Thursday, April 02, 2015

Unconscious transformation (grammar?)

What they think they are praying for when they say, “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us” is either a remittance of expected punishment for the sins they have individually committed or a release from any and all guilt experienced on account of them, since more often than not the pronouns “us,” “our,” and “we” are transmuted, consciously or unconsciously, into “me,” “my” and “I.”—The Disciples’ Prayer, page 38

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