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

Vicar's Message! - September 2018

FROM THE DESK OF VEN JAYANTH JEYAVEERASINGAN

My dear people of God,

This is to wish you all God’s blessings as you enter into another new month.

Recently, we celebrated Family Sunday, which helps us re-focus on our families and oue extended families. Whoever and whatever we are, we are a unit and we have to examine our life in relationship to that. Kindly read Proverbs 31:10-31 and Psalm 128:1-6. They talk about how a Christian family should behave.


Family life does have its ups and downs and that is the uniqueness about family. The diversity in unity.


On Family Sunday, I gave three examples about marriage. What were these three examples? Somebody once wrote the first one which says that in a successful marriage, at a given time, one spouse has to be deaf and the other has to be blind!

Secondly, marriage is falling in love with the same person over and over again.

Another one says, if you want to be in love, never marry!

Family life does have its ups and downs and that is the uniqueness about family. The diversity in unity.

Family Sunday does not only talk about marriage, it talks about the importance of a collective thanksgiving and celebration to God for our life with one another and Christ. Christ was always concerned about relationships, and so we give thanksgiving to God for relationships. Family Sunday not only enriches our lives, it also challenges us to live our faith practically.

In Christian family, we can celebrate being nurtured and empowered.

It is not only a place of empowerment, it is also a place to rejoice. We, along with our extended family, the community family, share the pains and joy of life.

The great theologian and Christian leader of Sri Lanka, the former President of the Methodist Conference, Dr D T Niles, said: ‘Faith in God arises from the ruins of our expectations’. Likewise, we share all that Christ has bestowed on us, in sorrow and happiness with each one of us, which is family and Family Sunday.


With love and prayers
Fr Jayanth


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