How do you feel about the possibility of the Pope changing the words of the Lord’s Prayer?
Below is a really good article from Catholic Answers that explains the Greek words that are used mean being led into a trial. Does God do this? He most definitely does.
Jesus was led to the desert to face Satan. Job was led into a situation where he had to answer people who questioned his relationship with God. Mary by giving her ‘fiat’ was led into a trial because she was unmarried and pregnant…and then she was led into the trial of dealing with the death of her son by torture and execution.
And what of Jesus’ crucifixion? The ultimate of trials. The ultimate temptation to abandon the Father and His mission…
“Though harshly treated, he submitted and did not open his mouth; Like a lamb led to slaughter or a sheep silent before shearers, he did not open his mouth.” Isaiah 53:7
These are temptations through trials, and we all face them. The purpose of these trials is to make us stronger by allowing us to stand firm in our faith. It is easy to remain faithful when life is smooth. Thank God for trials!
So if we are only happy when God leads us into the best and most pleasant situations, what does that say about our trust in God? Do we only trust Him in good times, believing He surely ‘led’ us there? Or is it possible He might ‘lead’ us to a trial, where the real spiritual growth occurs? Reflect a moment on how you came out on the other side of such difficulties, stronger and with greater faith and trust.
I am definitely not in favor of changing the words to the Lord’s prayer. And by the way, every one of your Bibles is going to be obsolete if this happens.
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