32. After listening to the word
and focusing on the mystery, it is natural for the mind to be lifted
up towards the Father. In each of his mysteries, Jesus always
leads us to the Father, for as he rests in the Father's bosom (cf. Jn 1:18)
he is continually turned towards him. He wants us to share in his intimacy with the Father,
so that we can say with him: "Abba, Father" (Rom 8:15; Gal 4:6).
By virtue of his relationship to the Father he makes us brothers and sisters
of himself and of one another, communicating to us the Spirit which is both his
and the Father's. Acting as a kind of foundation for the Christological and Marian
meditation which unfolds in the repetition of the Hail Mary, the Our Father
makes meditation upon the mystery, even when carried out in solitude,
an ecclesial experience.