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

415- A Wolf! A Wolf! Save My Sheep Image: Wolf صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: الذئب Image: Wolf.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: الذئب.

One quite evening, before bedtime, Daniel was talking to his Dad, asking about his opinion of white lies, Is there a white as well as a black lie? I mean when someone lies to someone else as a joke; no one is hurt.

The father answered, We dont like lying, not because its harmful to others but its harmful to the liar himself. It makes his mouth unholy, which means that the Holy Spirit cant dwell in this mouth.

But Dad we need to have some fun, like white lies.

Son, when someone lies; he loses peoples respect. Do you know the story of the boy and the wolf?

No, can you tell me this story?

In one of the villages, one of the children wanted to draw attention to himself. He left his farm and was crying, A wolf! A wolf! Save my sheep!

Every one in the village rushed to help him, but they discovered that he was joking. Two days later, he repeated the same thing. Men of the village rushed to help him. However, he was lying again.

A few weeks later, a wolf really came to his farm. He cried, a wolf! A wolf! No one came to help him and the boy lost his sheep.

→ English translation of the story here at ذئب! ذئب! أنقذوا غنمي! Divider

Lord how beautiful are Your Divine promises!

May You say to me as You said to Moses,

I will be with Your mouth,

So nothing comes out of my mouth but the truth.