Father and Son

Children usually carry some of the features, characteristics, mentality and values of their parents. Christ, being a son, speaks incessantly of his Father. Christ is in total communion with the Father. He does not do or say anything apart from his Father. He came to do the Father’s will.

Through Christ we can see who the Father is. He is a God of mercy and pardon. We see a new love in Christ which is the love of the enemy. Christians too become the children of God by virtue of baptism. We can pray the Our Father with the same confidence as Christ has, being fully aware that we are being loved by the very same love God has for His Son Jesus. But our paternal heritage should also be expressed by fraternal charity. “Whoever loves the One who begot him, loves also the one who is born of Him.” (1Jn 5:1)