"Lead us not into temptation" means we do not walk alone.
"Lead us not into temptation" means we do not walk alone. We walk with others. We are communal. Abba is our inner leader but only if we choose Abba. Otherwise we follow others. Lead us not into temptation is like saying to someone, Hey, I don't want to go there. It is also saying that temptation is a fact of life. Sometimes constant, most often real. Temptation is the state of desiring what can harm. Whether substances or domination or foolish risk. Abba is so present within us that the more you recognize the reality and converse with Abba, the more you are aware that out of the mystery of all there is a person who is universal and in all who call upon him, beyond all religions and creeds. This Abba leads us by inviting us to become our own leader of ourselves. Mindful. Tolerant. Democratic. Helpful. And without idolatry aka obsessive fandom or fixed ideology.
Frangoulis and Theodorakis are joined by musicians, including two bouzouki players, and a very large audience that is completely familiar with the words. The audience joins in at Frangoulis' prompt.
This is my very favorite Theodorakis melody. Those who know Theodorakis only for his "Zorba" music are in for a treat. When I was in Athens in 1966, for a short period of study with Constantinos Doxiadis, I knew nothing of Theodorakis. But about five years later, my friend Irene Vassos sang "Sto perigiali" to us. I have never gotten the tune out of my mind.
Later, when Irene joined our group to form a travelling company performing "New Rain", I learned to pick out a …
To counter the invidious efforts of Karl Rove and the Brothers Koch, simple videos of everyday people expressing gratitude for specific results from specific things that the President has achieved will create a signature response that will turn the tables on the Super PACs.
There could be an intro that flags lies distortions and anonymous attacks as unreal and even criminal and a cut to what is real, recognizable and not anonymous I am (name). I have lived here in (name) for (time). Thanks to (President Obama's (name) Act ... and so forth for ten seconds. Close with a continuation of the story narrated over evocative images and simple acoustic music.
This would be a fantastic way to counter the attacks on the President. For every specific attack, a video that shows the truth. And grass roots people who intend to vote for the President.