Book Review: പ്രലോഭനങ്ങളേ വിട

പുന്നത്തറ, ബെന്നി. പ്രലോഭനങ്ങളേ വിട. ISBN.  978-93-81796-97-9 Book Summary: വിശ്വാസ ജീവിതത്തിലെ പ്രലോഭനങ്ങളേ തിരിച്ചറിയാനും വരുതൽ നേടുവാനും സഹായിക്കുന്ന തികച്ചും വ്യത്യസ്തമായ ഒരു ഗ്രന്ഥം. ശാലോമിന്റെ ചരിത്രവുമായി ബന്ധപ്പെട്ട നിരവധി സംഭവങ്ങളുടെ പശ്ചാത്തലത്തിൽ വിശ്വാസ ജിവിതത്തെ ഉണർത്തുന്ന ദൈവപരിപലനയുടെ കഥകൾ. ഇന്ത്യയിലെ ആദ്യത്തെ  ക്രിസ്തീയ ചാനലായ ശാലോം ടി.വി. മലബാറിലെ ഒരു കുഗ്രാമത്തിൽനിന്നും  സാധാരണക്കാരായ മനുഷ്യരുടെ വിശ്വാസത്തിലൂടെ രൂപം കൊണ്ട കഥ. ശാലോം ടൈംസ്, സൺഡേ ശാലോം പത്രം എന്നിവയുടെ ആരംഭ ചരിത്രം. ക്രൈസ്തവ മാധ്യമ…… Continue reading Book Review: പ്രലോഭനങ്ങളേ വിട

Jesus

Interesting quote from the Jewish Scholar David Flusser Jesus is the “only  Jew known to us from ancient times” who proclaimed that the “new age of salvation had already began.” (Bokenkotter Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. NY: Image Books, 2005)

His guiding presence requires my willing presence

It is quite some time that I was thinking about the guiding presence of Jesus in my life. It is very true that He  is willing to guide me, but the question is am I willing to accept his guidance. Am I ready to take upon myself the challenges that He places before me. He is knocking at the…… Continue reading His guiding presence requires my willing presence

Are You Worthy of the Call?

Jesus said to them, “…Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation producing the fruits of it.”  (Mt. 21: 43) Are we worthy to receive the kingdom of God amidst us? Or will Jesus looking at us will say, it (kingdom of God) will be…… Continue reading Are You Worthy of the Call?

Nothing in the World Will Ever Be the Same

Love changes everything and everyone, everyone for good and nothing in this world will ever be the same. As I listened to this song during the adoration service, I was just fascinated. Looking at Jesus I really felt, this words are 101% true. Reflecting over my life too I feel, it is love that made…… Continue reading Nothing in the World Will Ever Be the Same

Holy Rosary: What and Why?

Looking into the history there are different views about the origin and the growth of this devotion. According to tradition, the concept of the rosary was given to Saint Dominic in an apparition by the Virgin Mary in the year 1214 in the church of Prouille. This Marian apparition received the title of Our Lady of…… Continue reading Holy Rosary: What and Why?

The Snake and the Rosary: Dream of St. John Bosco

I want to tell you a dream I had some nights ago, most probably on the eve of the Assumption. I dreamed that I was at my brother’s home at Castelnuovo d’ Asti with all my boys. While they were at play, a total stranger came up to me and asked me to go with…… Continue reading The Snake and the Rosary: Dream of St. John Bosco