December 9, 2017

And lead us not into temptation?

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:40 pm by aleksan

“And lead us not into temptation” The Pope is correct – it is not an accurate translation into English. But the Lord’s Prayer in the poetic and beautiful English of King James is familiar and apropriate and not sectarian. Perhaps the lovely poetry of this Prayer, that people of my generation were taught almost from birth, should not be changed. Meaning cannot be absolute and we must create it ourselves from our experience of life. It was originally a prayer given to others in his group by a clever and kind Jewish Rabbi two thousand years ago. “Dont let temptation lead us” is most ikely what he meant, but it just hasn’t got the patina of the distorted English version….

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