Take Five for Faith for Wednesday, October 5, 2011
TAKE FIVE FOR FAITH: Daily renewal for busy Catholics
Wednesday, October 5
Thy will be done Think about the Lord’s Prayer: It sounds as if it’s mostly about what God does, but it’s just as much—maybe more—about what we are to do. “Hallowed by your name, your kingdom come” is not only praise of God but also a prayer for God’s name to be known and God’s kingdom to be fulfilled on earth—both of which involve our cooperation. “Forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us” reminds us of the uncomfortable truth that scripture proclaims loud and clear: God will forgive us to the extent we forgive one another. Next time you pray the Our Father, don’t only say the words: Resolve to fulfill them.
TODAY’S READINGS: Jonah 4:1-11; Luke 11:1-4 (463) “Lord, teach us to pray.”