The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few/إنَّ ٱلحِصَادَ كَثِير، أَمَّا ٱلفَعَلةُ فَقَلِيلُون

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إنَّ ٱلحِصَادَ كَثِير، أَمَّا ٱلفَعَلةُ فَقَلِيلُون. أُطْلُبُوا إِذًا مِنْ رَبِّ ٱلحِصَادِ أَنْ يُخْرِجَ فَعَلةً إِلى حِصَادِهِ
إنجيل القدّيس لوقا10/من01حتى07/:”بَعْدَ ذلِكَ عَيَّنَ ٱلرَّبُّ ٱثْنَينِ وَسَبْعِينَ آخَرِين، وَأَرْسَلَهُمُ ٱثْنَيْنِ ٱثْنَيْنِ أَمَامَ وَجْهِهِ إِلى كُلِّ مَدِينَةٍ وَمَوْضِعٍ كانَ مُزْمِعًا أَنْ يَذْهَبَ إِلَيه. وَقالَ لَهُم: «إِنَّ ٱلحِصَادَ كَثِير، أَمَّا ٱلفَعَلةُ فَقَلِيلُون. أُطْلُبُوا إِذًا مِنْ رَبِّ ٱلحِصَادِ أَنْ يُخْرِجَ فَعَلةً إِلى حِصَادِهِ. إِذْهَبُوا. هَا إِنِّي أُرْسِلُكُم كَالحُمْلانِ بَيْنَ الذِّئَاب. لا تَحْمِلُوا كِيسًا، وَلا زَادًا، وَلا حِذَاءً، وَلا تُسَلِّمُوا عَلَى أَحَدٍ في الطَّرِيق. وأَيَّ بَيْتٍ دَخَلْتُمُوه، قُولُوا أَوَّلاً: أَلسَّلامُ لِهذَا البَيْت. فَإِنْ كَانَ هُنَاكَ ٱبْنُ سَلامٍ فَسَلامُكُم يَسْتَقِرُّ عَلَيه، وَإِلاَّ فَيَرْجِعُ إِلَيْكُم. وَأَقيمُوا في ذلِكَ البَيْتِ تَأْكُلُونَ وَتَشْرَبُونَ مِمَّا عِنْدَهُم، لأَنَّ الفَاعِلَ يَسْتَحِقُّ أُجْرَتَهُ. وَلا تَنْتَقِلوا مِنْ بَيْتٍ إِلَى بَيْت”.

إِنَّ رِسَالَتَنَا هيَ أَنْتُم، وهيَ مَكْتُوبَةٌ في قُلُوبِنَا، يَعْرِفُهَا وَيَقْرَأُهَا جَمِيعُ ٱلنَّاس
رسالة القدّيس بولس الثانية إلى أهل قورنتس03/من01حتى06/:” يا إِخوتي، أَنَعُودُ نَبْدَأُ فَنُوَصِّيكُم بِأَنْفُسِنَا، أَمْ تُرَانَا نَحْتَاج، كَبَعْضِ النَّاس، إِلى رَسَائِلِ تَوْصِيَةٍ إِلَيْكُم أَوْ مِنكُم؟ إِنَّ رِسَالَتَنَا هيَ أَنْتُم، وهيَ مَكْتُوبَةٌ في قُلُوبِنَا، يَعْرِفُهَا وَيَقْرَأُهَا جَمِيعُ ٱلنَّاس. أَجَلْ، لَقَدِ ٱتَّضَحَ أَنَّكُم رِسَالَةُ المَسِيح، الَّتي خَدَمْنَاهَا نَحْنُ، وهيَ مَكْتُوبَةٌ لا بِالحِبْرِ بَلْ بِرُوحِ ٱللهِ الحيّ، لا عَلى أَلْوَاحٍ مِنْ حَجَر، بَلْ عَلى أَلْوَاحٍ مِنْ لَحْمٍ أَي في قُلُوبِكُم. تِلْكَ هيَ الثِّقَةُ الَّتي لَنَا بِالمَسِيحِ عِنْدَ ٱلله، وهِيَ أَنَّنا لا نَقْدِرُ أَنْ نَدَّعيَ شَيْئًا كأَنَّهُ مِنَّا، بَلْ إِنَّ قُدْرَتَنا هِيَ مِنَ ٱلله، فهوَ الَّذي قَدَّرَنَا أَنْ نَكُونَ خُدَّامًا لِلعَهْدِ الجَدِيد، لا لِلحَرْفِ بَلْ لِلْرُّوح، لأَنَّ الحَرْفَ يَقْتُلُ أَمَّا الرُّوحُ فَيُحْيِي”.

The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 10/01-07/:”After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest. Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves. Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, “Peace to this house!” And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you.Remain in the same house, eating and drinking whatever they provide, for the labourer deserves to be paid. Do not move about from house to house.”

 

You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all
Second Letter to the Corinthians 03/01-06/:”Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Surely we do not need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you or from you, do we? You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all; and you show that you are a letter of Christ, prepared by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. Such is the confidence that we have through Christ towards God. Not that we are competent of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us; our competence is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of letter but of spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”