Abandon Us Not – a prayer for a sick friend

In his book ‘The Aramaic Sayings of Jesus’¬†Basil Fletcher draws out what he calls the “sublime simplicity, poetic perfection and deep human quality of the words of Jesus…” that somehow become hazy when translated into Greek, and from which come the English translations.

For this post, I want to draw out just one element of Fletcher’s insights from ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ – the line:¬† “Lead us not into temptation.”

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