Eudokia

A very insightful comment from Fr. Cantalamessa on the real meaning of the will of God:

“People unconsciously link God’s will to everything that is unpleasant and painful, to what in one way or another is seen as destroying individual freedom and development.  It is as though God were the enemy of every celebration, joy, and pleasure.  People do not take into account that in the New Testament, the will of God is called ‘eudokia‘ (see Ephesians 1:9; Luke 2:14), meaning ‘goodwill, kindness.’ When we pray, ‘May your will be done,’ it is like saying, ‘Fulfill in me, Father, your plan of love.'”

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