MEMORIES OF DR C.T.ABRAHAM ON SECOND MEMORIAL DAY:THE ALMIGHTY IN ACTION THROUGH DR ABRAHAM
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Dr C.T.Abraham is a living faith colossus-An ordinary person in the wonderful grace of Almighty to do extraordinary things.Persons like Dr Abraham having the charisma of compassion are rare in this world.That is the saddest plight of our humanity.But I thank the Lord for He has called Dr Abraham personally to be His torch-bearer and has given him the individual insight to be a channel of blessings to many with a difference.His areas of ministry cover a wide spectrum,so as to take care of total development of human beings,spiritual and material.
The noble spirit of Dr Abraham inspired my life to a great extent.The Crossland College and the India Theological Seminary started in the year 1984 and I was fortunate to join these institutions to be graduated in the year 1987.I was involved in the work study program,a novel concept at that time,quite interesting.Soon after my graduation,Dr Abraham appointed me as a member of his staff.He also took keen interest in getting me married providing the needed help. In official duties,I served as his personal assistant.I offer my heartfelt gratitude for everything he means to me.
His Vision:Dr Abraham possesses God given genius for planning and development. I was personally attracted by Dr Abraham's vision to face life with a spiritual outlook.Life offers many challenges.How we face those challenges determines our success or failure!Dr Abraham had the foresight to see that more than man's material needs,his deepest needs are spiritual.He organised everything in such a way that he could apply these principles in the new socio-economic context around him.Thus the Lord made Dr Abraham's life,a miracle through pragmatic vision and organisational skills in improving the quality of the lives of the people.
His Mission:Dr Abraham always felt to do something noble and worthwhile for the upliftment of the people in contact with.He thought of one estate which is inexhaustible and cannot be stolen,which one could bequeath to their children and make them happy throughout their life,that is value education.As an educationist of high moral calibre,he ventured into the rare adventure of combining both spiritual and secular education.
His Accomplishment:Dr Abraham loves people anyway!That is his greatest accomplishment.Eventhough people are unreasonable,illogical and self-centered,he loved them working for their well-being.He sensed people really need help and helped them anyway.He gave his best to the world in spite of its negative signals.What is the motivating factor behind all these?It is nothing but his love for the Lord reflected in love for his fellow-beings.
Dr Abraham used this gift of life to cultivate friendships in doing good to one another.Thus his life acquires a purpose leading to an achievement.His noble works continue to speak for him in the years to come.Our life is a journey.We do not know when it concludes.But like Dr Abraham,if our life moves like a burning candle shedding its light for others,at the same time approaching its end,then our life radiates meaning-not only to us but also to the coming generations!!!
WRITTEN BY:DR GEE VERGHESE GEORGE,D.Litt.
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