We are rooted in the past events of the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ, that rootedness is not a matter of just looking back and remembering what once was. It is a living memory, not the kind that slowly withers and decays.
Our rootedness allows us to grow toward God’s future. This means is that we have grounds for confidence that there is a shape to existence. We have confidence that, some day, justice will prevail. Some day death and suffering will themselves die. Some day, at last, the prayer of millions of people will be answered: “May Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.”
And so, every time we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we assert that confidence in God’s future, we show our longing for that final day, we celebrate the living reality rooted in the events of that first Easter and growing toward the future glimpsed by the prophets.