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

109- Unique Genius


The boy Matthew went with his father to visit an international exhibition. When he entered the music section as they both were walking around the musical instruments, Matthew was enjoying the quiet music.

What wonderful music!

Its of the great musician Beethoven who lost the gift of hearing. Image: A man talking, father, by Amgad Wadea صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: رجل يتحدث، أب، والد، رسم أمجد وديع Image: A man talking, father, by Amgad Wadea

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: رجل يتحدث، أب، والد، رسم أمجد وديع

I wonder if I buy a musical instrument shall I be like Beethoven, compose beautiful music like this?

Musical instruments help, but what Beethoven presented is the fruit of his genius with patience and effort.

The boy kept listening to the music of Beethoven and went and bought some records of this musician.

The father and the son entered together the section of arts. The boy stood in front of the great statues and the international paintings, unable to express his feelings.

In a gentle dialogue the boy expressed to his father his desire that God may grant him talent to be able to do great works of art.

The father told his son, "Im very happy Matthew to hear about your desire to discover your talents. But Id like to tell you also about a unique eternal genius."

"What is it, father?"

"One cant excel in every thing, its necessary to know ones talents, but there exists a unique genius which we can achieve and it is within reach for all of us."

"What is it?"

To carry inside us the Lord Jesus, the Wisdom of God and the righteousness. We carry Him and enjoy His life inside us. We live holy and practice the wonderful life that is why He was called wonderful and make wonders from those who believe in Him.

Our hearts with their emotions, our bodies with their feelings and our minds with their powers work with powerful heavenly force."

→ English translation of the story here at نبوغ فريد. Divider

My God, You can tame my tongue.

You can control my thoughts and cleanse them.

You can purify my feelings.

Who can bless my aspirations!

I shall acquire You Holy Lord then I acquire my life in You. Divider

He sent us His Word, His Only Begotten Son, Who by taking flesh, was born, suffered on our behalf, in order that man be edified.

St. Augustine.

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