مثال الولد الشاطر/The Prodigal Son Parable

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مثال الولد الشاطر
إنجيل القدّيس لوقا15/من11حتى32/:”قَالَ الرَبُّ يَسُوع: «كانَ لِرَجُلٍ ٱبْنَان. فَقالَ أَصْغَرُهُمَا لأَبِيه: يَا أَبي، أَعْطِنِي حِصَّتِي مِنَ المِيرَاث. فَقَسَمَ لَهُمَا ثَرْوَتَهُ. وَبَعْدَ أَيَّامٍ قَلِيلَة، جَمَعَ الٱبْنُ الأَصْغَرُ كُلَّ حِصَّتِهِ، وسَافَرَ إِلى بَلَدٍ بَعِيد. وَهُنَاكَ بَدَّدَ مَالَهُ في حَيَاةِ الطَّيْش. وَلَمَّا أَنْفَقَ كُلَّ شَيء، حَدَثَتْ في ذلِكَ البَلَدِ مَجَاعَةٌ شَدِيدَة، فَبَدَأَ يُحِسُّ بِالعَوَز. فَذَهَبَ وَلَجَأَ إِلى وَاحِدٍ مِنْ أَهْلِ ذلِكَ البَلَد، فَأَرْسَلَهُ إِلى حُقُولِهِ لِيَرْعَى الخَنَازِير. وَكانَ يَشْتَهي أَنْ يَمْلأَ جَوْفَهُ مِنَ الخَرُّوبِ الَّذي كَانَتِ الخَنَازِيرُ تَأْكُلُهُ، وَلا يُعْطِيهِ مِنْهُ أَحَد. فَرَجَعَ إِلى نَفْسِهِ وَقَال: كَمْ مِنَ الأُجَرَاءِ عِنْدَ أَبي، يَفْضُلُ الخُبْزُ عَنْهُم، وَأَنا ههُنَا أَهْلِكُ جُوعًا! أَقُومُ وَأَمْضي إِلى أَبي وَأَقُولُ لَهُ: يَا أَبِي، خَطِئْتُ إِلى السَّمَاءِ وَأَمَامَكَ. وَلا أَسْتَحِقُّ بَعْدُ أَنْ أُدْعَى لَكَ ٱبْنًا. فَٱجْعَلْنِي كَأَحَدِ أُجَرَائِكَ! فَقَامَ وَجَاءَ إِلى أَبِيه. وفِيمَا كَانَ لا يَزَالُ بَعِيدًا، رَآهُ أَبُوه، فَتَحَنَّنَ عَلَيْه، وَأَسْرَعَ فَأَلْقَى بِنَفْسِهِ عَلى عُنُقِهِ وَقَبَّلَهُ طَوِيلاً. فَقالَ لَهُ ٱبْنُهُ: يَا أَبي، خَطِئْتُ إِلى السَّمَاءِ وَأَمَامَكَ. وَلا أَسْتَحِقُّ بَعْدُ أَنْ أُدْعَى لَكَ ٱبْنًا… فَقالَ الأَبُ لِعَبيدِهِ: أَسْرِعُوا وَأَخْرِجُوا الحُلَّةَ الفَاخِرَةَ وَأَلْبِسُوه، وٱجْعَلُوا في يَدِهِ خَاتَمًا، وفي رِجْلَيْهِ حِذَاء، وَأْتُوا بِالعِجْلِ المُسَمَّنِ وٱذْبَحُوه، وَلْنَأْكُلْ وَنَتَنَعَّمْ! لأَنَّ ٱبْنِيَ هذَا كَانَ مَيْتًا فَعَاش، وَضَائِعًا فَوُجِد. وَبَدَأُوا يَتَنَعَّمُون. وكانَ ٱبْنُهُ الأَكْبَرُ في الحَقْل. فَلَمَّا جَاءَ وٱقْتَرَبَ مِنَ البَيْت، سَمِعَ غِنَاءً وَرَقْصًا. فَدَعا وَاحِدًا مِنَ الغِلْمَانِ وَسَأَلَهُ: مَا عَسَى أَنْ يَكُونَ هذَا؟ فَقالَ لَهُ: جَاءَ أَخُوك، فَذَبَحَ أَبُوكَ العِجْلَ المُسَمَّن، لأَنَّهُ لَقِيَهُ سَالِمًا. فَغَضِبَ وَلَمْ يُرِدْ أَنْ يَدْخُل. فَخَرَجَ أَبُوهُ يَتَوَسَّلُ إِلَيْه. فَأَجَابَ وقَالَ لأَبِيه: هَا أَنا أَخْدُمُكَ كُلَّ هذِهِ السِّنِين، وَلَمْ أُخَالِفْ لَكَ يَوْمًا أَمْرًا، وَلَمْ تُعْطِنِي مَرَّةً جَدْيًا، لأَتَنَعَّمَ مَعَ أَصْدِقَائِي. ولكِنْ لَمَّا جَاءَ ٱبْنُكَ هذَا الَّذي أَكَلَ ثَرْوَتَكَ مَعَ الزَّوَانِي، ذَبَحْتَ لَهُ العِجْلَ المُسَمَّن! فَقالَ لَهُ أَبُوه: يَا وَلَدِي، أَنْتَ مَعِي في كُلِّ حِين، وَكُلُّ مَا هُوَ لِي هُوَ لَكَ. ولكِنْ كانَ يَنْبَغِي أَنْ نَتَنَعَّمَ وَنَفْرَح، لأَنَّ أَخَاكَ هذَا كانَ مَيْتًا فَعَاش، وَضَائِعًا فَوُجِد».”

أيُّهَا الإِخْوَة، إِفْرَحُوا، وَٱسْعَوا إِلى الكَمَال، وتَشَجَّعُوا، وكُونُوا عَلى رَأْيٍ وَاحِد، وعِيشُوا في سَلام، وإِلهُ المَحَبَّةِ والسَّلامِ يَكُونُ مَعَكُم
رسالة القدّيس بولس الثانية إلى أهل قورنتس13/من05حتى13/:”يا إخوَتِي، إِخْتَبِرُوا أَنْفُسَكُم، هَلْ أَنْتُم رَاسِخُونَ في الإِيْمَان. إِمْتَحِنُوا أَنْفُسَكُم. أَلا تَعْرِفُونَ أَنَّ المَسِيحَ يَسُوعَ فِيكُم؟ إِلاَّ إِذَا كُنْتُم مَرْفُوضِين! فأَرْجُو أَنْ تَعْرِفُوا أَنَّنا نَحْنُ لَسْنا مَرْفُوضِين! ونُصَلِّي إِلى ٱللهِ كَيْ لا تَفْعَلُوا أَيَّ شَرّ، لا لِنَظْهَرَ نَحْنُ مَقْبُولِين، بَلْ لِكَي تَفْعَلُوا أَنْتُمُ الخَيْر، ونَكُونَ نَحْنُ كَأَنَّنا مَرْفُوضُون! فَإِنَّنا لا نَسْتَطِيعُ أَنْ نَفْعَلَ شَيْئًا ضِدَّ الحَقّ، بَلْ لأَجْلِ الحَقّ! أَجَلْ، إِنَّنا نَفْرَحُ عِنْدَما نَكُونُ نَحْنُ ضُعَفَاء، وتَكُونُونَ أَنْتُم أَقْوِيَاء. مِنْ أَجْلِ هذَا أَيْضًا نُصَلِّي لِكَي تَكُونُوا كَامِلِين. أَكْتُبُ هذَا وأَنا غَائِب، لِئَلاَّ أُعَامِلَكُم بِقَسَاوَةٍ وأَنا حَاضِر، بِالسُّلْطَانِ الَّذي أَعْطَانِي إِيَّاهُ الرَّبّ، لِبُنْيَانِكُم لا لِهَدْمِكُم. وبَعْدُ، أَيُّهَا الإِخْوَة، إِفْرَحُوا، وَٱسْعَوا إِلى الكَمَال، وتَشَجَّعُوا، وكُونُوا عَلى رَأْيٍ وَاحِد، وعِيشُوا في سَلام، وإِلهُ المَحَبَّةِ والسَّلامِ يَكُونُ مَعَكُم! سَلِّمُوا بَعْضُكُم عَلى بَعْضٍ بِقُبْلَةٍ مُقَدَّسَة. جَمِيعُ القِدِّيسِينَ يُسَلِّمُونَ عَلَيْكُم. نِعْمَةُ الرَّبِّ يَسُوعَ المَسِيح، ومَحَبَّةُ ٱلله، وَشَرِكَةُ الرُّوحِ القُدُسِ مَعَكُم أَجْمَعِين!”

The Prodigal Son Parable
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 15/11-32/:”The Lord Jesus says: ‘There was a man who had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, “Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to me.” So he divided his property between them. A few days later the younger son gathered all he had and travelled to a distant country, and there he squandered his property in dissolute living. When he had spent everything, a severe famine took place throughout that country, and he began to be in need.
So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed the pigs. He would gladly have filled himself with the pods that the pigs were eating; and no one gave him anything. But when he came to himself he said, “How many of my father’s hired hands have bread enough and to spare, but here I am dying of hunger! I will get up and go to my father, and I will say to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me like one of your hired hands.’ “So he set off and went to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him. Then the son said to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.”But the father said to his slaves, “Quickly, bring out a robe the best one and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. And get the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; for this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!” And they began to celebrate. ‘Now his elder son was in the field; and when he came and approached the house, he heard music and dancing. He called one of the slaves and asked what was going on. He replied, “Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fatted calf, because he has got him back safe and sound.”Then he became angry and refused to go in. His father came out and began to plead with him. But he answered his father, “Listen! For all these years I have been working like a slave for you, and I have never disobeyed your command; yet you have never given me even a young goat so that I might celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours came back, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fatted calf for him!”Then the father said to him, “Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found.” ’

 

Live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you.
Second Letter to the Corinthians 13/05-13/:”Examine yourselves to see whether you are living in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you? unless, indeed, you fail to pass the test! I hope you will find out that we have not failed. But we pray to God that you may not do anything wrong not that we may appear to have passed the test, but that you may do what is right, though we may seem to have failed. For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. For we rejoice when we are weak and you are strong. This is what we pray for, that you may become perfect. So I write these things while I am away from you, so that when I come, I may not have to be severe in using the authority that the Lord has given me for building up and not for tearing down. Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.”