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

575- A Bar of Chocolate


In May 1996, while I was talking to some darlings in the occasion of a young ladys departure. She was suffering from bitter pains of cancer. Her young sister said to me, I see you talk about death as if it were a bar of chocolate. Image: A Christmas gift with a Chocolate box صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: هدية عيد الميلاد مع علبة شوكولاتة Image: A Christmas gift with a chocolate box.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: هدية عيد الميلاد مع علبة شوكولاتة.

I said to her, our Christ turns death into a gift which is sweeter than a bar of chocolate.

Then, I remembered a story about one of the preachers who was sitting among his darlings studying the Holy Bible. The preacher said to them, Some people see me mistaken and consider me a conservative for using expressions from the Holy Bible and not talking so much about the recent scientific theories.

Well! Among us there is a widow who lost her only son and he was a Christian guy burning with the Holy Spirit. This Lady needs to be consoled. She is asking whether she will see her son or not. Lets go to science and ask it, Will she see him or not? Where is he now? Will death end everything? The widow is very worried. Will scientists be able to comfort her heart? Who will answer her questions and turn her pains and sighs into heavenly consolations?

Saint Luke the evangelist had presented a wonderful description of the first church which was kindled with the consolations of the Holy Spirit.

Then the churches throughout all Judaea, Galilee, and Samria had peace and were edified.

And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied (Acts 9.31).

→ English translation of the story here at قطعة من الشكولاته.

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