Join me as I take a closer look at The Our Father.
Who Art in Heaven
According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church "This biblical expression does not mean a place ("space"), but a way of being; it does not mean that God is distant, but majestic. Our Father is not "elsewhere": he transcends everything we can conceive of his holiness." (2794)
He is not just in heaven, as in a place far away, but he is in heaven as in the hearts of those who are just. When we say "Our Father Who Art in Heaven" we are not just speaking to a God who is all powerful, distant and majestic but also a God who we are calling for to live in our hearts. In order for this to happen we have to be heavenly. We were not made for Earth but to live with the Lord in heaven. When we pray this line we are asking the Lord to come live in us because we ourselves are like heaven.
Dear Lord, Help us to welcome you into our lives and our hearts.
For more of my thoughts on the Our Father and on prayer look at these posts.
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