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

340- What about you?

 

St-Takla.org         Image: The Lord's Prayer in Coptic and Arabic languages, by Kami Nassief صورة: الصلاة الربانية: أبانا الذي في السماوات باللغة العربية و اللغة القبطية، فن كامي نصيف

St-Takla.org Image: The Lord's Prayer in Coptic and Arabic languages, by Kami Nassief

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: الصلاة الربانية: أبانا الذي في السماوات باللغة العربية و اللغة القبطية، فن كامي نصيف

· I read a letter written to God by an American boy. He wrote:

“Dear God:

I am an American, what about You?”

 Robert

That letter reminded me of an incident, which happened in Ottawa, Canada, around 1987. There was an argument between a little girl and her father about tradition. He told her that he is Egyptian.
The girl answered harshly, “But I’m a Canadian.”
It seems that every one is proud of his nationality. The writer of the message is proud of being an American and he asked God about His nationality.

In every prayer we cry, “Our Father Who art in heaven.” He is our heavenly Father who grants us the citizenship of heaven by being his children.

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: ماذا عنك؟

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Grant me Your citizenship, O the heavenly!

I am proud of my nationality as an Egyptian and of my church, as an Orthodox in beliefs.

When You carry me to You I shall have Your citizenship, O the heavenly.

Through Your church I get my heavenly passport.

Your Bible trains me for the language of heaven which is Love.

Your fiery Holy Spirit carries my heart to my heavenly home.

When are You coming to me?

Or when shall I go to You to dwell with You forever.


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