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

419- The Slave Liberator and the Small Bird

 

On the first of January 1863, President Lincoln of the United States of America issued a decree to liberate 4 million slaves. That angered the capitalists in his country who used to abuse the slaves.

St-Takla.org Image: The Birds have Nests (Matthew 8:20) - from "Standard Bible Story Readers", book 2, Lillie A. Faris. صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: عشش الطيور، عشش الطيور، عشة طائر، عصفور - (متى 8: 20) - من كتاب "قراء قصص الكتاب المقدس الأساسية"، الكتاب الثاني، ليلي أ. فارس.

St-Takla.org Image: The Birds have Nests (Matthew 8:20) - from "Standard Bible Story Readers", book 2, Lillie A. Faris.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: عشش الطيور، عشش الطيور، عشة طائر، عصفور - (متى 8: 20) - من كتاب "قراء قصص الكتاب المقدس الأساسية"، الكتاب الثاني، ليلي أ. فارس.

One day the president bent down and picked up something from the ground. His secretary, who was walking along with him, in astonishment, asked the president, “What did you pick up from the ground?”

The President replied, “I picked up a newly hatched bird that has fallen from the nest. I want to take it back to its nest so it can grow and fly when it is ready.”

The secretary realized that Mr. Lincoln not only cared about 4 million slaves in his country, but also for a helpless little bird.

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: محرر العبيد والطائر الصغير.

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Lord, let me imitate You,

And become a living icon of You.

You are the Creator of the whole world.

You give the lily a beauty which surpasses all King Solomon’s glory.

You count the hair of my head.

Which I do not care about.

You care about the sparrows for which no one cares.

Grant me this love towards Your creation.


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