Church Citizens' Voice
Look at the two pictures: one above, another below.
First the one above
Look at it sharply to take in every detail, every individual and their facial expressions etc, not a passing glance to see and forget instantly.A picture is equal to thousand words because pictures don’t lie.
One in the centre is the Man from Nazarethsquatting in the midst of the Cattle Class, the pennyless poor, a perfect example of equality, fraternity, fellow feeling and above all the real“Self emptying,” Saul of Tarsus speaks of Jesus shorn of all divinity, splendor and heavenly glory or sheen.
There is not an iota of servant-master distinction, as His declared mission was to serve and not to be served, or lord it over!
Now to the second picture
In the second picture aboveyou see his self-proclaimed Vicars of Christ, decked in royal splendor, in spotless, overflowing garments overlaid with garlands of currencynotes that proclaim precious worldly money-power, accompanied by servants ready to bend and bow and hold decorated umbrellas to protect the sensitive Vicars from the heat of the sun.
Now to your choice! With whom are you? Whom do you follow now and want to here after? You can’t serve both God and Mammon of iniquity.If you are with Jesus and his CATTLE CLASS, stay on and proclaim it aloud, shout it from house tops! That is evangelization, spreading the GOOD WORD!
This scribe was stupid enough for the most part of his life to listen and follow the self-proclaimed leaders and vicars in the second picture. Since shame tortured him and sense provoked him, he proclaimed publicly four years ago in Chicago’s Cathedral hall quoting Ambedkar: “By no fault of mine I was born in Syromalabar Church but I shall not die in it’’ and called quits to all divided organized churches, praising themselves like the Pharisee in the temple, and therefore ire-formable humanly speaking and beyond redemption as they say and ground realities around point to.
He is now very happy and at peace with the Cattle Class in the company of the one born in a cattle shed and feels proud of it. Of course it was also because there was “No room for him in the Inns” of the comfortable class. There will be none either!
Our readers have the perfect freedom to accept or reject the suggestion of the editor of ccv. But everyone must make a choice, to be honest to God (if one believes in a God), honest to oneself and honest to others. At least there must be no dispute on: “Honesty is the best policy.”