Lead us not up the creek without a paddle


It struck me that yesterday’s gospel goes some way to disagreeing with Pope Francis. Shortly before Christmas he was widely reported as saying that the line of the Lord’s Prayer “Lead us not into temptation” was a poor translation.

Father Marco Pozza told the pope that friends have asked him, “Can God really lead us into temptation?”
“This is not a good translation,” the pope said. …

Francis told Father Pozza, “I’m the one who falls. But it’s not (God) who pushes me into temptation to see how I fall. No, a father does not do this. A father helps us up immediately.”

There was a flurry of publicity and some immediate pushback. Continue reading “Lead us not up the creek without a paddle”

Hymns for Lent

I’ve found that Lent has comparatively few hymns for such a lengthy season. In the past I’ve posted drafts of several new ones of my own attempting, and I thought I might gather the links here in case anyone is looking for something different.

From time to time I try on a minor revision, and any comments are welcome below. (You won’t be able to leave a comment on the original posts, as I close comments after 30 days.)