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

247- The Secret of Meekness

 

St-Takla.org Image: Praying hands, Hands of Jesus - by Amgad Wadea. صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: يدان تصلي، يدا المسيح - رسم أمجد وديع.

St-Takla.org Image: Praying hands, Hands of Jesus - by Amgad Wadea.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: يدان تصلي، يدا المسيح - رسم أمجد وديع.

A certain elderly man was known to have been particularly violent and aggressive in his youth. He was asked about the reason behind becoming so meek in his old age. He replied, By praying and by speaking in a low and quiet voice.

It was said about Jesus Christ,

He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause His voice to be heard in the street (Isa. 42.2).

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: سرّ الوداعة.

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Crying to God is not through the tongue, rather, through the heart.

There are many whose lips are silent but whose hearts cry out loud.

There are also many who are noisy with their lips,

But whose hearts are unable to offer much.

Therefore, if you cry to God, make sure that you cry to Him from within,

Since only then, will He listen to you

(St. Augustine).


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