Que Dios nos agarre confesados

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Here is the sentence from [url=http://www.diariodemexico.com.mx/'module=displaystory&story_id=55994&format=html]this article[/url]. Y, si entramos a la crisis profunda como parece ser, 'que Dios nos agarre confesados', señalaron los economistas Laleo Mcgregor, Sergio Monter y Enriqueta Maya,

OK, I get that this must be an idiom basically meaning something like "God help us!", but could someone please explain the syntax? It sounds like he is saying, "That God would wrench confessions from us!", which hardly sounds like something that we would wish for.

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updated OCT 13, 2008
posted by Natasha

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Heidita said:

In Spain we say: ...que nos pille confesados..

... or "nos coja confesados", but we all know the problem with this verb in some countries.

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posted by lazarus1907
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What do you mean', I am usually rite.......jo,jo, jo as we say up north.......
May your soul reach heaven, before the diablo knows you are dead, similar to the title sentence
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Gus has got it right this time. It is literally saying "May God take us after we have confessed." This extrapolates to "I hope we are all ready to die," which in turns extrapolates to the English version Natasha gave. The agarrar here doesn't mean to wrench confessions from us, but to yank us up to heaven.

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posted by 00769608
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In Spain we say: ...que nos pille confesados..

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posted by 00494d19
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James Santiago said:

Gus has got it right this time. It is literally saying "May God take us after we have confessed." This extrapolates to "I hope we are all ready to die," which in turns extrapolates to the English version Natasha gave. The agarrar here doesn't mean to wrench confessions from us, but to yank us up to heaven.

Wow. And I was feeling better about the stock market today, until now . . .

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updated OCT 13, 2008
posted by Natasha
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Gus has got it right this time. It is literally saying "May God take us after we have confessed." This extrapolates to "I hope we are all ready to die," which in turns extrapolates to the English version Natasha gave. The agarrar here doesn't mean to wrench confessions from us, but to yank us up to heaven.

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posted by 00bacfba
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Eddy said:

Gus said:

It means that if one is going thru a crisis, hopefully you have conffesed your sins. To die with a clear conciece.Catholics confess their sins to a priest, and he pardons your sins in the name of God. I love been a Catholic,because I can sin to my hearth content

on Friday and go to the church on Sundays to confess and be pardoned. This was a joke.

It may be joke Gus, but there are quite a few Catholics who actually apply this theory.

And Protestants too, but they can skip the priest part. (Don't anyone take this too seriously.)

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posted by Natasha
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Gus said:

It means that if one is going thru a crisis, hopefully you have conffesed your sins. To die with a clear conciece.Catholics confess their sins to a priest, and he pardons your sins in the name of God.

I love been a Catholic,because I can sin to my hearth content

on Friday and go to the church on Sundays to confess and be pardoned. This was a joke.

It may be joke Gus, but there are quite a few Catholics who actually apply this theory.

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posted by Eddy
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Natasha said:

Eddy said:

I think it means that may God grasp or catch or eventually somehow get hold of or hear about our confessions.

OK, got it. Something like "God hear our plea." Thanks!!

That sounds about right.

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posted by Eddy
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I think it has something to do with the Catholic faith. You know how they have to go to confession to be absolved? Well it's like saying, "May God find us after confession." Maybe it's their version of "May God have mercy on us"''? By the way, there's no accent on Dios [see title]. =)

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posted by LadyDi
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It means that if one is going thru a crisis, hopefully you have conffesed your sins. To die with a clear conciece.Catholics confess their sins to a priest, and he pardons your sins in the name of God.

I love been a Catholic,because I can sin to my hearth content
on Friday and go to the church on Sundays to confess and be pardoned. This was a joke.

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posted by 00769608
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Eddy said:

I think it means that may God grasp or catch or eventually somehow get hold of or hear about our confessions.

OK, got it. Something like "God hear our plea." Thanks!!

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posted by Natasha
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I think it means that may God grasp or catch or eventually somehow get hold of or hear about our confessions.

updated OCT 13, 2008
posted by Eddy