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

357- Your Birth Filled me

 

 Michael gave his friend Andrew a piece of mud saying, Look, the worm that lives in the mud has its color.

Dont be surprised. The colors of many insects change according to the colors of the leaves which they live among and eat. Moreover, many birds, especially geese, have the smell of what they eat, especially when they eat fish, Andrew replied.

St-Takla.org Image: The nativity, the Birth of Jesus Christ صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: الميلاد، ميلاد السيد المسيح

St-Takla.org Image: The nativity, the Birth of Jesus Christ.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: الميلاد، ميلاد السيد المسيح.

Michael commented, It is said that man is a hungry being whose nature changes according to what he eats. Therefore, Christ was born in a manger so that when man is hungry he can be filled with Him. He will then stop seeking the world with its lasts which are dissatisfying to find in his Savior an eternal satisfaction.

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: ميلادك أشبع أعماقي.

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I am a hungry being, who can satisfy me?

You are the true bread coming down from heaven.

Your promise is true: I am the bread of life.

He who comes to Me shall never hunger,

And he who believes in Me shall never thirst (John 6.35).

You are the bread of angels.

He whoever eats You, resembles angels.

His nature changes so he becomes a partner in the Divine Nature.

Why should I roam in the world to be satisfied with it,

 When You descended to me?

You gave me Yourself to eat and to drink.

May Your blood flow in my veins.

May Your thought be in me,

So that I will be a living icon of You.

May I be full with You.

It is only You who fill my emptiness.

It is You only who penetrate my depth,

And with Your Spirit You renew my nature.


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