هكَذَا نَتَكَلَّم، لا إِرْضَاءً لِلنَّاسِ بَلْ للهِ الَّذي يَخْتَبِرُ قُلُوبَنَا/ We speak, not to please mortals, but to please God who tests our hearts

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هكَذَا نَتَكَلَّم، لا إِرْضَاءً لِلنَّاسِ بَلْ للهِ الَّذي يَخْتَبِرُ قُلُوبَنَا
رسالة القدّيس بولس الأولى إلى أهل تسالونيقي02/من01حتى13/:”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. لِذَلِكَ نَحْنُ أَيضًا نَشكُرُ اللهَ بغيرِ ٱنْقِطَاع، لأَنَّكُم لَمَّا تَلَقَّيْتُم كَلِمَةَ الله الَّتي سَمِعْتُمُوهَا مِنَّا، قَبِلْتُمُوهَا لا بِأَنَّهَا كَلِمَةُ بَشَر، بَلْ بِأَنَّهَا حَقًّا كَلِمَةُ الله. وإِنَّهَا لَفَاعِلَةٌ فيكُم، أَيُّهَا المُؤْمِنُون”.

We speak, not to please mortals, but to please God who tests our hearts
First Letter to the Thessalonians 02/01-13/:”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. We also constantly give thanks to God for this, that when you received the word of God that you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word but as what it really is, God’s word, which is also at work in you believers.”.

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.’”