Apr 29, 2013

Discerning the Will of God

Pillar Focus The Lord's Prayer "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven"

"..not my will, but yours be done." (Lk 24:32)

Jesus' whole life was about doing the will of God the Father. This needs to be what we're all about as well. And what is the Father's will?
Our Father "desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." (1 Tim 2:3-4) He "is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish." (2 Peter 3:9)
[Jesus'] commandment is "that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another." (Jn 13:34) This commandment summarizes all the others and expresses [God's] entire will. (CCC 2822)
It is through prayer that we can discern “what is the will of God” (Romans 12:2) and have the “steadfastness to do it” (Hebrews 10:36). (Compendium #591)

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