19 February 2013

Thy Will Be Done

Our Saint's advice on prayer as a reflection on today's Gospel

In these two words, "Our Father", you reveal to me, O Lord, another great mystery, namely, that you desire that I greatly love your holy law of love and charity, because you have reduced it all to love of you and love of my neighbor. By the first word, "Father," you ask me to love your most supreme majesty; by the second, "our", you ask me to love my neighbors since you gave them to me as a sibling and you desire that I pray for him."

Let us also grasp the "thy will be done" part of this powerful prayer. In whatever circumstances I find my self today, may I lift my eyes to heaven and pray: "Thy will be done!" 

Sister Mary Berchmans Hannan, VHM

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