- View SourceI request our managing committe, Synod and especially our Catholicose
designate to share their vision of our church. Nowadays I started to
think our church is nothing more than Pinarayi Achudanandan politics.
It might be easy for both faction, Orthodox and Jacobite, to hold
their crowd by injecting opposite faction's hatred for some years.
After a while people will consider, like what I am thinking today,
both factions are two sides of the same coin that these people are
using everyone just for their selfish interests and they are not going
to give me any heavenly peace. Our respected members can correct me if
this is only my personal perception. If there are a growing number of
people thinking like what I am thinking today our church leadership
has the responsibility to clear the air.
As I wrote earlier in this forum, after the recent series of incidents
I became more confused without understanding our direction ahead. Does
our leadership really hold any vision to lead this church for another
2000 years or are they going to end everything in my lifespan itself?
When I say a vision I mean something which we can achieve, not an
unrealistic perception. It is high time to decide whether we stand for
unity or division and to come out of our dirty politics. Though
personally I want to see unity among the people who share same faith
and a division is not a Christian way of finding solution, I could
accept even a division formula if that is going to end this shameful
I learned in my management classes that a minimum level of competitive
conflict is to be encouraged whereas a destructive conflict is to be
discouraged. I urge the same here, irrespective of any title they hold
we need to discourage destructive politics as it will lead our entire
destruction. I don't want the community to which I belong to be
vanished because of someone's selfishness.
I would like to know whether they really believe in an end to this
shameful street fight and if yes, how are they going to achieve and,
is there any stipulated time frame? Or are they going to continue forever?
I believe our Catholicose designate holds the most important role in
fulfilling whatever vision the church holds without being biased or
being part of factionism.
Sajy Thannikottu, Kathmandu
(From ICON Forum)