In the Message to Mother Eugenia, the Father poses the following question in connection with the first petition we express each day in the Our Father: “Is my Name hallowed?”
If we go deeper into this question, we will certainly note right away that His Name is not sanctified as it deserves to be. For many people, it is much more difficult to recognize God as a loving Father than to feel Him as the Creator or to have a vague intuition of a superior being or other esoteric conceptions that define Him as an all-pervading force and energy, among many other imperfect, erroneous and false ideas of God.
From this background, the question, “Is my Name hallowed?” becomes even more enlightening.
As we recognize God as our loving Father, the decisive thing happens. We awaken to the reality of being beloved children of an infinitely good and wise Father. This changes everything, and we will hallow the fatherly Name of God by invoking and confessing Him as “Our Father,” and by testifying with our whole life that there is a Father who loves all people.
If we love the Son of God dearly and follow Him, we will also want to have a part in the deepest desire of the Heart of Jesus: to make known the Name of His Father.
“I have revealed your name to those whom you took from the world to give me” (Jn 17:6).
“Holy Father, keep those you have given me true to your name, so that they may be one like us” (Jn 17:11).
“I have made your name known to them and will continue to make it known, so that the love with which you loved me may be in them, and so that I may be in them” (Jn 17:26).
Jesus makes the Father known to us so that we may be introduced into the love of the Blessed Trinity and find our home there.
The God who identified Himself as “I am He who is” (Ex 3:14) is at the same time our Father. May all people know this, so that they may hallow His Name!