EL CONSUMONUESTRO de cada día from Uruguay

Juan Damian brings a chilling interpretation to words so familiar sometimes we do not hear them. In contrast to the common prayer of society as he hears it, the original of the prophet from Nazareth is a profound rebuke.

EL CONSUMONUESTRO
de cada día

Consumo nuestro
que eres el cielo,
celebrado sea
tu globalizado poder;
venga el reino
de tus promociones,
hágase tu voluntad
así en la casa
como en los shoppings.
La oferta nuestra
de cada día,
dánosla hoy;
perdona nuestras deudas
como nosotros
pagamos en fecha.
Y no nos dejes caer
en el ahorro
más líbranos
del poder
de no comprar.
Amén.

Juan Damián (Uruguay)

Our consumption who is in heaven,
celebrated is your globalized power;
May the kingdom
of your advertising come,
may your will be done
here in the home as it is in the malls.
Give to us today
our daily offerings,
and forgive our debts
as we pay up on time,
And do not let us fall into saving,
but deliver us,
O deliver us, from the power
not to buy.

Amen.

Trans. Katie Fiegenbaum

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