I love the notion of “childlike awe” in the context of “Our Father”…now, I am very much aware that in some families, the father is not the most highly thought of individual. But, this Father, God, is the one seated in divine authority in heaven and the One whom we should not only trust with our greatest joys and deepest concerns but the One who continually seeks us out in relationship even when we have damaged it. This reminds me of seeing the “Creation of Adam” in the Sistine Chapel in Rome…God reaching his hand out to Adam…God reaches his hand out to us… We can place ourselves firmly and securely in “Our Father”.
Q120. Why did Christ command us to call God, “Our Father?”