ٱكْنِزُوا لَكُم كُنُوزًا في السَّمَاء، حَيْثُ لا عُثَّ ولا سُوسَ يُفْسِدَان
إنجيل القدّيس متّى06/من16حتى21/: قالَ الربُّ يَسوع: «مَتَى صُمْتُم، لا تُعَبِّسُوا كَالمُرَائِين، فَإِنَّهُم يُنَكِّرُونَ وُجُوهَهُم لِيَظْهَرُوا لِلنَّاسِ أَنَّهُم صَائِمُون. أَلحَقَّ أَقُولُ لَكُم: إِنَّهُم قَدْ نَالُوا أَجْرَهُم. أَمَّا أَنْتَ، مَتَى صُمْتَ، فَٱدْهُنْ رَأْسَكَ، وَٱغْسِلْ وَجْهَكَ، لِئَلاَّ تَظْهَرَ لِلنَّاسِ أَنَّكَ صَائِم، بَلْ لأَبِيكَ الَّذي في الخَفَاء، وأَبُوكَ الَّذي يَرَى في الخَفَاءِ هُوَ يُجَازِيك. لا تَكْنِزُوا لَكُم كُنُوزًا على الأَرْض، حَيْثُ العُثُّ والسُّوسُ يُفْسِدَان، وحَيْثُ اللُّصُوصُ يَنْقُبُونَ ويَسْرِقُون، بَلِ ٱكْنِزُوا لَكُم كُنُوزًا في السَّمَاء، حَيْثُ لا عُثَّ ولا سُوسَ يُفْسِدَان، وحَيْثُ لا لُصُوصَ يَنْقُبُونَ ويَسْرِقُون. فَحَيْثُ يَكُونُ كَنْزُكَ، هُنَاكَ يَكُونُ أَيْضًا قَلبُكَ”.
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 06/16-21: “‘Whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so as to show others that they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that your fasting may be seen not by others but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. ‘Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
We are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us
Second Letter to the Corinthians 05/20-21//06-1-7: “We are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says, ‘At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you.’ See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation! We are putting no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labours, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left;