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

238- My Boss Is Always Present

 

St-Takla.org Image: Joseph and Potiphar's Wife, from the Book of Books in Pictures صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: يوسف و امرأة فوطيفار، عن كتاب: كتاب الكتب بالصور

St-Takla.org Image: Joseph and Potiphar's Wife, from the Book of Books in Pictures

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: يوسف و امرأة فوطيفار، عن كتاب: كتاب الكتب بالصور

 In the local grocery store, after Jimmy, the cashier, had weighed the oranges that a customer had brought, the customer leaned over and whispered in his ear, Put two more oranges; the other cashier used to do that for me in return for a tip.

But Jimmy answered, I cant do that cause my boss forbids it.

 The surprised customer then remarked, But your boss isnt here now.

Jimmy then said, No thats not true, my boss is always present. Im Christian.

These were the same feelings that young Joseph had, when his masters wife locked herself in her bedroom with him, believing that no one could see them. Joseph, on the other hand, feeling the Lords presence despite the locked door, said,

How then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God (Gen. 39.9).

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: رئيسي حاضر دائمًا!

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Open my eyes to see You always beside me,

Looking at me, not for dwelling on my faults,

Rather, for supporting me and for defeating all the enemys tricks.

When You look at me You exalt me to Your height. Then, I would not sin.

Look at me and let me would look at You,

For my eyes to always enjoy Your vision.


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