"New Translation Thursday" greetings from WLP's home office here in Franklin Park, Illinois.
Well, Tuesday's post and the ensuing comments suggest that there is a great divide among the followers of Gotta Sing Gotta Pray. It is hard to believe that people who love and serve the Church can be at such opposite poles on the issue of the new translation; either it is the greatest thing to happen to the liturgy in decades or it is the worst thing to happen.
I do agree that we need much more time with this new translation. And I must admit that I am paying so much closer attention to these prayers at Sunday Mass.
And I also must admit that, at times, the awkward and unfamilar structure pulls me in, spins me around, and shoots me out without a clue as to what was just prayed. And I also must admit that at times the prayers indeed are "meaty" and inspire me. My final "also must admit" for this post is that I honestly am feeling much more of the former than the latter. I need more time and experience with these texts.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.