The Lord’s Prayer Is Just Fine the Way It Is
St. Benedict begins his Rule, “Hearken O my son, to the precepts of thy master, and incline the ear of thy heart.” This fundamental principle shapes not only the life of the monk, but of every Christian. Will we listen to the words of Christ, the Lord and teacher, and conform our life to them? What is the alternative? As shocking as it is, the words of Christ are constantly explained away.
“And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for unchastity, and marries another, commits adultery; and he who marries a divorced woman, commits adultery” (Matt. 19:9).