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

175- The Debt was Paid


Lord Congleton announced that he was going to exempt the tenants from the rent if they met with him in his office and he set a date for this occasion. The tenants did not believe him, saying, Its one of his tricks to take us to court.

No one went to the office at the set time. At the end of the day, one of the tenants went to the office and saw the Lord waiting as announced. The lord asked, do you expect me to forget about your debt? Image: A heart with musical notes, by Amgad Wadea صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: قلب، مع نوت موسيقية، رسم أمجد وديع Image: A heart with musical notes, by Amgad Wadea.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: قلب، مع نوت موسيقية، رسم أمجد وديع.

I do.

Why do you expect it to be true?

Because youre a lord, and you promised.

Do you trust my promises?



Because youre a lord and will not deceive a poor man like me.

The Lord signed a receipt for this tenant. The tenant was very happy waving the receipt and

Saying, God bless you Sir.

The tenant left the office, to find the rest of the tenants waiting to ask him what happened. He was waving the receipt, saying, He exempted me from all my debts.

The rest of the tenants rushed to the Lord's office. To their surprise, the time was over

And the office was closed.


That Lord gave a lesson in faith and belief and only one benefited from this chance.

→ English translation of the story here at الدين قد وُفي! Divider

Let me come to Your Presence, trusting Your Promises.

Your Blood washed me from inequity. You paid my debt.

How sweet and kind You are, O the Savior of my soul!

Why do I wait for long to meet You?

Let me enter while the gates are open.

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