If you've read my column at all over the last year or so you know I have little patience for the change in the eucharistic prayer from "for all" to "for many". And if you're wondering what the heck I'm talking about, it's during the prayer over the cup:
Take this, all of you, and drink from it.The reason they're changing it: the New Testament text from which it's taken literally says "for many", not "for all". So, it's a correction. The problem is, it sounds like we're suddenly rolling back God's plan of salvation. You know how we used to say God loves everybody, is interested in everybody, regardless of what they believe or ever did or what not? Well, now we're thinking, not so much. He'd settle with a good 30-50%.
This is my blood, given up for you and for all
so that sins may be forgiven.