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

366- Why has the Dead Sea Died?

 

St-Takla.org Image: Sea water (blue/turquoise color), Alexandria, Egypt - Photograph by Michael Ghaly for St-Takla.org, 2010?. صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: مياه بحر (لون البحر الأزرق/الفيروزي)، الإسكندرية، مصر - تصوير مايكل غالي لـ: موقع الأنبا تكلا هيمانوت، 2010؟.

St-Takla.org Image: Sea water (blue/turquoise color), Alexandria, Egypt - Photograph by Michael Ghaly for St-Takla.org, 2010?.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: مياه بحر (لون البحر الأزرق/الفيروزي)، الإسكندرية، مصر - تصوير مايكل غالي لـ: موقع الأنبا تكلا هيمانوت، 2010؟.

As the young boy was skimming through the Atlas, he was attracted by what is called the Dead Sea. He asked his father, Why has the Dead Sea died? Who killed it?

The father smiled saying, The Dead Sea lies at a depression where rains and rivers gathered and this water couldnt be drained. Thus salts increased in it and its mineral water was concentrated so there was no life in it. Selfishness killed it as it takes without giving. Therefore, Lord Jesus Christ has said, It is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts. 20.35).

There is one who scatters, yet increases more;

And there is one who withholds more than is right,

But it leads to poverty (Prov. 11. 24).

Let me be more pleased with giving than receiving.

May You dwell in me, so that I desire to give up myself for everyone.

I will be full when You dwell in me, I will not desire to take anything.

I will then seek to give generously like my Lord.

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: لماذا مات البحر الميت؟


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