- The first word of the Lord’s Prayer is Our. That’s important. The prayer Jesus taught us is a prayer of community and reconciliation, belonging to a new kind of people who have left the land of “me.”
- Christian community is the gift of a life that is worthy of God’s name. Forgetting ourselves, we become the sort of joyful people who hallow God’s name by how we live with one another.
- The kingdom that we beg God to send “on earth as it is in heaven” is a kingdom of generosity. And it is contagious.
- Temptation is part of the exodus adventure. Temptation is a sign that we are still on our way to the Promised Land. It reminds us that we have left something good for something better.