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2779. Before we make our own this first exclamation of the Lord’s Prayer, we must humbly cleanse our hearts of certain false images drawn “from this world.” Humility makes us recognize that “no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him,” that is, “to little children.”30The purification of our hearts has to do with paternal or maternal images, stemming from our personal and cultural history, and influencing our relationship with God. God our Father transcends the categories of the created world. To impose our own ideas in this area “upon him” would be to fabricate idols to adore or pull down. To pray to the Father is to enter into his mystery as he is and as the Son has revealed him to us.

The expression God the Father had never been revealed to anyone. When Moses himself asked God who he was, he heard another name. the Father’s name has been revealed to us in the Son, for the name “Son” implies the new name “Father.”31


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

157. Who is the Head of this body?

118. Why was the death of Jesus part of God’s plan?

106. What do we learn from the temptations of Jesus in the desert?

587. What is the structure of the Lord’s Prayer?

519. In what way do Christians participate in political and social life?

424. What other kinds of grace are there?

447. How does one respect the holiness of the Name of God?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the importance of humility and repentance according to the book of Baruch?

What is the importance of gratitude in the Christian life, according to the first letter to Timothy?

What is the New Earth mentioned in Revelation 21:1 and what is its importance in the Christian faith?

What does the statement “God so loved the world that he gave his son” in John 3:16 mean?

The power of community: the unity of the Jewish people in Esther (Esther 9:1-5)

What is the relationship between love and obedience according to the Bible?

What do the horseman, angel, and Lord symbolize in Zechariah’s vision described in Zechariah 1:8-17?