إِنَّهُ لَحَسَنٌ أَنْ تَغَارُوا على الخَير، في كُلِّ حِين
رسالة القدّيس بولس إلى أهل غلاطية04/من13حتى20/:”يا إَخوَتِي، أَنْتُم تَعْلَمُونَ أَنِّي بِسَبَبِ عِلَّةٍ في جَسَدي بَشَّرْتُكُم لِلمَرَّةِ الأُولى. ومَعَ أَنَّ العِلَّةَ في جَسَدِي كَانَتْ مِحْنَةً لَكُم، فإِنَّكُم لَمْ تَحْتَقِرُونِي بِسَبَبِهَا ولَمْ تَشْمَئِزُّوا مِنِّي، بَلْ تَقَبَّلْتُمُونِي كَأَنِّي مَلاكٌ مِنَ الله، كَأَنِّي المَسِيحُ يَسُوع! إِذًا فأَيْنَ ٱغْتِبَاطُكُمُ الآن؟ وإِنِّي لأَشْهَدُ لَكُم أَنَّكُم لَوِ ٱسْتَطَعْتُم لَقَلَعْتُم عُيُونَكُم وَأَعْطَيْتُمُونِي إِيَّاهَا! فهَلْ صِرْتُ لَكُم عَدُوًّا، لأَنِّي كُنْتُ صَادِقًا مَعَكُم؟ إِنَّهُم يَغَارُونَ عَلَيْكُم لا لِخَيْرِكُم، بَلْ يُريدُونَ أَنْ يَصُدُّوكُم عَنِّي، لِكَي تَغَارُوا عَلَيْهِم! إِنَّهُ لَحَسَنٌ أَنْ تَغَارُوا على الخَير، في كُلِّ حِين، لا في حُضُوري عِنْدَكُم فَقَط. يَا أَوْلادِيَ الَّذِينَ أَتَمَخَّضُ بِكُم ثَانِيَةً حتَّى يُصَوَّرَ المَسِيحُ فيكُم!
كُنْتُ أَوَدُّ أَنْ أَكُونَ الآنَ حَاضِرًا عِنْدَكُم، وأُغَيِّرَ لَهْجَتِي، لأَنِّي مُحْتَارٌ في أَمْرِكُم!”
It is good to be made much of for a good purpose at all times
Letter to the Galatians 04/13-20/:”You know that it was because of a physical infirmity that I first announced the gospel to you; though my condition put you to the test, you did not scorn or despise me, but welcomed me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus. What has become of the goodwill you felt? For I testify that, had it been possible, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me. Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? They make much of you, but for no good purpose; they want to exclude you, so that you may make much of them. It is good to be made much of for a good purpose at all times, and not only when I am present with you.My little children, for whom I am again in the pain of childbirth until Christ is formed in you, I wish I were present with you now and could change my tone, for I am perplexed about you.
‘Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.’”
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 10/21-24/:”At that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, ‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.’ Then turning to the disciples, Jesus said to them privately, ‘Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.’”