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

516- The Lord is my Portion, says my Soul

 

"The lord is my portion," says my soul, (Lam. 3.24).

 

After many years, Peter met his friend John who has become very rich. Peter entered his friends palace. John was showing him the expensive curios he bought from different countries. He went with him upstairs until they reached the roof. John looked at the neighboring village and said, Look, the entire village is mine.

St-Takla.org Image: An ancient mosaic of the face of Jesus Christ, Hagia Sophia Museum, Turkey. صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: من لوحة فسيفساء قديمة (موزاييك) تصور وجه السيد المسيح، متحف هاجيا صوفيا، تركيا.

St-Takla.org Image: An ancient mosaic of the face of Jesus Christ, Hagia Sophia Museum, Turkey.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: من لوحة فسيفساء قديمة (موزاييك) تصور وجه السيد المسيح، متحف هاجيا صوفيا، تركيا.

Peter kept silent for a moment. When John moved to another direction of the roof his friend did not follow him but stood looking at the village.

What are you thinking of, Peter?

Im looking at that red house.

What do you admire in it?

The lady therein is very rich.

What! Shes a poor worker. She hardly lives on the wages I pay her.

I know that her daily wages are very small but her possessions are many.

What does she possess?

She possesses Lord Jesus Christ thus, shes the right of the promise, all things are yours (1 Cor. 3.22).

The rich man got perplexed and did not utter a word.

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: نصيبي هو الرب قالت نفسي.

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May the rich boast for his riches,

The wise for human wisdom

And the strong for his strength and authority.

You are my richness, wisdom and strength.

You are my praise and salvation.

 

 

 

 

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us (2 Cor. 4.7).


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