Jesus tells us he will give us the right things to say

Friday, July 13, 2018

Today's Gospel is one that priests often used to joke about... Jesus  tells us not to worry in advance about what we are to say when we are brought before people. He said the right thing to say would be given to us at that time.

Our priest joke dates from the time when we had to study and speak in Latin. Back then, our Lord's saying, "What you are to say will be given to you" in Latin was "dabitur vos."

So, whenever a priest preached a homily without first preparing his words, other priests would remark that he went on the "dabitur."

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