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

409- Even If I Were Given the Whole Wealth of Europe Image: Christ Pantokrator, ancient Greek icon صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: المسيح الضابط الكل، أيقونة يونانية أثرية Image: Christ Pantocrator, ancient Greek icon.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: المسيح الضابط الكل، أيقونة يونانية أثرية.

A nurse was asked to look after a very sick English man. When the nurse encountered the man she entered into the following dialogue with him:

Do you believe in Jesus Christ?

Yes, Im a Christian, and committed to Him. Do you serve the Christians only?

I wish I could serve everyone sharing the suffering of every patient, but Id a bitter experience.

What was that?

I was taking care of the French atheist Voltaire till he gave up his soul.

What does that mean?

Even if I were given the whole wealth of Europe, I decided not to be with another atheist at his deathbed.


You cant imagine how bitter Voltaire was as he faced death. That had a very bad effect on those who surrounded him.

→ English translation of the story here at ولو أُعطيت لي ثروة أوربا! Divider

May my soul experience the death of the righteous.

I see You Lord coming to carry me to Your glory.

I see angels rejoicing for my departure.

I see an endless banquet awaiting me.

Welcome to death, it is a living encounter with You.

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