Saturday, September 22, 2007

A Week's Meditation on the Father

It only seemed natural after having the last couple of weeks' meditation on Christ and Holy Spirit to then have this week's dedicated to the Father. In his book "Jesus of Nazareth", our Holy Father Pope Benedict points out that the two primary passages from Scripture revealing God the Father's fatherhood to us are that in which Christ says He lets rain fall on the just and the unjust (Mt 5:43-48), and when Christ explains the Father's readiness to give good things to those who ask Him (Mt 7:7-11, Lk 11: 5-13). May meditation on the passages below guide you to better knowledge and love of the Father.

Sunday - Matthew 6:7-14

Monday - Matthew 5:43-48

Tuesday - Luke 11:5-13 (or Matthew 7:7-11)

Wednesday - Matthew 18:10-14

Thursday - John 14:8-11

Friday - John 14:18-24

Saturday - Luke 15:11-32

Other very substantial passages on the Father are Mt 6:25-34 (or Luke 12:22-34); Mt 10:26-33 (or Luke 12:4-7); and John 3:16-21, 5:19-29, 6:35-46, 15:1-11, 16:25-33, and 17:20-26.

I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and earth is named. (Eph 3:14-15)

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