Waiting For God - Part II: “Concerning the Our Father” Summary & Analysis

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Summary

This final essay of the collection is Weil’s line-by-line exegesis of the “Our Father” prayer and serves as a short recapitulation of many of the themes and ideas outlined in the previous essays and letters. God is a parental Father figure. He is completely sovereign and because an infinite distance exists between God and the individual, one cannot advance toward God; one can only direct one’s gaze properly. God is also completely transcendent and exists outside the world, here below. This deity has, however, provided some means of access and mediation. He also has a kingdom, which is not yet here, but can and will be fully realized in the future.

This God’s will extends to the past, through the present, and into the future. He is completely sovereign and it is incumbent upon humanity to...

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