تَعَمَّدْنَا في رُوحٍ وَاحِدٍ لِنَكُونَ جَسَدًا وَاحِدًا/For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body

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ادُّوا إِذًا مَا لِقَيْصَرَ إِلى قَيْصَرَ ومَا للهِ إِلى الله
إنجيل القدّيس متّى22/من15حتى22/:”ذَهَبَ الفَرِّيسِيُّونَ فتَشَاوَرُوا لِكَي يَصْطَادُوهُ بِكَلِمَة. ثُمَّ أَرْسَلُوا إِلَيْهِ تَلامِيذَهُم مَعَ الهِيرُودُوسِيِّينَ قَائِلين: «يَا مُعَلِّم، نَحْنُ نَعْلَمُ أَنَّكَ صَادِق، وأَنَّكَ تُعَلِّمُ طَرِيقَ اللهِ بِالحَقّ، ولا تُبَالِي بِأَحَد، لأَنَّكَ لا تُحَابِي وُجُوهَ النَّاس. فَقُلْ لَنَا: مَا رَأْيُكَ؟ هَلْ يَجُوزُ أَنْ نُؤَدِّيَ الجِزْيَةَ إِلى قَيْصَرَ أَم لا؟».
وعَرَفَ يَسُوعُ مَكْرَهُم فَقَال: «لِمَاذَا تُجَرِّبُونِي، يَا مُراؤُون؟ أَرُونِي نُقُودَ الجِزْيَة». فَقَدَّمُوا لَهُ دِيْنَارًا. فَقَالَ لَهُم: «لِمَنْ هذِهِ الصُّورَةُ والكِتَابَة؟». قَالُوا لَهُ: «لِقَيْصَر». حَينَئِذٍ قَالَ لَهُم: «أَدُّوا إِذًا مَا لِقَيْصَرَ إِلى قَيْصَرَ ومَا للهِ إِلى الله». فَلَمَّا سَمِعُوا تَعَجَّبُوا وتَرَكُوهُ وَمَضَوا.”

نَحْنُ جَمِيعًا، يَهُودًا ويُونَانِيِّين، عَبِيدًا وأَحْرَارًا، قَدْ تَعَمَّدْنَا في رُوحٍ وَاحِدٍ لِنَكُونَ جَسَدًا وَاحِدًا
رسالة القدّيس بولس الأولى إلى أهل قورنتس12/من12حتى27/:”يا إخوتي، كَمَا أَنَّ الجَسَدَ هُوَ وَاحِد، ولَهُ أَعْضَاءٌ كَثِيرَة، وأَعْضَاءُ الجَسَدِ كُلُّهَا، معَ أَنَّهَا كَثِيرَة، هيَ جَسَدٌ وَاحِد، كَذَلِكَ المَسِيحُ أَيْضًا. فَنَحْنُ جَمِيعًا، يَهُودًا ويُونَانِيِّين، عَبِيدًا وأَحْرَارًا، قَدْ تَعَمَّدْنَا في رُوحٍ وَاحِدٍ لِنَكُونَ جَسَدًا وَاحِدًا، وسُقِينَا جَمِيعًا رُوحًا وَاحِدًا. فَٱلجَسَدُ لَيْسَ عُضْوًا وَاحِدًا، بَلْ هوَ أَعْضَاءٌ كَثِيرَة. فَإِنْ قَالَتِ الرِّجْلُ: «لأَنِّي لَسْتُ يَدًا، فأَنَا لَسْتُ مِنَ الجَسَد!»، أَمِنْ أَجْلِ ذلِكَ لا تَكُونُ مِنَ الجَسَد؟ وإِنْ قَالَتِ الأُذُن: «لأَنِّي لَسْتُ عَيْنًا، فَأَنَا لَسْتُ مِنَ الجَسَد!»، أَمِنْ أَجْلِ ذلِكَ لا تَكُونُ مِنَ الجَسَد؟ فإَنْ كَانَ الجَسَدُ كُلُّهُ عَيْنًا، فَأَيْنَ السَّمْعُ؟ وإِنْ كَانَ كُلُّهُ سَمْعًا، فأَيْنَ الشَّمّ؟ ولكِنَّ اللهَ جَعَلَ الأَعْضَاء، كُلَّ وَاحِدٍ مِنْهَا، في الجَسَد، كَمَا شَاء. وإِنْ كَانَتِ الأَعْضَاءُ كُلُّهَا عُضْوًا وَاحِدًا، فَأَيْنَ الجَسَد؟ والحَالُ أَنَّ الأَعْضَاءَ كَثِيرَة، ولكِنَّ الجَسَدَ وَاحِد. فلا تَسْتَطِيعُ العَيْنُ أَنْ تَقُولَ لِليَد: «لا أَحْتَاجُ إِلَيْكِ!»، ولا الرَّأْسُ لِلرِّجْلَيْن: «لا أَحْتَاجُ إِلَيْكُمَا!»، بَلْ بِالأَحْرَى فَإِنَّ الأَعْضَاءَ الَّتي تُحْسَبُ أَضْعَفَ أَعْضَاءِ الجَسَد، هِيَ ضَرُورِيَّة. والَّتي نَظُنُّهَا أَحْقَرَ أَعْضَاءِ الجَسَد، فَإِيَّاهَا نَخُصُّ بِإِكْرَامٍ أَوْفَر؛ والَّتي نَسْتَحِي بِهَا، تَحْصَلُ عَلى ٱحْتِرَامٍ أَكْثَر. أَمَّا الأَعْضَاءُ الكَرِيْمَةُ فَلا تَحْتَاجُ إِلى ذلِكَ. لكِنَّ اللهَ نَظَّمَ الجَسَد، فأَعْطَى العُضْوَ المُحْتَقَرَ فِيهِ إِكْرَامًا أَوْفَر، لِئَلاَّ يَكُونَ في الجَسَدِ ٱنْقِسَام، بَلْ لِتَهْتَمَّ الأَعْضَاءُ بَعْضُهَا بِبَعْضٍ ٱهْتِمَامًا وَاحِدًا. فَإِنْ تَأَلَّمَ عُضْوٌ وَاحِدٌ تَأَلَّمَتْ مَعَهُ جَمِيعُ الأَعْضَاء. وإِنْ أُكْرِمَ عُضْوٌ وَاحِدٌ فَرِحَتْ مَعَهُ جَميعُ الأَعْضَاء. فأَنْتُم جَسَدُ المَسِيح، وأَعْضَاءٌ فِيه، كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ كَمَا قُسِمَ لَهُ.”

Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 22/15-22/:”The Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, ‘Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?’ But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, ‘Why are you putting me to the test, you hypocrites? Show me the coin used for the tax.’ And they brought him a denarius. Then he said to them, ‘Whose head is this, and whose title?’They answered, ‘The emperor’s.’ Then he said to them, ‘Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.’When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.”

For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body Jews or Greeks, slaves or free and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
First Letter to the Corinthians 12/12-27/:”Just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body Jews or Greeks, slaves or free and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot were to say, ‘Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body’, that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear were to say, ‘Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body’, that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole body were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many members, yet one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I have no need of you’, nor again the head to the feet, ‘I have no need of you.’On the contrary, the members of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and those members of the body that we think less honourable we clothe with greater honour, and our less respectable members are treated with greater respect; whereas our more respectable members do not need this. But God has so arranged the body, giving the greater honour to the inferior member, that there may be no dissension within the body, but the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honoured, all rejoice together with it. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.”