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

593- Rachel Scott Searching for Pain

 

A Real Story

One of those who were killed in the massacre of the twenty-first of April 1999 in Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado was a young lady seventeen years old. Her heart was only obsessed by finishing her studies and going to Africa to preach there. When any of her colleagues asked her about the reason behind choosing Africa she would say that there are many hardships and pains there and that she wished to suffer from pain in order to give rest to others. Rachel loved writing poetry. Among her papers was found a speech written recently:

What If you died today?

St-Takla.org Image: Life with God, freedom in Christianity, resurrection, hope, eternity صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: لي الحياة هي المسيح، الحرية في المسيحية، القيامة، الأمل، الأبدية

St-Takla.org Image: Life with God, freedom in Christianity, resurrection, hope, eternity

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: لي الحياة هي المسيح، الحرية في المسيحية، القيامة، الأمل، الأبدية

What would happen to you?

Where are you going?

Tomorrow is not promised.

It is a chance that may or may not be.

Tomorrow may no come.

What after death?

Where will you stay in eternity?

Will you have an eternal life with the Loving Father?

Or will you be deprived of Your Saviors hands?

Eternity is in your hands, change it.

Thus, Rachel expressed her care for her eternity as well as her brethrens. She witnessed for her God and was fired by a youth who enslaved himself to Satan. Great is the difference between a negligent young man who willingly enslaved himself to Satan and thus lost everything, and a faithful young lady searching for pain and walking in the narrow path to enjoy the eternal life.

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: راشيل سكوت تبحث عن الألم.

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Grant me to choose the narrow path.

In it, I find You suffering,

And share with You Your pains.

There, I meet Your little brethren and carry their burdens.

There, You are transfigured before me and I enjoy You.

There, You carry me to Your eternity to enjoy Your Fathers bosom.


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