“Do I have to take these forever?”

The events of the last couple days of liturgico-translational hijinx have brought back to mind some medical analogies I gleaned from a physician friend LAL.

What brought this on?  As I posted in another message, about someone’s plaintive wondering if her priest will ever stop saying “The Lord is WITH you!”, I responded that surely, one day, he would.  

A patient once complained to my friend the doctor about a long-term drug therapy being prescribed. 

He exclaimed "Do I have to take these forever??"

"No," she responded. "Just until you die."

I wonder how long we will be asked to swallow the bitter pill forced on us in the translation presently in use?

We know it won’t be forever, but it might feel like it.

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