A beggar came asking for food. I told him to come around to the back door and asked him to sit on the floor while I went in to bring the left over food.
I brought him food & said, let’s pray. Now repeat after me, “Our FATHER in Heaven”. He said, “Your Father in Heaven”. I said.”No, say OUR FATHER in Heaven”. He again said, “Your Father in Heaven”!!!
This extremely Irritated me! I asked why do you say ‘Your’ father when I say ‘Our’ FATHER?’
He said, “Sir, it’s like this. If I say Our FATHER, then we both become brothers. If we are brothers, you would invite me in through the front door and not the back; you would ask me to sit at your dining table not on the floor; you’d also not give me stale food! Sir, somehow it’s not possible that we are sons of the same father!”
He may be your Father, but he can’t be OUR father!
Whose FATHER is He?
It took a beggar to teach me the truth!!!
GOD becomes our FATHER when we treat one another as brothers and sisters.
GOD Bless us all….