The 117th Maramon Convention, organised by the Mar Thoma Evangelistic Association (MTEA), came to a close with a call to live in God in order to overcome the problems facing modern-day society and the world at large.
Delivering the valedictory message, Joseph Mar Thoma, Metropolitan of the Mar Thoma Church, said man's mad rush to reach the goal through any means was the bane of modern society. Man's journey from one mistake to another was the fallout of his irresponsible behaviour, forgetting the responsibility to care Nature vested in him by God.
“The experience of sharing has no place even at our homes. Strained relationships have become very common, and our homes have become the most insecure place in modern times,” he said.
Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma said the growing graph of suicide rate in the State was a sad testimony to this sorry state of affairs with the Kerala households. As in the Eden Garden, man misused the freedom and responsibility vested in him by God, leading to all sorts of social problems in the modern world. Corruption had become a major cause of worry in all walks of life.
The Metropolitan called upon the believers to identify and correct their flaws, keeping firm faith in Jesus Christ. Reformation of society should begin at home.
Kang-San-Tan, evangelist from Malaysia, delivered a religious discourse.
Thomas Mar Themotheos Episcopa, MTEA president, presided over the function.