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

467- Tears of Love Capturing a Soul

 

St-Takla.org Image: Eyes with tears, tear, clipart صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: عين تدمع، دمعة، دموع، كليب آرت

St-Takla.org Image: Eyes with tears, tear, clipart.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: عين تدمع، دمعة، دموع، كليب آرت.

Charles used to attend prayer meetings. He used to stand in a corner of the church. Without being noticed, he recorded words of prayer and the name of the person saying them. He used to compare the persons words with his behavior during the week. His life was spent in harsh criticism of every praying person.

Charles lacked inner peace; he didnt feel rest or joy. One day, he became very ill. Therefore, he called over the priest, asking for his prayers. The priest was administering the sacrament of unction of the sick with all his heart. Charles was wondering, even during his illness, if the priest was performing a routine act or praying for him with sincere love. He looked at the priests eyes and saw a tear falling.

Charles could not resist that tear of love. He realized that there was somebody who truly loved him and desired not only to heal his body but also to save his soul. That hidden tear changed his life. No sooner had he been healed from his illness than he went looking for lost souls, bringing them back to Christ the Lord, the source of all love. His life was changed from caustic criticism to positive work of love.

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: دمعة حب تقتنص نفسًا.

St-Takla.org Divider

Lord, give me tears of love to capture souls in the nets of your love

And to lift a lot of hearts to Your Height.

Lord, give me tears of love to open hard hearts

And prepare the depths to meet You.


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