Monday, December 2, 2013

Calling God Father

I have heard over the years, ‘How can we call God our Father? Does this mean that Jesus is our brother?’ However, this privilege was given to mankind by Jesus Christ, who gave us the ‘Our Fathers’ prayer, claiming: “This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” (Matthew 6: 9-13). 

The above prayer emphasises the fact that we are His children, brothers and sisters among ourselves, and thus we ought to love each other. We should always have our minds fixed towards heaven, not on earth; otherwise we are not worthy to call God ‘our Father in heaven’. 

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