From the Roman Catechism:Maybe
It seems there is a reason why the prayer is worded the way it is.
so, but its statement is linguistically not
I've repeatedly read in recent years how Latin provides wonderfully precise expression of ideas, thus being superior to expressing them in vernacular languages (which continually change, whether evolving or decaying). So I've developed a gut-level rebellion against what seems like an exercise in explaining away what the Latin words plainly say [‡].
Surely the learned St. Jerome could provide the Vulgate
with a translation to Latin that accurately expressed the thought of his ancient sources? The explanation presented a posteriori
by the cited catechism seems to require twisting the wording
that's enshrined in the Ordinary of the traditional Mass.
From the Roman Catechism:
There is much more to this Sixth Petition of the Lord's Prayer in the Roman Catechism but this is sufficient. [....]
Be the above as it may, I've excerpted more of what seems to be among the more plausible
of that catechetical "explaining away
A still more conspicuous example is the conduct of the Prince of the Apostles. He who a short time before loudly protested his courage and special loyalty to Christ the Lord, he who had been so confident in himself as to say, Though I should die with thee, I will not deny thee, became so affrighted at the voice of a poor maidservant that he declared at once with an oath that he knew not the Lord. Doubtless his courage was not equal to his goodwill. [....] Temptation has a good purpose, when someone's worth is tried, in order that when it has been tested and proved he may be rewarded and honoured, his example proposed to others for imitation, and all may be incited thereby to the praises of God. This is the only kind of tempting that can be found in God. Of it there is an example in Deuteronomy: The Lord your God tries you, that it may appear whether you love him or not. In this manner God is also said to tempt His own, when He visits them with want, disease and other sorts of calamities. This He does to try their patience, and to make them an example of Christian virtue. Thus we read that Abraham was tempted to immolate his son, by which fact he became a singular example of obedience and patience to all succeeding times. [×]
Note ‡: Which quickly brings to mind the distressingly frequent published
exercises by Neocon apologists
to "explain away
" what "Frances" Bergoglio plainly said in Italian or Cono-Sur
Spanish in one interview or another ("but who am I to judge?").
: "The Sixth Petition of the Lord's Prayer: 'And Lead Us Not
'", §§ "Human Frailty" & "'Temptation'". <http://www.catholicapologetics.info/thechurch/catechism/TheLordsPrayer06.shtml
> (previously linked from "The Catechism of the Council of Trent"--but not actually cited--in this topic
by An even Seven
, Reply #8 December 08, 2017, 14:00:03).