Early morning today, Rev. Fr. Alias Cherukattu, a prominent priest of Kandanadu East diocese, and a member of the working committee and advisory board of His Holiness the Catholicos of the Church called me up over phone. He told me that the proposed Gospel Convention at the Orthodox chapel at Koothattukulam where I was supposed to deliver a sermon on Sunday evening stands cancelled (this convention was to be for three days). He said the police asked the organizers to cancel it because a resident of the area, a member of the BJP state committee and leader of Bharathiya Masdur Sangh (BJP workers’ wing) has filed a complaint with the police against this convention being conducted in his neighborhood.
Kerala is a state with over 19% Christian population and is a decisive presence in social, political and economic life of the state. If we have to face this kind of situation, what will be the case in other states of India where Christians are a minority and mostly from socially backward communities? OK for some of us Mr. Narendra Modi is the Messiah; Messiah of whom that is my question.