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

299- Orange Juice? Image: Cup of a drink صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: كأس مشروب ما Image: Cup of a drink.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: كأس مشروب ما.

If you press orange, what would come out? Orange juice.

Years ago, an author wrote this question in his book. However, his answer was not Orange juice yet, Whats in comes out.

Jesus Christ has trodden the winepress alone (Isa. 63.3), so what was the outcome? Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.

Likewise, when we are pressed, what is inside us comes out. If the heart is full of the Holy Spirit then troubles will reveal His fruits: love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (Gal. 5.22-23). However, if the Spirit of God is not working in us then hatred, complaining, wrath and harshness will come out of us.

→ English translation of the story here at عصير البرتقال. Divider

Dwell in me O the spirit of God and lead my life.

Then I would not fear temptations or troubles.

On the contrary, I shall be filled with Your excellent Divine fruits.