Mmm. Sitter og skriver andakter til Vårt Land og må bare dele tre av mine yndlingspavesitater i originalversjon.
I Vårt Land er jeg nødt for å oversette disse tre fantastiske sitatene til norsk. Her er imidlertid fullversjonen, uten at et fnugg har blitt lost in translation:
«It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is He who reads in your heart your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle.
It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.» (Pave Johannes Paul II)
“Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” (Pave Johannes Paul II)
«Dear friends, may no adversity paralyze you. Be afraid neither of the world, nor of the future, nor of your weakness. The Lord has allowed you to live in this moment of history so that, by your faith, his name will continue to resound throughout the world.» (Pave Benedikt XVI)