I have been reflecting on the message of the “Our Father,” and Jesus’s explanation today highlights what an incredible message it is. When we dare to call God “Our Father” we are making a bold claim that we are his children. Our dignity as this precious part of God’s creation keeps us humble. Humble enough that if we let Him be in charge of our lives, it will transform into a heavenly experience.
The daily bread is God feeding us, with himself, his son. This reflects our vulnerability, whether it be physical, mental, spiritual. This vulnerability encourages us to cultivate a relationship of dependence on God.
What are you hungry for? Have we recognized God’s Kingdom, in and among us?
We pray to be fulfilled by this bread Jesus offers us.
About Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C.
Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C. is from the Northeast India Province of Holy Cross. A native of Kerala, Father Jilson has been serving in a parish and school ministry since his ordination twelve years ago. He joins the Family Rosary team as an Assistant, while he works to study Pastoral Counseling in the Boston area. With a personal devotion to Mother Mary, Father Jilson is thrilled to be working to enhance family prayer through the Rosary. And if you ever need a listening ear or want to play a board game, Father Jilson’s your guy!