Saturday, September 8, 2018
Youcat commented through CCC – Question n. 520 – Part I.
(Youcat answer) When we pray, “Thy kingdom come”, we call for Christ to come again, as he promised, and for God’s reign, which has already begun here on earth, to prevail definitively.
A deepening through CCC
(CCC 2859) By the second petition, the Church looks first to Christ's return and the final coming of the Reign of God. It also prays for the growth of the Kingdom of God in the "today" of our own lives.
Reflecting and meditating
(Youcat comment) François Fénelon says, “To will everything that God wills, and to will it always, in all circumstances and without reservations: that is the kingdom of God which is entirely within.”
(CCC 2821) This petition is taken up and granted in the prayer of Jesus which is present and effective in the Eucharist; it bears its fruit in new life in keeping with the Beatitudes (Cf. Jn 17:17-20; Mt 5:13-16; 6:24; 7:12-13).
(This question: What does it mean to say, “Thy kingdom come”? is continued)