سَلَكْنَا مِنْ قَبْلُ في شَهَواتِ إِنْسَانِنَا الجَسَدِيّ، عَامِلِينَ بِرَغَبَاتِهِ وأَفكَارِهِ، وكُنَّا بِالطَّبِيعَةِ أَولادَ الغَضَبِ كَالبَاقِين/ We were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else

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سَلَكْنَا مِنْ قَبْلُ في شَهَواتِ إِنْسَانِنَا الجَسَدِيّ، عَامِلِينَ بِرَغَبَاتِهِ وأَفكَارِهِ، وكُنَّا بِالطَّبِيعَةِ أَولادَ الغَضَبِ كَالبَاقِين
رسالة القدّيس بولس إلى أهل أفسس02/من01حتى10/:”يا إِخوَتِي، وأَنْتُم، فقَدْ كُنْتُمْ أَمْوَاتًا بِزَلاَّتِكُم وخَطَايَاكُم، الَّتي سَلَكْتُم فيهَا مِنْ قَبْلُ بِحَسَبِ إِلهِ هذَا العَالَم، بِحَسَبِ رَئِيسِ سُلْطَانِ الجَوّ، أَي الرُّوحِ الَّذي يَعْمَلُ الآنَ في أَبْنَاءِ العُصْيَان؛ ومِنْهُم نَحْنُ أَيْضًا جَمِيعُنَا قَدْ سَلَكْنَا مِنْ قَبْلُ في شَهَواتِ إِنْسَانِنَا الجَسَدِيّ، عَامِلِينَ بِرَغَبَاتِهِ وأَفكَارِهِ، وكُنَّا بِالطَّبِيعَةِ أَولادَ الغَضَبِ كَالبَاقِين؛ لكِنَّ الله، وهُوَ الغنِيُّ بِرَحْمَتِهِ، فَلِكَثْرَةِ مَحَبَّتِهِ الَّتي أَحَبَّنَا بِهَا، وقَدْ كُنَّا نَحْنُ أَيْضًا أَمْوَاتًا بِزَلاَّتِنَا، أَحْيَانَا معَ المَسِيح، وبِالنِّعْمَةِ أَنْتُم مُخَلَّصُون؛ ومَعَهُ أَقَامَنَا وَأَجْلَسَنَا في السَّمَاوَاتِ في المَسِيحِ يَسُوع، لِيُظْهِرَ في الأَجْيَالِ الآتِيَةِ غِنَى نِعْمَتِهِ الفَائِقَة، بِلُطْفِهِ لَنَا في المَسِيحِ يَسُوع. فَبِالنِّعمَةِ أَنْتُمْ مُخَلَّصُونَ بِواسِطَةِ الإِيْمَان: وهذَا لَيْسَ مِنْكُم، إِنَّهُ عَطِيَّةُ الله. ولا هُوَ مِنَ الأَعْمَال، لِئَلاَّ يَفْتَخِرَ أَحَد؛ لأَنَّنَا نَحْنُ صُنْعُهُ، قَدْ خُلِقْنَا في المَسِيحِ يَسُوعَ لِلأَعْمَالِ الصَّالِحَة، الَّتي سَبَقَ اللهُ فأَعَدَّهَا لِكَي نَسْلُكَ فيهَا.”

All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else
Letter to the Ephesians 02/01-10/:”You were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. All of us once lived among them in the passions of our flesh, following the desires of flesh and senses, and we were by nature children of wrath, like everyone else. But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ by grace you have been saved and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness towards us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.”

مَرْتا، مَرْتا، إِنَّكِ تَهْتَمِّينَ بِأُمُورٍ كَثِيرَة، وَتَضْطَرِبِين! إِنَّمَا ٱلمَطْلُوبُ وَاحِد! فَمَرْيَمُ ٱخْتَارَتِ ٱلنَّصِيبَ ٱلأَفْضَل، وَلَنْ يُنْزَعَ مِنْهَا
إنجيل القدّيس لوقا10/من38حتى42/:”فيمَا (كَانَ يَسوعُ وتلاميذهُ) سَائِرين، دَخَلَ يَسُوعُ إِحْدَى ٱلقُرَى، فٱسْتَقْبَلَتْهُ في بَيتِهَا ٱمْرَأَةٌ ٱسْمُها مَرْتا. وَكانَ لِمَرْتَا أُخْتٌ تُدْعَى مَرْيَم. فَجَلَسَتْ عِنْدَ قَدَمَي ٱلرَّبِّ تَسْمَعُ كَلامَهُ. أَمَّا مَرْتَا فَكانَتْ مُنْهَمِكَةً بِكَثْرَةِ ٱلخِدْمَة، فَجَاءَتْ وَقَالَتْ: «يَا رَبّ، أَمَا تُبَالي بِأَنَّ أُخْتِي تَرَكَتْنِي أَخْدُمُ وَحْدِي؟ فَقُلْ لَهَا أَنْ تُسَاعِدَنِي!». فَأَجَابَ ٱلرَّبُّ وَقَالَ لَهَا: «مَرْتا، مَرْتا، إِنَّكِ تَهْتَمِّينَ بِأُمُورٍ كَثِيرَة، وَتَضْطَرِبِين! إِنَّمَا ٱلمَطْلُوبُ وَاحِد! فَمَرْيَمُ ٱخْتَارَتِ ٱلنَّصِيبَ ٱلأَفْضَل، وَلَنْ يُنْزَعَ مِنْهَا».

Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 10/38-42/:”Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, ‘Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her then to help me.’But the Lord answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.’”