear the unbearable, do the undoable and pass the breaking point without breaking down.


When we talk of creative and positive principles of life, because we are made in the image and likeness of God/Christ, we should not worry. God in Christ paid the price on the cross to look after us. God in Christ, who was crucified, appeared to Mary of Magdella early in the morning as a symbol that He cares for us. God in Christ appeared to His disciples on the way to Emmaus in the dusk as He cares for us. So why worry?

When you take the whole world today, door to door, house to house, we see that we worry very much about the problems that have not come our way. Let us cross the bridge when we come to the bridge.

Negative living is useless because it is detrimental to our lives. Negative living makes us blind to the grace of God. Negative living makes us live our lives in an un-Christian manner.

We, as human beings, cry. We, as human beings, get depressed. But the God of grace, whose hands were nail-pierced, stretches out His hands to a universal world to heal all people by His common calling. The poet Omar Khayam said the following:-

'The moving finger writes and having written,
Moves on; Nor all thy power, piety nor wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a line,
Nor all thy tears wash out a word of it.'

When you move in this whole episode of positive living, you have to look at the bounty of God in history, science, and geography, where, when you look at these things, you see the bounty of God.

'My soul is cast down within me, therefore I remember thee from the land of Jordan and the heights of Herman’ (Psalm 42:6). And there is a verse in Psalm 46:1—'God is our refuge and strength, a very pleasant help in trouble'.

Finally, Christ helps us to bear the unbearable, do the undoable and pass the breaking point without breaking down.

May God bless us in all our future endeavours as we prepare for the Harvest Festival 2019.

Fr Jayanth


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