سَأَفْتَحُ فَمِي بِالأَمْثَال، وأُحَدِّثُ بِمَا كانَ مَخْفِيًّا مُنْذُ إِنْشَاءِ العَالَم/I will proclaim what has been hidden from the foundation of the world

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سَأَفْتَحُ فَمِي بِالأَمْثَال، وأُحَدِّثُ بِمَا كانَ مَخْفِيًّا مُنْذُ إِنْشَاءِ العَالَم
إنجيل القدّيس متّى13/من31حتى35/:”ضَرَبَ يَسُوعُ مَثَلاً آخَرَ قَائِلاً: «يُشْبِهُ مَلَكُوتُ السَّمَاوَاتِ حَبَّةَ خَرْدَل، أَخَذَهَا رَجُلٌ وزَرَعَهَا في حَقْلِهِ. إِنَّهَا أَصْغَرُ البُذُورِ كُلِّهَا، وحينَ تَنْمُو تَكُونُ أَكْبَرَ البُقُول، وتُصْبِحُ شَجَرَةً حَتَّى إِنَّ طُيُورَ السَّمَاءِ تَأْتِي فَتُعَشِّشُ في أَغْصَانِها». وكَلَّمَهُم بِمَثَلٍ آخَر: «يُشْبِهُ مَلَكُوتُ السَّمَاوَاتِ خَمِيرَةً أَخَذَتْهَا ٱمْرَأَة، وخَبَّأَتْهَا في ثَلاثَةِ أَكْيَالٍ مِنَ الدَّقِيق، حَتَّى ٱخْتَمَرَ كُلُّهُ». هذَا كُلُّهُ قَالَهُ يَسُوعُ لِلْجُمُوعِ بِأَمْثَال، وبِدُونِ مَثَلٍ لَمْ يَكُنْ يُكَلِّمُهُم بِشَيء، فَتَمَّ مَا قِيْلَ بِالنَّبِيّ: «سَأَفْتَحُ فَمِي بِالأَمْثَال، وأُحَدِّثُ بِمَا كانَ مَخْفِيًّا مُنْذُ إِنْشَاءِ العَالَم».

حينَ أُبَشِّر، أُعْلِنُ الإِنْجِيلَ مَجَّانًا، فلا أَسْتَفيدُ مِمَّا يَحُقُّ لي مِنْ خِدْمَةِ الإِنْجِيل
رسالة القدّيس بولس الأولى إلى أهل قورنتس09/من13حتى18/:”يا إِخوَتِي، أَمَا تَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّ الَّذينَ يَقُومُونَ بِخِدْمَةِ الهَيْكَلِ يأْكُلُونَ مِنْ تَقْدِمَاتِ الهَيْكَل، وأَنَّ الَّذينَ يُلازِمُونَ خِدْمَةَ المَذْبَحِ يَشْتَرِكُونَ في مَا يُقَدَّمُ عَلى المَذبَح؟ هكَذَا أَمَرَ الرَّبُّ أَيْضًا أَنَّ الَّذِينَ يُبَشِّرُونَ بالإِنْجيلِ يَعيشُونَ مِنَ الإِنْجِيل. أَمَّا أَنَا فَلَمْ أَسْتَعْمِلْ حَقِّي في أَيِّ شَيءٍ مِنْ هذَا، ولا كَتَبْتُ بِهذَا لأَحْظَى بِأَيِّ شَيء، لأَنَّهُ خَيْرٌ لي أَنْ أَمُوتَ مِنْ أَنْ يُعَطِّلَ أَحَدٌ فَخْرِي! فإِذَا كُنْتُ أُبَشِّرُ فلا فَخْرَ لي، لأَنَّ ذلِكَ ضَرُورَةٌ مَفْرُوضَةٌ عَلَيَّ، والوَيْلُ لي إِنْ لَمْ أُبَشِّرْ. فإِنْ كُنْتُ أَفْعَلُ هذَا طَوْعًا لَكَانَ لي حَقٌّ في الأُجْرَة، ولكِنْ إِنْ كُنْتُ أَفْعَلُهُ مُرْغَمًا فأَنَا مُؤْتَمَنٌ عَلى وَكَالَة. فمَا هُوَ أَجْري إِذًا؟ هُوَ أَنِّي، حينَ أُبَشِّر، أُعْلِنُ الإِنْجِيلَ مَجَّانًا، فلا أَسْتَفيدُ مِمَّا يَحُقُّ لي مِنْ خِدْمَةِ الإِنْجِيل.”

I will open my mouth to speak in parables; I will proclaim what has been hidden from the foundation of the world
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 13/31-35/:”Jesus put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.’ He told them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.’ Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables; without a parable he told them nothing. This was to fulfil what had been spoken through the prophet: ‘I will open my mouth to speak in parables; I will proclaim what has been hidden from the foundation of the world.’”

What then is my reward? Just this: that in my proclamation I may make the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my rights in the gospel
First Letter to the Corinthians 09/13-18/:”Do you not know that those who are employed in the temple service get their food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in what is sacrificed on the altar? In the same way, the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel. But I have made no use of any of these rights, nor am I writing this so that they may be applied in my case. Indeed, I would rather die than that no one will deprive me of my ground for boasting! If I proclaim the gospel, this gives me no ground for boasting, for an obligation is laid on me, and woe betide me if I do not proclaim the gospel! For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward; but if not of my own will, I am entrusted with a commission. What then is my reward? Just this: that in my proclamation I may make the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my rights in the gospel.