"New Translation Tuesday" greetings to all.
This past Sunday, the First Sunday of Advent, was obviously the first anniversary of the implementation of the new translation of The Roman Missal.
When my pastor prayed the Collect, I was surprised at how I remembered that text from when it was proclaimed last year. Of course, my ears were so attuned to the new translation last year on that Sunday; I was looking for ways to comment on the text for my blog. Well, on Sunday, there was a familiarity with this text that just seemed kind of settled for me.
My pastor preached an inspiring homily during which he pointed us to the end times. He quoted the Collect:
" . . . the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ with righteous deeds at his coming . . ." and it fit quite nicely into his overall homily.
This just all felt quite right to me, and it surprised me somewhat. As much as I stand before the new translation with both critical and appreciative eyes, it all comes down to the text's ability to be a vehicle for God's redemptive action in our own lives. On Sunday, I experienced that action through the text.
What was going on inside you when you heard those texts "the second time around"?
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.