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

545- The Wonderful Bird

 

St-Takla.org Image: Birds in the sky, crows, ravens - Debra Libanos, St. TaklaHaymanout Feast - From St-Takla.org's Ethiopia visit - Photograph by Michael Ghaly for St-Takla.org, April-June 2008. صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: طيور في السماء، غربان - من ألبوم صور دير ديبراليبانوس في عيد نقل جسد الأنبا تكلاهايمانوت، مايو 2008 - تصوير مايكل غالي لموقع الأنبا تكلاهيمانوت، من رحلة موقع الأنبا تكلا إلى إثيوبيا، إبريل - يونيو 2008.

St-Takla.org Image: Birds in the sky, crows, ravens - Debra Libanos, St. TaklaHaymanout Feast - From St-Takla.org's Ethiopia visit - Photograph by Michael Ghaly for St-Takla.org, April-June 2008.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: طيور في السماء، غربان - من ألبوم صور دير ديبراليبانوس في عيد نقل جسد الأنبا تكلاهايمانوت، مايو 2008 - تصوير مايكل غالي لموقع الأنبا تكلاهيمانوت، من رحلة موقع الأنبا تكلا إلى إثيوبيا، إبريل - يونيو 2008.

 At the beginning of winter, there was a snowstorm. Mark looked out of the window tracing the birds as they searched for a shelter to protect them from the snow. Mark opened his window waiting for the birds to find the way to his room where they can find food and shelter but they did not. Mark stretched out his hands with food, however, the birds did not mind eating but stayed where they were suffering from the cold.

Mark tried with all means to attract them but in vain. Finally he said to himself, “I can do nothing to save these birds from death but to become a bird myself, to fly and attract them to come into my room and get warm.”

This is practical love which makes a person hurry with meekness to the suffering and the perishing to lead them with love to salvation and glory. This is what the Word of God had done; He became man and dwelt among us. He came down from Heaven and met us on earth to lift us up with Him and through Him to Heaven.

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: الطائر العجيب.

 St-Takla.org Divider

 

You have become man for my sake O the Word of God.

You descended to my world to take me up to Your Heaven.

You have become human to give me a new nature,

And to make me a partner in Your Divine Nature.

You took what is mine and gave me what is Yours.

May I fly with You and go to where You are.


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