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Invocation

Farmers Festival

 

 

 

Farming can be considered a holy profession as  it is linked to the elements of the earth very closely: they till and prepare the soil, sow the seeds, water the sprouts, watch the growth, and rejoice at the yield bringing joy to the people and for all this, thank God, the Creator of all creation and the Author of life. To such noble farmers, this year has been a tough period. Due to non- availability of needed resources they are pushed to pain and despair even some to the extreme step to suicide.

However dark it may be, God the true Sun is always there to shine. With this hope let us pray with and for them. May this day and months to follow make a difference to them, bettering their situation with plentiful rain at proper time and plentiful yield.

May their present loss be lost for sure. The Lord and Provider of all goods may He continue to satisfy the needs of His people in abundance.

May this PONGAL festival make our hearts abound in goodness, love and peace

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