Sunday, June 17, 2012
It seems fitting to quote Luther's Small Catechism on the "introduction" (it isn't named) to the Lord's Prayer: Our Father who art in heaven. What does this mean? God would thereby [with this little introduction] tenderly urge us to believe that He is our true Father, and that we are His true children, so that we may ask Him confidently with all assurance, as dear children ask their dear father. Luther's Small Catechism May all fathers emulate their Father in Heaven in raising their children. Also may all fathers emulate children asking God, their Father, for all help in their vocation as father.