"Lord, teach me to pray"

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"Lord, teach me to pray"

In his December 5 general audience, Pope Francis began a new cycle of catechesis on the Lord's prayer. "Jesus’ prayer, his intimacy with the Father,...

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“We need humility if we are to obey”

When you have to give orders, do not humiliate anyone. Go gently. Respect the intelligence and the will of the one who is obeying. (The Forge, 727)

He often speaks to us through other people. But when we see their defects or doubt whether they are well informed — whether they have grasped all the aspects of the problem — we feel inclined to disobey.

All this may have a divine meaning, for God does not impose a blind obedience on us. He wants us to obey intelligently, and ...