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Padre ‘nuestro’

Authored by Jason Gale in Issue #32.1 of The Sower
¿Por qué invocamos a Dios como ‘nuestro’ Padre? ¿Qué implica lo de ‘nuestro’? Cuando decimos estas dos palabras, ‘Padre nuestro’, nos referimos a dos relaciones. Antes de ser elegido Papa, el Cardenal Joseph Ratzinger resumió ambas relaciones al escribir, ‘La paternidad de Dios le da a la hermandad de cristianos su base firme.’ i La primera relación es que somos hermanos y hermanas. Esto se expresa con la palabra ‘nuestro’. La segunda, expresada en ‘Padre’, es que somos hijos e hijas. En el Bautismo, entramos a esta vida de la Santísima Trinidad. El Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica declara, ‘No hay más que un solo Dios y es reconocido Padre por aquéllos que, por la fe en su Hijo único, han renacido de Él por el agua y por el Espíritu.’ ii Por el poder del Espíritu Santo y por medio del Bautismo, volvemos a nacer como hermanos y hermanas de Jesús e hijos e hijas del Padre.

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