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

246- Everything Concealed Shall Be Revealed Image: Alarm clock صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: صورة ساعة منبهة، منبه Image: Alarm clock.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: صورة ساعة منبهة، منبه.

One of the servants of the church, upon his return to his office, found a visitor waiting for him, who was known for his dishonesty. The servant looked quickly around the office and discovered that his alarm clock was missing. He realised that his visitor had stolen it.

The servant nevertheless conversed amiably with the visitor. At one point during their conversation, the alarm on the clock went off loudly. The visitor was so embarrassed because the sound came from his pocket that he couldn’t even take the clock out to silence the alarm. The servant remained emotionless and continued the conversation. He finally said,” Don’t worry, turn off the alarm. We must always remember that everything concealed shall be revealed. The day will come when the Lord will proclaim all our deeds. Let us hope that the blood that He shed for us will overshadow our iniquities.”

→ English translation of the story here at ليس خفي إلاّ ويظهر! Divider

I fear that someone be offended by my calamities.

I wish to expose myself before others,

So You would shelter me at Your coming.

Expose me here, and not in heaven.

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