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Vicar Message - St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church

Vicar Message


From the Vicar’s Desk…


Dearly beloved in Christ,

The memories and Messages of Christmas kindled our heart with the everlasting love of God towards human kind. Now it’s time to hit refresh as the New Year opens its arms with another 365 days for us to embrace. Another brand new year is here so recharge your energies and get set to be more fruitful for this year. Its new year and the best time to renew our dictionary of life. Remove words like jealous, hate, revenge greed from your dictionary and put words like love, care compassion honesty and satisfaction in their place. This will ensure that you have a great and guilt free year ahead

In this new year, let us make a promise to oneself. A promise to be a better human being a better family person and most importantly a better citizen for our country.

Let this new year enable us to have faith in ourself and our abilities. Count the blessings before we cry on your misfortunes. Learn to take each day one at time. Create opportunities for ourselves for quitting never an option. As Albert Einstein said Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow

In 2018, as God’s people, as His church, let’s make some simple as well as effective resolutions which will definitely going to make a change for the better. St.Paul in His letter to Philippians 3 share some of the important insights that are relevant in the beginning of the new year.


First of all, each of us can make a change for the better by developing a positive outlook toward life. Paul is in prison, chained to a Roman guard, under horrible conditions. Yet despite that, he writes these wonderfully positive words, “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Phili.3:13. But the Bible teaches us that we are to feel good about ourselves because God loves us. You are such a treasured person in God’s sight that He gave His only Begotten Son for you. That makes you valuable, you can feel good about yourself.


Secondly, we need to have a positive attitude toward the church. Church is the body of Christ. We experience the spirit of salvation by having active involvement in the church. It is easy to criticize the church, church leaders and church systems. Positive criticism is always appreciated, but criticisms should not be a reason for destruction. Always consider your contribution for the growth of the church.


We must display a positive attitude toward others. But the church must be a place where we all can come and be accepted and loved and encouraged and built up. It is a place where there are people to help us carry our burdens and everyone feels welcome. You see, if we treat each other with love then wonderful things will happen in the church. So this new year let’s make sure that we display a positive attitude toward others.

This year ‘Valia Nombu’ begins from 2018 February 11th onwards. ValiyaNombu Prayer has been arranged for 50 days. Let this occasion be a time of devotion, dedication and discipline ourselves.

This year Maramon convention begins on 11th February and ends on 18th.Let us pray for the blessings of the convention.

Everything about the future is uncertain, but one thing is for sure that God had already planned all our tomorrows, we just have to trust him today, I heartily wish a beautiful tomorrow for you and your family.
Happy New Year 2018 !

Yours in Christ



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