The “Our” in “Our Father”

Charles de FoucauldI do not make any request for myself alone. I do not say ‘my Father’ but rather ‘our Father.’ I do not say ‘my bread’ but rather ‘our bread.’ I ask for nothing for myself alone, but I rather am careful to ask for all people, for us all, children of our Lord, loved by him, all of us, whom he has redeemed by his blood.
Blessed Charles de Foucauld  (1858–1916)

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