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

227- Do We Know Each Other on Earth?

 

St-Takla.org Image: The talents and the one Body of Christ, people صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: المواهب و جسد المسيح الواحد، وزنات، أشخاص، ناس

St-Takla.org Image: The talents and the one Body of Christ, people.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: المواهب و جسد المسيح الواحد، وزنات، أشخاص، ناس.

One of the ministers was talking about the beauty of heaven. As he rendered the audience eager about our heavenly home, one of them asked, "Will we be able to recognize each other in heaven?"

"Yes," answered the minister, "we’ll be able to recognize our family, our friends and all of God's saints." Then he confirmed his answer from the Bible, the biographies of the Saints and from contemporary life.

Many were involved in this discussion, which seemed too long for they were extremely eager to see their friends and relatives who had departed.

All of a sudden one of the audience asked, "Do you think that we recognize each other now?"

There was a moment of complete silence in the room. The same person said, "I’ve been coming to this meeting for the past three years and nobody asked me for my name. Is it wise to be preoccupied with our dead friends and family members while ignoring the living ones among us?"

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: هل نعرف بعضنا بعضًا على الأرض؟!


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