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

226- Let me not Stay in This Nest

 

St-Takla.org Image: A bird on a tree branch صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: طائر أو عصفور على فرع شجرة

St-Takla.org Image: A bird on a tree branch.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: طائر أو عصفور على فرع شجرة.

Sandy came home after visiting her sick friend, who was suffering from great pain. She asked her sister, "Why does God allow such pain and suffering?"

Her sister told her that God is preparing the soul for departure from this world.

"But how does this happen?" asked Sandy.

"God deals with us as the eagle deals with its youngsters. The eagle prepares his nest by putting straw over thorns. As the eggs hatch the straws are blown away and the nest becomes uncomfortable. Thus the young eagles fly away."

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: ليتني لا أستقر في عشٍ!

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The world with all its beauty may seem uncomfortable to me.

Its thorny routes may hurt me.

Make me fly away from this world's nest.

In You only, O God, I find refuge and comfort.


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