In honor of Father’s Day, coming up on Sunday, I’m watching and sharing a video by Scott Hahn, Understanding the Our Father, from the Coming Home Network’s conference series, Deep in History, based on his book by the same name. (I’ve had this book in my Verbum library for at least a couple of years and I’ve only just now begun to read it. I don’t know how long it was there before I realized it. Correction: I did start reading this a while back but life intervened and I didn’t finish it. Story of my life.) Video below, links at the end of this post.
“…I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom all paternity in heaven and earth is named…”Ephesians 3:14-15, Douay-Rheims Bible, public domain.
From the video description on YouTube:
“In this lecture from our 2009 Deep in History conference, Dr. Scott Hahn examines the seven petitions of the Lord’s Prayer, and takes a look at why this prayer is placed in the liturgy of the Mass after the consecration, and before the distribution of Holy Communion. He looks at the context in which Jesus teaches the prayer during the Sermon on the Mount, the significance of referring to God as “Father,” and more. Dr. Hahn argues that the ‘Our Father’ is a prayer that we pray much, but ponder little; and argues that a better understanding of these words, which come directly from the lips of Jesus, can lead us to a deeper appreciation for our relationship with God.”Scott Hahn, Understanding the Our Father.
Thank you for visiting and reading. May the Lord bless you and may His peace be always with you, and may you have a most blessed and happy Father’s Day.
- Scott Hahn, Understanding the Our Father, from the Coming Home Network’s conference series, Deep in History. Coming Home Network on YouTube.
- The book in paperback, Kindle and in Verbum format.
- Image credit: God the Father by Viktor Mikhaylovich Vasnetsov. From Wikimedia, in the public domain.
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