Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Unhelpful words in Ash Wednesday prayer

The language in the Opening Prayer or Collect in today's Mass in its English translation is not appropriate to the times in which we live.

The words 'campaign', 'battle', 'armed', 'weapons'. No, thank you. It sounds alienating. What would those words mean to patients in hospital, young people cycling to work?

There were hints of brightness in the sky in Dublin at 06.35 today and by 06.50 it was bright. Need for a light on a bicycle at 07.00? No, not really.

Fabulous.

1 comment:

Aristotle Muldoon said...

Hey. U obviously don't watch Game of Thrones or own a gaming console. I assure U that we young folk are very familiar with these terms. Get with the flow Bro. Peace and Love. Happy Ash Wednesday.