Varghese is a religious priest and a member of the Indian Mission Society
(IMS). He spent most of his time in the
Seminary teaching and guiding the Seminarians.
Teaching them the Synoptic Gospels.
of wisdom from Father Varghese on the Synoptic Gospels. Our first call is to serve and follow
Jesus. Our call is not to worship Jesus. We are call to come together as a community
weekly at Mass. We are to deny ourselves
and carry the cross and accept the suffering.
for us is unconditional. Our suffering
is unconditional love for him. We need
to empty ourselves by giving up and loving unconditionally.
What was his Mission? Why was he
born. Jesus was born to give us fullness
of life and unconditional love. He
didn’t come to die he came to live.
Jesus was about good news to the poor.
Isaiah – God of the Bible – preference was given to the poor. The poor need God and depend on God. The rich want God and want God’s blessings.
In the new
testament there is no mention of Jesus as a Priest. He came to challenge the rich and question
their value system. Nothing is mention
in the NT about the commands of Jesus.
Jesus become to be the Messiah? The
Messiah came to change society. He
couldn’t change society. He came to save
us. The mighty deeds of Jesus and his healings.
Healings is a fundamental aspect of God’s reign.
came to establish a religion.
Christianity is always the way.
It is not an organization. Jesus
never came to give us teachings or exhortations. He never gave us a charter of Christian life. He gave us the Good News of the Gospel. The Good News is that someone loves us. Jesus never ask us to Love God. The commandment
love God is not of Jesus. The good news
is that God loves me.
Christians are busy loving God.
most are involved in loving others. We
worship God once a week. Loving your
neighbour is what Jesus is all about.
Jesus only gave us the good news to love one another. Good news to the poor.
Chapter 17 verse 34 & 35
Ministry – Meaning of Pastoral (Shepherd) lay your life down. Meaning of Ministry
(Service) – method of priesthood. One
who risk his or her life to save the sheep.
Risk your life to give service to others. Method was service. Not to be served but to serve.
trying to be Christian. Travelling to
become more Christians.
always failed him. They denied him and
abandon him. He always forgave them and
called them back.
We all have
God’s DNA. I am a child of God. You are a child of God. I make mistakes and you make mistakes. We are God’s children. This is the good news.
attitude of gratitude. Put positive
energy out there.