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

292- In World War II

 

A young man was called for military service in World War II. He got very worried. He went to his father confessor who directed him to put his life in God’s hand.

After confession, he asked himself, “Why am I so worried?

One of two matters will certainly happen:

St-Takla.org Image: A man kneeling and praying in repentance (confession), black and white clipart. صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: رجل يركع ويصلي (الاعتراف)، كليبارت أبيض وأسود.

St-Takla.org Image: A man kneeling and praying in repentance (confession), black and white clipart.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: رجل يركع ويصلي (الاعتراف)، كليبارت أبيض وأسود.

I’ll either be in the front of the troop or in the back.

If I were in the front, for sure I would be in a safe spot or a dangerous one.

If I were in a dangerous spot, I would get either hurt or not.

If I got hurt, I would either recover or die

If I recovered, why should I worry? And if I died I could never get worried after death. So why should I worry now?”

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: في الحرب العالمية الأولى.

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St. Augustine says,

“If you are led into temptation, remember that if the problem is not solved, you yourself will be taken from the world, so why should you worry? Certainly there is a solution.”

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Give sleep to my eyes and peace to my heart,

For, my life is at Your hands.

Why should I worry for tomorrow?

You are able to manage it.

It is You who clothe the lily.

It is You who lead the birds.

It is You who care for wild beasts.

Then, why should my soul be worried?


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