We speak, not to please mortals, but to please God who tests our hearts/هكَذَا نَتَكَلَّم لا إِرْضَاءً لِلنَّاسِ بَلْ للهِ الَّذي يَخْتَبِرُ قُلُوبَنَا فَإِنَّنا ولا مَرَّةً أَتَيْنَاكُم بِكَلِمَةِ تَمَلُّق، كَمَا تَعْلَمُون، ولا بِدَافِعِ طَمَع، واللهُ شَاهِد ولا طَلَبْنَا مَجْدًا مِنْ بَشَر

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هكَذَا نَتَكَلَّم، لا إِرْضَاءً لِلنَّاسِ بَلْ للهِ الَّذي يَخْتَبِرُ قُلُوبَنَا. فَإِنَّنا ولا مَرَّةً أَتَيْنَاكُم بِكَلِمَةِ تَمَلُّق، كَمَا تَعْلَمُون، ولا بِدَافِعِ طَمَع، واللهُ شَاهِد، ولا طَلَبْنَا مَجْدًا مِنْ بَشَر
رسالة القدّيس بولس الأولى إلى أهل تسالونيقي02/من01حتى12/:”يا إخوَتِي، أَنْتُم أَنْفُسُكُم تَعْلَمُونَ، أَيُّهَا الإِخْوَة، أَنَّ دُخُولَنَا إِلَيْكُم لَمْ يَكُنْ باطِلاً. ولكِنْ، كَمَا تَعلَمُون، بَعْدَ أَنْ تَأَلَّمْنَا وشُتِمْنَا في فِيلِبِّي، تَجَرَّأْنَا بإِلهِنَا أَنْ نُكَلِّمَكُم بإِنْجِيلِ الله، في جِهَادٍ كَثِير. ولَمْ يَكُنْ وَعْظُنَا عَنْ ضَلال، ولا عَنْ نَجَاسَة، ولا بِمَكْر، بَلْ كَمَا ٱخْتَبَرَنَا اللهُ فَأَمَّنَنَا على الإِنْجِيل، هكَذَا نَتَكَلَّم، لا إِرْضَاءً لِلنَّاسِ بَلْ للهِ الَّذي يَخْتَبِرُ قُلُوبَنَا. فَإِنَّنا ولا مَرَّةً أَتَيْنَاكُم بِكَلِمَةِ تَمَلُّق، كَمَا تَعْلَمُون، ولا بِدَافِعِ طَمَع، واللهُ شَاهِد، ولا طَلَبْنَا مَجْدًا مِنْ بَشَر، لا مِنْكُم ولا مِنْ غَيرِكُم، معَ أَنَّنَا قادِرُونَ أَنْ نَكُونَ ذَوِي وَقَار، كَرُسُلٍ لِلمَسِيح، لكِنَّنَا صِرْنَا بَيْنَكُم ذَوِي لُطْف، كَمُرْضِعٍ تَحْتَضِنُ أَوْلادَهَا. وهكَذَا فَإِنَّنَا مِنْ شِدَّةِ الحَنِينِ إِلَيْكُم، نَرْتَضِي أَنْ نُعْطِيَكُم لا إِنْجِيلَ اللهِ وحَسْب، بَلْ أَنْفُسَنَا أَيْضًا، لأَنَّكُم صِرْتُم لَنَا أَحِبَّاء. وإِنَّكُم تَتَذكَّرُون، أَيُّهَا الإِخْوَة، تَعَبَنَا وكَدَّنَا: فَلَقَد بَشَّرْنَاكُم بِإِنْجيلِ الله، ونَحْنُ نَعْمَلُ لَيْلَ نَهَار، لِئَلاَّ نُثَقِّلَ عَلى أَحَدٍ مِنْكُم. أَنْتُم شُهُود، واللهُ شَاهِد، كَيْفَ كُنَّا مَعَكُم، أَنْتُمُ ٱلمُؤْمِنِين، في نَقَاوَةٍ وبِرٍّ وبِغَيرِ لَوم، نُعامِلُ كُلاًّ مِنْكُم، كَمَا تَعْلَمُون، مُعَامَلَةَ ٱلأَبِ لأَوْلادِهِ.وكُنَّا نُنَاشِدُكُم، ونُشَجِّعُكُم، ونَحُثُّكُم على أَنْ تَسْلُكُوا مَسْلَكًا يَلِيقُ بالله، الَّذي يَدْعُوكُم إِلى مَلَكُوتِهِ ومَجْدِهِ.”

We speak, not to please mortals, but to please God who tests our hearts
First Letter to the Thessalonians 02/01-12:”You yourselves know, brothers and sisters, that our coming to you was not in vain, but though we had already suffered and been shamefully maltreated at Philippi, as you know, we had courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in spite of great opposition. For our appeal does not spring from deceit or impure motives or trickery, but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the message of the gospel, even so we speak, not to please mortals, but to please God who tests our hearts. As you know and as God is our witness, we never came with words of flattery or with a pretext for greed; nor did we seek praise from mortals, whether from you or from others, though we might have made demands as apostles of Christ. But we were gentle among you, like a nurse tenderly caring for her own children. So deeply do we care for you that we are determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you have become very dear to us. You remember our labour and toil, brothers and sisters; we worked night and day, so that we might not burden any of you while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. You are witnesses, and God also, how pure, upright, and blameless our conduct was towards you believers. As you know, we dealt with each one of you like a father with his children, urging and encouraging you and pleading that you should lead a life worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.”

فَٱسْتَيْقَظَ يَسُوع، وَزَجَرَ الرِّيحَ وَالأَمْواجَ فَسَكنَتْ، وَحَدَثَ هُدُوء. ثُمَّ قَالَ لَهُم: أَيْنَ إِيْمَانُكُم؟
إنجيل القدّيس لوقا08/من22حتى25/:”في أَحَدِ الأَيَّامِ رَكِبَ يَسُوعُ سَفِينَةً هُوَ وَتَلامِيذُهُ، وَقَالَ لَهُم: «لِنَعْبُرْ إِلى الضَّفَّةِ الأُخْرَى مِنَ البُحَيْرَة». فَأَقْلَعُوا. وَفِيما هُمْ مُبْحِرُون، نَامَ يَسُوع. وَهَبَّتْ عَاصِفَةُ رِيحٍ عَلى البُحَيْرَة، وَكادَتِ المِيَاهُ تَغْمُرُهُم، وَصَارُوا في خَطَر. فَدَنَا التَّلامِيذُ مِنْ يَسُوعَ وَأَيْقَظُوهُ قَائِلين: «يَا مُعَلِّم، يَا مُعَلِّم،نَحْنُ نَهْلِك!». فَٱسْتَيْقَظَ يَسُوع، وَزَجَرَ الرِّيحَ وَالأَمْواجَ فَسَكنَتْ، وَحَدَثَ هُدُوء. ثُمَّ قَالَ لَهُم: «أَيْنَ إِيْمَانُكُم؟». فَخَافُوا وَتَعَجَّبُوا، وَقالَ بَعْضُهُم لِبَعْض: «فَمَنْ هُوَ هذَا، حَتَّى يَأْمُرَ الرِّيَاحَ نَفْسَهَا وَالمِيَاهَ فَتُطيعَهُ؟».

Jesus woke up and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; they ceased, and there was a calm. He said to his disciples, ‘Where is your faith?
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 08/22-25:”One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, ‘Let us go across to the other side of the lake.’ So they put out, and while they were sailing he fell asleep. A gale swept down on the lake, and the boat was filling with water, and they were in danger. They went to him and woke him up, shouting, ‘Master, Master, we are perishing!’ And he woke up and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; they ceased, and there was a calm. He said to them, ‘Where is your faith?’ They were afraid and amazed, and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that he commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him?’