How influence works

May 23, 2020

May 23.  “Mom please will you talk to Dad.” It’s funny how we so often need someone to intercede on our behalf, whether it is mother to father, sibling to parent, or a teacher’s favourite to a teacher. We quickly learn how to use influence on our own behalf, even to cushioning our guilt when we’ve done something wrong.

Jesus said, “In that day you will ask in my name and I do not say to you that I shall ask the Father for you; for the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and believe that I came from the Father.”  John 16:23-28. 

Pope Francis: The best way to restore men and women to their rightful place, putting an end to their claim to absolute dominion over the earth is to speak once more of the figure of a Father who creates and who alone owns the world. Otherwise human beings will always try to impose their own laws and interests on reality.  LS 75. Offer a prayer to Our Lady.

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