Dear Fathers, Friends in Christ,
''Thy Will Be Done''
For whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, and sister, and mother.
The Scriptures clearly teach that Jesus was always motivated by the objective of doing the will of his heavenly Father. At the onset of his ministry, he taught his disciples to pray that the Father's will would be done on earth as in heaven. Even when he was facing his passion, feeling sorrow and distress at the thought of terrible suffering, he did not rebel for he was doing the will of his Father. Jesus asserts that those who do the will of his Father are as close to him as members of his own family. To do the will of the Father is to acknowledge God as our creator, to accept and believe in Jesus, and to live our lives according to God's teachings. Many times we will not understand why certain things happen to us or around us. In those situations, we need only to offer the prayer, "thy will be done." Then we will be doing the Father's will and that will be the key to the kingdom.
Father Ed Bakker
Anglican Catholic Church / Original Province
Mission of Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne
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