Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent ‘a’
We all got used to calling God the ‘Father’. Jesus told us that this is how we should not only call God, but more than that, to really believe that He is our loving Father. ‘Our Father, who art in Heaven…’ However, before Jesus, it was a blasphemy to relate to God like that. Nobody could say that he or she is in a close relationship with the Creator. We read today: “Jesus answered the Jews: ‘My Father is at work until now, so I am at work.’ For this reason, they tried all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the sabbath, but he also called God his own father, making himself equal to God.” Jesus indeed is equal to God, but He also invites us to call and to think of our God as a loving Father. Not that we want to be qual to God, but simply to understand that God is merciful, loving, carrying, understanding, and patient and will never let us down. When you think about God and call Him Father, do you really believe that indeed He is your Father?