Description: When we say, “Thy will be done as it is in heaven,” what are we asking of Our Father? The Catholic Catechism explains that God desires for all men be saved and come to know the truth. He does not wish anyone to perish. In his Son, Jesus Christ and through his human will, the will of the Father has been perfectly fulfilled once for all. The Lord made this clear on entering public ministry. “I have come to do your will, O God.” Only Jesus can say, “I always do what is pleasing to Him....”even unto death as He prayed in the garden of Gethsemane, “Not my will, but yours be done.” Thus we ask Our Father to unite our will to his Son’s in order to fulfill the Father’s will. By prayer, we can discern God’s will and receive the endurance to carry it out. Jesus taught that one enters the Kingdom of God not by speaking only words but by doing the will of His Father in heaven. I’m Peggy Stanton and this has been the Order of Malta’s Minute with the Catechism.