Has it ever occured to you that the “lead us not into temptation” line in the Lord’s Prayer sounds incongruous?
It is telling the Lord not to lead you into temptation! Yes, Ah!
Why would the Lord want to lead you into temptation?
But, that is basically what that line is saying.
“Please Lord, do NOT lead me into temptation“.
Pope Francis quite rightly thinks it just doesn’t sound right.
But, he is NOT going to change the Lord’s Prayer.
I repeat, he is NOT going to change the Lord’s Prayer.
He could, if he wanted, BUT he is NOT going to do it for now.
He just wants you to THINK about it. And I always like folks that ask others to THINK about something worthwhile.
The French have changed their translation to take out the ‘lead’. The pope likes that. So, do I.
It has all to do with translations.
The English and French versions have come about through a tortured course of translations over 1,600 years. From Aramaic/Hebrew to Greek … to Latin … to colloquial Latin (i.e., Vulgate) … English/French.
It was during this process that the ‘lead us’ came about.
So, NOW you know the real story.
As happens quite often with us weather will intervene on Sunday — Monday when it comes to viewing Christmas Comet, 46P/Wirtanen. Yes, December 16 & December 17 are when it is closest to Earth. But, that does NOT mean that it will not be there on Tuesday or Wednesday. It will, albeit a bit further out and hence even fainter. So, binoculars would be a good idea.
So, do not despair. All is not lost. OK?
Enjoy. Happy Holidays.
I have said it before, I will say it again: “I wish these cakes, at these prices, were available in the U.S.“. Alas, not so. They are only available for delivery within Sri Lanka.
Over the years, when more of my relatives were alive, I used to be a real good Kapruka customer. Would order multiple cakes per year. I don’t avail myself to their services that much anymore — though I did send a cake in September.
Just wanted to share this with you.
For all the publicity that I give them, Kapruka, in typical Sri Lankan fashion, has never said thank you. C’est la vie.
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