Well, If some magical thing happend and you could reset time. You could go back to Egypt and never get your visa. Would you do it? Everything would be completly normal. You could go to the local church. Go to the monistarys. Fool and Felafl every day (if you whanted). Ofcourse you would see your family. More Coptic Orthadox people around you do you could talk about what you are gunna do to meet them on sunday :).
I don't realy know what I would do. I have a very good like in the USA. I think I would go to Egypt if I didn't have to go to there schools. People there study day and night. But I think I would still go. But as I said schools are bad and basicly ran out of room and jobs.
BUT I WOULD NEVERR EVEERRR GO BACK THERE.
I would visit but never live there.
some times i feel torn on that subject. :'( our fellow families and copts in Egypt were not afraid to stay in Egypt and face all the discrimination, bad housing and education, lack of opportunity there. u could see them as martyrs keeping the faith and themselves strong in bad circumstances.... sometimes i feel that i escaped all of that like a coward and came to live in the UK in a comfortable life.......
You make Egypt sound so bad. I love Egypt as it is. It gives it a unique atmosphere. I just love Egypt so much. When I am there I feel alive! I feel like I can finaly breath. Also I feel like I have no troubles at all. In the USA my nose feels stuffy. I can't breath good. I feel like I can never realy relax. If someone told me to go back to Egypt and I can never come to the USA agin I would say "yes". I wouldn't even take one second to think about it.
There are lots of people in Egypt that will do anything to come to the USA. I say they are crazy. How can you leave your birth place like that! Ever day of my life I feel that my parents where foolish when they put there names into the lottery for a visa. Then they left the only place they ever knew and came to the USA. Where only about 5% of the people are true Cristians. Tons of people say they are christian but don't even go to church. They also say and do tons of bad things. Most people here I think even make fun of being a Christain. They don't understand it's real reson
However, I admit, it is harder to lead a strong spiritual life in the US, than it is in Egypt; however, if you were born in the US, I believe that it's God's way of testing you by putting you in that difficult situation so that when you pass through it, you'll become stronger from it and shine to those people who gave you the hard time in the first place. Besides, in the countries of immigration especially, we are supposed to be a light to the non-believer and show them the true path right?
What about you were going to a different third country!
I think that God permits things to happen and He directs our lives because in fact each one of us must have a mission in life to fulfill for Him. Besides our own salvation, what would be this mission we live for? Most probably there are different missions for each one and some common ones.
Luke90: you spoke perfectly about some of these missions. GBU.
Glory be to Our Lord forever.
God Bless and Pray for me
hope i helped...
IT iS AmAZING...but whateva God wills!!
pray for me ;)