Et Ne Nos Inducas in Tentationem

by flammeusgladius

Et Ne Nos Inducas in Tentationem


The Pater Noster isn’t good enough
For Francis. No! He needs a new revision.
And, you who curl your lip, keep your derision
Down in your heart, with all that nasty stuff
That Francis doesn’t like! Things hard and rough
In the Lord’s Prayer are headed for collision
With Francis and his cool, inspired decision.
If you don’t like the latest version, tough!
The Greek we translate must be clarified!
The Aramaic that we don’t possess
Must rise again! The pope won’t be denied,
But you are in denial nonetheless.
Come on now and admit that Scripture lied!
What’s next, it’s clear, is anybody’s guess.


—Tom Riley