Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, pray for us.
The basic stance of a disciple is one of confident dependence. Father does not refer to the gender of God but to the quality of Jesus’ intimacy with God. It is not merely a name for God but the context of his entire prayer. The very word father tells us we are coming to someone who cares. We are not coming to someone out of whom gifts must be unwillingly extracted but someone who delights in taking care of his children.