Dear Your Grace,
Good morning and good tidings of the Karkadaka Masam (Karkakda Month)!
I did not get your SMS to be very honest.
I am now in Ayurveda at Uzhavoor as you did visit me last year.
Regarding Church Cases,
I am disappointed, frustrated and heartbroken as the wonderful opportunity is being squandered by the Patriarch faction, despite my honest and earnest efforts right from the day of the verdict.
Even the media briefing after the synod at Puthencruz by my neighbour Theopheliose was more of a belligerent approach. The meetings at Manarcad where Coorilos was speaking like a terrorist was not expected at this juncture, particularly when he is the KCC president!
Even Bawa was making sarcastic and vulgar comments on Kottayam Bawa in the open public meeting when he referred to Devalokam as ….(unprintable words..).. etc–etc..What are we trying to prove and achieve in this process of name calling and instigating the gullible people.
Please do recall our proposed meeting with a very senior bishop of the Orthodox Church after your synod. It was called off by that bishop due to this sort of belligerent stance taken by your faction!
Let us face reality dear your grace. Compromise is godly. Reconciliation is the best way forward.
To be very frank to accommodate all our bishops in a untied Orthodox Church is a big challenge.
But Thomas Bawa would get a very decent and memorable welcome and fair well God willing when he goes to heaven in a united Church.
I know that a bishop like Mathews Saverious of Kandanad West is an impossible person to deal with. They also know this and as such he is unacceptable to many in the Orthodox Church too.
How was your meeting with Orthodox Synod Secretary at Kottayam? You could have consulted me before that meeting. He is totally incompetent to take any decisions unlike you as Synod Secretary in this matter.
1) The Patriarch faction to appeal to HH Patriarch in a unanimous resolution to come to the rescue to resolve the crisis by taking initiatives ASAP.
2) Your faction to appeal to Hon Kerala CM to help solve the issues within the frame work of Supreme Court verdict.
3) Alternatively let your leaders approach the Orthodox Church directly by calling on HH Catholicose at Devalokam .( I can facilitate such a meeting please.).
If we delay am afraid, things may go out of our hands. Again we cannot gather or muster many terrorists any more unlike we had too many in the past.
Better identify a few experts form your faction who are good at Conflict Resolution Methodologies to bring in lasting peace.
Legally there is no scope for any relief from this verdict, what so ever.
Better part of valour is discretion! Better said, discretion is better part of valour!!
Why not opt for prudence and discretion your grace to be better Christians with good witness!
Yours most sincerely,
Dr KM George
President and CEO of Sustainable Devotement Forum
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