The Lord BE with you?

Question: 

Our pastor says all the time "The Lord IS with you..." and this just doesn't seem right. Is there any way to tell him to stop?

--Peeved in Pittsburgh

Answer: 

As you note, this is not the appropriate liturgical greeting. The greeting is not a statement of fact but a wish. This is why the church has always had it in the subjective form in English and other languages.

Let's pray for your pastor!

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