“Our Father” is opposed to Evil (Day 1 of Lord's Prayer)
Praying to the One Who Repairs our Ruptures
We have all kinds of ideas about fathers and fatherhood.
And some fathers were downright abusive (I’m so sorry if that is you).
And as much as we might like, Jesus doesn’t give us a comprehensive report on the goodness of the “Father” that he speaks of.
But throughout this prayer, Jesus gives us hints and truths about who God is as Father. And we must learn to hold on to them.
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Who is this “Our Father”?
The first words of this prayer are “Our Father”.
And the last word is “evil”—or “the evil one”.