Opening the Word
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
Episode 37 • 6m 31s
Though we often take the "Our Father" for granted, it is good to remember how remarkable and radical it was for Jesus to begin the prayer not with "Almighty God" or "Mighty King" but with the most personal and intimate name: our Father. Through those words we are invited into a relationship as one of a beloved child coming to ask a loving parent for the things we need.
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