THE LORD’S PRAYER
Each is a shoot-from-the-hip kind of guy, and this characteristic has gained each an enormous, loyal following. Unfortunately, it also inclines them to say things that aren’t fully thought out, that spur the media to wild speculations, and that make people go a little nuts.
Francis’ recent remark about the Lord’s Prayer — or as Catholics call it, the Our Father — is a prime example. Hysteria reigns over the expectation that he’s going to change the one prayer which virtually all Christians (and quite a few non-Christians) know by heart.