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Aerden [userpic]
A Question for Catholics

Work: We had to unplug all of our computers for the hurricane, and now that we've plugged them back in, there are numerous problems. My computer is sending me a lot more annoying Microsoft errors than usual, the sort which kick me out of the system and force me to re-enter it again. So I decided I'd write an LJ post in protest.

I love my job! Today, I generated seven purchase orders, typed three eye reports and one diabetes education report, did phone duty, and faxed purchase orders and eye reports off to contractors. I have to laugh, though, because it is so much easier to get a lot of things done when your boss isn't in. (g) At least, that's what it feels like, sometimes. I felt productive today--busy without being overwhelmed by work. That's the way I like it.

For Catholics: Do you ever find yourself, when eating alone, saying the grace prayer in the plural instead of the singular? ("Bless us, oh Lord, and these thy gifts" instead of "Bless me, oh Lord, and these thy gifts")

I was saying grace over lunch today and realized that I was using the plural, because that's what I grew up with.

Two Alleys: I'm working on an entry in ta_paulgraves. It feels so unbelievably good to write about him again! And it's in third person!

Lunch: A baked potato, loaded with everything. :D Mmmmm.

Current Mood: workingworking

Did you get that email I sent you? What did you think?

Sarah--I haven't seen a thing. Could you resend it to aerdensrw@yahoo.com ?

I might be able to read it while I have phone duty.



DId you get the Anders one?

About the question for Catholics, sure, I always say "Bless us..." The prayer isn't just for those who are right there with you. Same logic with the Episcopalian version, "Bless oh lord these gifts to our use, and us to thy service." Us is all of the faithful, not only those immediately present.

Bill--That makes a lot of sense. I had always just thought 'us' referred to the group sharing the meal, rather than to all the faithful. Good point. Thanks!


Consider it duly re-sent

Sarah--Hehehe! Ephram Young and I are rather flummoxed at the idea of a red-headed Shrove who calls people 'you silly sod,' is married, doesn't have a raven, and gets into arguments. (g)

Excellent post between you and Suse!