Absolution Perhaps this is all I deserve And I should expect more For penance has to be paid To those my love I swore Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 4 thoughts on “Absolution” Add yours As a student of theology and Biblical languages, the idea of penance drives me crazy. It was a bad translation of the original Greek that made absolution into something its not. But as poetry (and potentially as a personal story for you or someone you know), this is a well written and reflective piece. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you my friend. You’re too kind as always. I’m not an exponant the reward / penance mindset either. I may have a wee penchant for karmic theory, if anything, but I would have to bow to your superior knowledge on all things theological. This was, as you identify, simply a case where a modern understanding of the words fit the overall tone of the peice. I hope anyway… 🖤 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I hope I didn’t come across as attacking you. You definitely have the correct definition/understanding of the English word which did fit the tone of the piece. No issue there 🙂 The original Greek word is more in line with repenting and not “doing penance”. I won’t fill your comment section with the difference between the two definitions (there’s quite a bit.) So I certainly can’t blame you for something some translators messed up on 😆 LikeLiked by 1 person You didn’t come across that way at all my friend. I have never felt attacked by any of your comments – even those in response to some of my more deliberately provocative rants on organised religion. I’m all up for healthy conversations / debates / philosophising of any kind as, at the end of day, we’re all just guessing anyway… Glad I got the literal definition/understanding of the word right though. Not doing that would have wounded me more than anything! 🤪🖤 LikeLike Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.