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

88- What Does the Wall Say to its Sister?

 

In an atmosphere of love and affection, the father would sit after dinner, with his only son, to discuss the daily events. The young child felt that these moments were the happiest in his life. He eagerly awaited them to sit with his father and have a candid talk in a cheerful spiritual atmosphere.

During one of these evenings, the son wished to put some riddles to his father so he asked, What did the wall say to her sister wall?

With a smile, the father tried to evade answering the question by saying to his son, I dont know. Tell me what the wall said to her sister wall.

St-Takla.org Image: Jesus Christ the cornerstone, walls, by Amgad Wadea صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: السيد المسيح حجر الزاوية، حائط، رسم أمجد وديع

St-Takla.org Image: Jesus Christ the cornerstone, walls, by Amgad Wadea

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: السيد المسيح حجر الزاوية، حائط، رسم أمجد وديع

The child answered, Lets meet at the corner.(3)

The father was silent for a moment. Then, he said to his son, Youre right and I should have known the answer. Every true believer should say to his brother, Let us come closer together at the Chief Cornerstone our Lord Jesus Christ. Well be united in Him and through Him. He supports and unites us so that we may become Gods living house.

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: ماذا تقول الحائط لأختها؟

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The more I come closer to You, the rejected Cornerstone,

The more I become closer to my brethren,

And become one with them.

Without You I am alone,

I feel isolated from God and people,

Even when I am surrounded by all.

With You I feel warmth

Even if I am deserted by all.

By Your Holy Spirit, draw me to You,

To run with my brethren towards You,

To rejoice and praise You.

How joyous is my soul!

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

(3) Banhouse, Donal Grey Let Me Illustrate. 1995. 336.


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