Monday, March 07, 2011
Why We Call God "Father"
"We do not call God Father because we have had or have not had a positive experience of being a father's child. Rather, all human fathers are measured and judged by the Father's love of the Son [Jesus]. To pray to God as the Father challenges the status quo of human fatherhood, just as calling the church our family challenges the limitations and sins of our human families." [Stanley Hauerwas in Matthew.]