Dear Sunny, I do agree that we must all …
Comment posted Population Statistics and Demography of Saint Thomas Christians, Churches with historical references by George Mathew.
I do agree that we must all come under one ‘umbrella’. Before that, we must know ourselves. Was it not the great Socrates who said ‘Man! first know yourself’.
Now that we have more or less established that we are of Jewish/Hebrew heritage, where do we go from here? Do we start wearing the Star of David or the Tallit or start planning to rebuilt our Nasrani temple on the ‘Temple Mount’ in Jerusalem or celebrate Hannakah and strict Kosher?
Our next step is ‘where do we go from here’. Our individual churches can not lead us into our Nasrani heritage. Our churches are simply not deseigned for this. Honestly, I believe that our churches will sympathize with us and nod their heads but their hands will be tied because of church doctrines and traditions.
If you visualize a ‘Nasrani’ heritage without a Jewish/Hebrew paternity, then it is a lost cause. The Nasrani now can not take one step forward without his ‘Jewish/Hebrew’ father supporting him. Farming is part of the answer, but it does not give a spiritual answer. .
All these years, we have neglected our father, now we have reached the end of the rope (read, our past wrong efforts to be independent of our heritage – The classic Prodigal Son).
Sunny! please comment on my above. I know Jackson, Ampravil Achayan and some others will agree with me to an extend, but upto what extend?
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