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

138- The Electric Blanket Image: Sleeping man, sick boy, electric blanket صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: شاب نائم، شخص مريض، بطانية كهرباء Image: Sleeping man, sick boy, electric blanket.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: شاب نائم، شخص مريض، بطانية كهرباء.

The mother noticed that the room of her only daughter Maggie was very cold in the winter; so she bought her an electric blanket. Maggie loved to be warm, so she used to set the electric blanket to its maximum power. The mother noticed that Maggie woke up late every day since Maggie could not resist sleeping in the warmth of the blanket.

The mother did not wish to deprive her daughter from being warm, but she did not want her to become accustomed to laziness and extended sleeping periods.

Therefore, the mother used to wake up early to turn off the blanket half an hour before waking up her daughter.

As Maggie felt the cold, she could not feel comfortable on her bed.

This is what The Lover of mankind does with us. When He finds us submitting to the comfort of the world and its warmth, He allows tribulations and suffering so that we may be filled with anxiety to leave the bed of this world to be with Him in heaven.

→ English translation of the story here at بطانية كهرباء! Divider

Wake me, my Divine coach.

Take all the warmth from my bed to wake up.

I slept for a long time; wake me even by pain and suffering.

Prepare my soul for heaven; make it ready to rise.

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