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Short Stories (Stories for the Youth), book by Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty

64- In the Path of his Father

 

St-Takla.org Image: A young man walking after the footsteps of his father in the snow صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: شاب يسير في إثر خطوات أبيه في الثليج

St-Takla.org Image: A young man walking after the footsteps of his father in the snow

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: شاب يسير في إثر خطوات أبيه في الثلج

Charles was careful that he had to be a good example for his young son Kim in all of his actions, so he prayed every morning and evening and before eating and after, and he was careful to always remain happy, joyous and offering every love to his wife so that Kim feels the family warmth. At Christmas, the loving Father decorated his house even the street with Christmas decorations. As he went to his garden to decorate it, he had neglected to clean its paths from the ice; he walked carefully carrying the decorations. Suddenly he heard his son Kim behind him calling him, Father, Ill help you in putting the decorations.

The father was greatly disturbed as he looked behind him to see his son walking with joy.

As Kim noticed the signs of his fathers apprehension, he smiled saying, Father, Im walking in a safe path, Im following your foot steps completely.

At this point, Charles held his sons hands and felt that he should have cleaned the path from the ice because his son surely walks in the path of his father.

It may be that our physical, or spiritual father, is living examples but not in everything, but our Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. He alone is the perfect example for us that we may look at Him following His steps without fear. He carries us and crosses with us to safety in the bosom of His Father.

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: على درب أبيه.


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