Tuesday 13 December 2016

Comment on the Our Father by J.J. Bartolomé

Way of being disciple is by praying, not by doing.
Mt is pedagogical. 
Teaches by contrast. 
Not like the jews
Not like the gentiles
Christian prayer is new.
Jesus is hard. Jews are hypocrite s gentiles were chiaccheroni.
None of his disciples is to pray like them
Hypocrisy: looking for self instead of for God. We cannot use God. He is the center. He is first. The kickback here : not contemplated by god but by men. So: what r we looking for?
Pagans. Lots if words. Convincing god to come.to.our help
We do not really trust him. But our own devices.
How to overcome? God our father knows us because he is father
So Jesus first insists on the attitude.
1. Allow god to contemplate us. 

2. Feel taken care of by God. 

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