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

221- The True Offering

 

St-Takla.org Image: Silver, money coins, American currency - from the book: Picture puzzles, or, How to read the Bible by symbols, by Beard, Frank, 1899. صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: فضة، بعض العملات الأمريكية، نقود - من كتاب ألغاز مصورة: كيف تقرأ الكتاب المقدس من خلال الرموز، فرانك بيرد، 1899.

St-Takla.org Image: Silver, money coins, American currency - from the book: Picture puzzles, or, How to read the Bible by symbols, by Beard, Frank, 1899.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: فضة، بعض العملات الأمريكية، نقود - من كتاب ألغاز مصورة: كيف تقرأ الكتاب المقدس من خلال الرموز، فرانك بيرد، 1899.

In London, England, a Christian met a very rich orthodox Jew. It is known that orthodox Jews are very strict with the Law. The Christian was wondering if the rich Jew pays his tithes so he asked him, "Do you pay your tithes to God in full?"

The Jew answered, "If I pay my tithes in full that means I don’t offer any thing to God because the tithes are not mine. What I offer over and above the tithes is the true offering."

 The Christian became very embarrassed because he realized that this Jew surpassed the Jewish Law and fulfilled the Gospel's Law.

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: التقدمة الحقة!

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If I offer the tithes from my time and my income,

I shall be offering nothing because these are Yours.

May I offer my heart and all my life to You.

By Your Divine love You possessed me.

May I possess You through love.

"You are my portion," my soul says.


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