Saturday, December 3, 2016

Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God – NECF Paper Presentation

Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God – Paper Presentation on 3rd December 2016 for Northeast Christian Fellowship Madras Christian College.

Some of the issues which because of not seeking the kingdom of God but desires of the world, which leads the youth astray are:

1.       1.       Drugs and Alcohol – While alcohol has been around before Christianity, the missionaries who came did not encourage it, however due to proximity to Myanmar and golden triangle, drugs is not difficult to find and many youth have died of drugs over dose. Many of the youth in Northeast do not live to their’s 30’s because of the influence of drugs.

2.       Pre marital Sex & Promiscuity – Due to impact of social media, TV a lot of the youth are involved in immorality which tends to lead to HIV Aids infection, unwanted pregnancy having a heavy toll on society with lots of orphans, single family and poverty in society.

3.       Anger and short termperdness – There is a tendency among the northeast youth to be short tempered, quick to hit others and fight with each other, which is a contrast with those living on the mainland. This could be due to factor of our northeast culture where a fight evern between friends or enemies is a fair fight where they fight each other with all their friends looking. When they come to a city like Chennai and fight, it becomes a gang war with the local person brings his friends uncles, which leads to big problems. It’s important for the youth, specially northeast youth to learn to be patient, slow with anger and slower with fist fights.

4.       Peer Pressure – sucumbing to pressure from fashion to drugs and alcohol – This brings us back to Point number 1 and 2, Drugs, Alcohol and promiscous sex. Specially among the youth of today, instead of seeking God, they seek to be cool, they seek to blend in with their friends and avoid being awkward or beeing geeky hence they succumb to pressure from friends to maybe just taste a little bit of alcohol, a tiny little bit of drugs, or maybe a little bit of  promiscuous sexual behaviour, but let’s all remember a little bit of something can lead us to big trouble afterwards, the little bit of drugs leads to drug overdose leading to death, the little bit of alcohol leads to livir damage and death, the little bit of promiscious behaviour leads to AIDS and death – Peer pressure is understated but very dangerous which keeps us from seeking the Kingdom.

5.       Pride –  Living in Chennai, Tamil Bhramins are famous for being vegeterian and their sense of superiority due to the Bhramin lineage and cultural links. Even though we, the tribals of northeast would be in the bottom of the caste system here in Tamil Nadu, We have no sense of inferiority, infact coming from a casteless society, we in fact have developed a sense of superiority over the main land people whom we call mayangs or vai’s. It could be because many of the mainland people working in our states are engaged in labor or maybe it’s because of our inferiority complex, but whatever it is, it is important to keep our pride in check and learn to live in humbleness and respect other culture. Pride keeps us blind from seeking the kingdom of God.

6.       Retain our Cultural and religious identity – Christianity is not a western religon, it is a local religon for everyone, we must promote our culture through our Christianity without compromising our faith. Many of our youth are taken to thinking that seeking the kingdom of God is akin to Idolizing all of western culture, while western culture has a lot of posisitve impact, it’s important to not discard our own cultural practisce , dharna’s, architectural and art from our own culture’s. In mizoram before the missionaries came, Mizo’s had a Dharna of tlawmngaihna, wherein people would help each other irrespective of their background to build a house, dig a grave, protect a person without any expectation of financial or any compensation whatever, this practisces which do not conflict with our Christianity of helping others, honesty must be continued on. Our way of worship, our house of worship and the dress we wear to worship are all part of our identity and we need to seek God in a simpler way which will help us identify and get closer to God to have a better undertanding of God.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thlamuana thuchah - Ral na

A hmasa in Pa Pathian ngil nei leh mi thla muan tu hnenah lawmthu awm rawh se, khaw har chhungkua te pathian in awm pui rawh se. Pathian in min awm pui reng a ni tih hria I la.
2 Korin 1:3-4
“Kan Lalpa Isua Krista Pa leh Pathian, khawngaihnaa khat, thlamuanna petu Pa Pathian hnênah chuan lâwmthu i sawi ang u. 4Pathianin min thlamuannain hrehawm tinrêng tuarte kan thlamuan ve theih nân, ani chuan kan hrehawm tuar zawng zawngah min thlamuan ṭhîn.”
A hmasa in heta lo kal te chung ah lawm thu ka sawi phawt duh a, mizo nih hi a va nuam em? Khawvel khwai hmun ah pawh awm I la, chhiatni that ni a mizo tlawmngaihna nen a kan in tawi awm hi a va nuam in a va han lawm awm tak em.  Tawngkam te thiam vak lo mah I la, chhung hnai te in min han thih san hi chuan thian leh chhung te’n min rawn tlawh a min han zaipui te hi a thla muan awm ngawih ngawih, hetiang hun hrehawm leh lungaihthlak hun ah hi chuan in thut pui ringawt pawh hi awm ze thuk tak nei in, khaw har chhung te tan chuan a hlu hle a ni.
Boral ta a ngiahawm:
Rom 14:7-10
“7Tu mah mahni tâna nung kan ni lo va, tu mah mahni tâna thi kan ni hek lo; 8kan nun chuan Lalpa tân kan nung a ni a, kan thih pawhin Lalpa tân kan thi a ni; chuvângin, kan nun pawhin, kan thih pawhin Lalpa ta kan ni.9Tichuan, mi nung leh mitthi Lal a nih theih nân Krista chu a thi a, a nung leh ta a ni. 10Engtizia nge nangin i unaupa i sawisêl mai? Engati nge nang pawh i unaupa chu i hmuhsit mai? Pathian rorêlna ṭhutthlêng hmaah chuan kan la ding ṭheuh dâwn asin”
Khawvel kan dam chhung hian Pathian tan kan nung theuh, tumah sawisel leh hmusit thei kan ni lo. Vawiin a boral te hi a nun hian mi tam tak a khawih te chuan an dam chhung in an hre tawh ang, a that na te, a nghil neih na te kha tam tak chuan kan hre dawn a ni.
Keini pawh thi thei reng kan ni tih in hria in, kan nun te fimkhur I la, kan nitin nun ah kan thil in, ei emaw kan thu sawi te hi  a malsawm em tih hi kan ngaihtuah fo a tha? Mi in eng tin nge an hriat dawn che. Mi thin chhe tak, mi hmasial tak, mi bum hmang nge mi zai dam, mi tanpui in huam leh mi fel in tih hi vawiin thih na hian keimah ni ah in enawn fo tur in ka rawn chah duh che u a ni.
Khawvel sum leh hausakna hian awm zia a nei lo.
Job 14:1-2
1Hmeichhe hrin mihring hi
Sual rêng rênga thi thuai mai tûr a ni.
2Pangpâr angin a lo pâr chhuak a, a vuai leh ṭhîn,
Hlimthla angin a ral mai a, a awm hlen lo.

Joba ka chhuak a ni, Joba kha pathian in a test khan harsatna a kal tlang nasa a ni, Pathian in a fiah nan khan a fa te an boral vek, a khawvel hausak na ran te an thi vek. Joba khan khawvel ropuina leh hausakna te kha Pathian tel lo chuan eng tih na mah a nih loh zia kha a hre chiang em.
Tunah Joba rawn sawi an khan khawvel kan dam chhung hi chuan kan tar tial tial vek dawn, kan thawh rah kan seng dawn a ni. Joba ang khan tunah kan harsatna leh hrehawm na ah te hian Pathian hniah zawk nan hman tlat I tum ang u.

Beiseina kan nei.
Thupuan 21:4-6
An mit ata mittui zawng zawng a hru hul ang a,
Thih a awm leh tawh lo vang.
Lu sûn te, ṭah te, nat te pawh a awm tawh hek lo vang.
Thil hluite chu a liam ta a,” a ti a.
5Lalṭhutthlênga ṭhu chuan, “Ngai teh, thil engkim ka siam thar e,” a ti a. “Ziak rawh, hêng ka thute hi a rinawmin a dik a ni,” a ti leh a. 6Ka hnênah, “A lo thleng ta, kei Alfa leh Omega, a bul leh a tâwp ka ni. Tuihâl apiang hnênah nunna tuikhura mi a thlâwna in tûr ka pe ang.

Keini kristian te chuan kan bul hnai Hindu sakhua te ang lo tak in, min boral san ta te hmuh leh beiseina kan nei a ni, chu chu chatuan nun na leh Vanram kal beiseina a ni, mahse Vanram kal tur chuan Isua Krisa, kan Alfa leh Omega kan rin mai bak ah, Khawvel kan awm chhung in Isua zui tlak a kan nun a pawimawh a ni. Khawvel hlimna leh Hausakna te hi chu kal leh mai tur, kan thlan khur feet 6 hnuai a ken theih a ni lo, mahse mit pawh in a hmuh theih loh, chatuan nun na chu Isua Krista chiah in a pe thei a ni. He boral na hian kei mahni kristian nun pawh in en nawn na atan hman in, in siam that nan leh Pathian lo kal leh na in tawk tur in peih theuh ang u. Pathian in khawhar chhungkua te awmpui in, thla muan se, Pathian hnaih zawk nan a hman theih nan ka dil e. Amen