The Lord’s Prayer
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The Lord’s Prayer – 20 February 2008
In the 1940’s when I was in elementary school, the day in the
classroom would start with a recitation of The Lord’s Prayer and a
I wonder how many people really think about the words of Jesus’
prayer found in Matthew 6:9-13, particularly the part in which He asks
our Father’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.
After two thousand years, not much progress appears to have been
made; at least as far as doing God’s will “on earth as it is in heaven”
is concerned. When you stop to think about the tremendous increase in
the consumption of animal products taking place worldwide, and the
inherent cruelty of these industries, one can say that we are getting
further away from bringing heaven to earth. After all, there is no pain
and suffering in heaven and no body parts or secretions of animals are
Why is it so difficult for most humans to “make the connection”?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful. At the
same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the
world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true
peace and compassion.
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