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

85- Midnight Visit

 

St-Takla.org Image: A heart being freed from the prison and the bonds, by Amgad Wadea صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: قلب يتحرر من السجن والقيود ويطير، رسم أمجد وديع

St-Takla.org Image: A heart being freed from the prison and the bonds, by Amgad Wadea.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: قلب يتحرر من السجن والقيود ويطير، رسم أمجد وديع.

Mexican jails(1) are known for their disorder. Shortly after taking office, the President of Mexico, Luis Echeverria, decided to do something about the prisons. Without prior notice, he visited the jails at midnight. He found guards away from their posts; prisoners not taken care of; and the condition of the jails extremely distressing. He decided to dismiss the prison workers and to clean up the system.

If the president of a country cares for the condition of the prisoners, who are temporarily there as punishment, how much more will our Christ, the King of Kings, care for His church who prepares mankind for the communion of glory with Him!

Christ, in His patience, is kind with us, but He will come suddenly, perhaps at midnight. If He finds us lax in our responsibilities, He will deal with us accordingly.

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: زيارة في نصف الليل.

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Footnotes and references for this page here at St-Takla.org:

(1)See Michael P. Green: Illustrations for Biblical Preaching, Baker Book House, p50-51


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