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

258- It Is Jesus Who Carries Burdens

 

St-Takla.org Image: Wheelchair صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: كرسي متحرك (كرسي المقعدين)

St-Takla.org Image: Wheelchair.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: كرسي متحرك (كرسي المقعدين).

A young man asked his spiritual father, How can you carry all the peoples sufferings and problems?

The priest answered, I carry all of them to the Altar and God carries the burdens along with me to His glory.

The young man asked, Do you find happiness in this?

The priest answered, With every burden I carry, Jesus rushes to carry me. What more happiness can I ask for? Let me tell you a story:

Henry brought home a package to his wife. When he opened the door, he found his paralyzed daughter, sitting on her wheelchair. After kissing her, he asked about her mother. She told him that her mother was upstairs and asked if the package was for her mother. She then asked her father if she could take the package to her mother. He was surprised that she wanted to do this when she could not get up and go upstairs. She told him not to worry because she knew that he could carry her along with the package and go upstairs. The father felt humbled by his daughters faith in his love and that she did not doubt that he would carry her. My soul is like that little girl, wanting to carry everybodys burden and knows that Jesus love will carry all to His heaven.

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: أنا أحمل أثقالهم، والمسيح يحملني مع الأثقال!

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Help me God to carry other peoples burdens,

You who happily carry all the burdens.

Let me carry their burdens so that You carry me to Your heaven.

Open my heart to love all,

In order to find Your heart opened to my weaknesses.


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