Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Youcat commented through CCC – Question n. 517 – Part I.

YOUCAT Question n. 517- Part I. How are we changed by the Our Father?

(Youcat answer) The Our Father allows us to discover joyfully that we are children of one Father. Our common vocation is to praise our Father and to live together as though “of one heart and soul” (Acts 4:32).   

A deepening through CCC

(CCC 2787) When we say "our" Father, we recognize first that all his promises of love announced by the prophets are fulfilled in the new and eternal covenant in his Christ: we have become "his" people and he is henceforth "our" God. This new relationship is the purely gratuitous gift of belonging to each other: we are to respond to "grace and truth" given us in Jesus Christ with love and faithfulness (Jn 1:17; Cf. Hos 2:21-22; 6:1-6).   

Reflecting and meditating 

(Youcat comment) Because God the Father loves each of his children with the same exclusive love, as though we were the only object of his devotion, we too must get along together in a completely new way: peacefully, full of consideration and love, so that each one can be the awe-inspiring miracle that he actually is in God’s sight. 

(CCC Comment)

(CCC 2788) Since the Lord's Prayer is that of his people in the "endtime," this "our" also expresses the certitude of our hope in God's ultimate promise: in the new Jerusalem he will say to the victor, "I will be his God and he shall be my son" (Rev 21:7).      

(This question: How are we changed by the Our Father? is continued)

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