Malta Minute with the Catechism: Amen…Its Root and Meaning…

  • Program #: 12
  • Description: What is the root and the multiple meanings of a word we say so often... "Amen"? As described in the Catholic Catechism, in Hebrew, Amen's root is the same as the word "believe". It expresses solidity, trustworthiness and faithfulness. Thus, in our prayers, Amen may express both God's faithfulness to us and our trust in Him. The Lord Jesus frequently used the word, "Amen", sometimes twice in one sentence, to emphasize the trustworthiness of his teaching and his authority founded on God's truth. He himself is the definitive Amen of the Father's love for us. "For all the promises of God find their yes in Him," says the Catechism, which is why "we utter the Amen through Him to the Glory of God." This is Peggy Stanton and this has been the Order of Malta's Minute with the Catechism.

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