14 April 2008

Inescapable Words

Even when you leave the church, some oft repeated phrases stay with you forever. The one that for some reason is forever embedded in my consciousness, and which I sometimes invoke in slightly modified form when I want to convey obsequious formality, is this one:

It is indeed right and salutary that we should in all times and in all places give thanks . . .

I don't know why this phrase stuck while others have grown obscure in my memory.

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