Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Our Father

Jesus took the risk of referring to God... He wanted people to discover who the Father really was... When we call God "Father", we are making the same astonishing, crazy, utterly risky claim... Our task is to grow up into the Our Father, to dare to impersonate our older brother, seeking daily forgiveness as we do so: to wear his clothes, to walk in his shoes, to feast at his table, to weep with him in the garden, to share his suffering, and to know his victory... We are bold, very bold, - even crazy, some might think- to say 'Our Father'.
N. T. Wright - The Lord and His Prayer

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