Dearly beloved in Christ,
Then God said, Let us make mankind in our image, after our likeness and let them have dominion Genesis: 1:26
No living things made of matter have personal knowledge of God except human beings. Both in our individual being and in our social reality, we mirror the God who made us .We mirror God in our intelligence and our concern for good and evil. Unlike other living things, human being has a concern for what is truly good and evil.
We had values like morality, character , tradition and culture points to a history that has been practiced and lived .As a Marthoma community, we are greatly proud of our deep historical roots and the pioneers of our church who are engaging in the ministry of real community formation .But in the present scenario of conveniences and comforts of city life and in the midst of fast food culture, Bolly wood and Holly wood images, we are taking less effort to build up the rich tradition and beauty of community living. In a world of fear and anxiety and the other is considered as a threat we have to experience the depth of the love of God. Love is a variety of different feelings, states and attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection. It can refer an emotion of a strong attraction and personal attachment.
By being mindful other peoples feeling and listening to their point of view, we can move towards this state of love .Eph:5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Agape is the highest form of love that is love of God for man and of men for God .It originates from God and It is a covenant of God for human beings as well as human reciprocal love for God.
May God bless us all.
Yours in Christ
Mathew Baby Achen