Has Mission Sunday become Miss In Sunday?

Today Mission Sunday is celebrated the world over. We are  called to imitate the original missionary Christ who rode on a donkey , stayed in  a tent and lived in the desert which had no proper toilet facilities. When push came to shove Christ was blunt enough to throw out the merchants from the temple and argue his point before the council of priests.

Two thousand years down the line we are called to imitate him . Alas what has become of mission sunday.

Today the princes of the Church roam about in high end cars. One indian prince accused of rape was seen roaming in a  BMW and stayed in a starred hotel as reported widely in the secular press.

Today knighthoods are sold for 5000 pounds.

Are sainthoods also for sale?From 1565 to 1958 only two popes were canonized namely Popes Pious V and Pious X, however from 1963 to 2005 we have 3 questionable popes canonized. Are these Tatkal canonisations? Till today Fr. Agnel has not been declared a saint. Is he  less holy that the others or has something else happened?

Christ was born in manger and lived in the desert. Today the majority of  princes are born in something worse or slightly better than a manger but now live in air conditioned rooms having high class flooring and having high end gadgets and cars.

Christ never addressed woman privately, todays princes want dialogue confession in their rooms and want to imitate another so called prince who started something called ”  an  hour with the shepherd” which probably was the hunting ground.

Christ never did business, todays princes are directors of companies.

Christ was transparent to the core and took decisions , today woman are being blackmailed and the seal of the confessional is broken. No action is taken and complaints made to Church authorities are deliberately swept under the carpet.

Sadly the reality is Mission Sunday has become Miss in Sunday and the meaning of mission has changed from Christs original mission.

 

A.M.Sodder

 

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Bombay Laity Ezekiel’s Chapter 3 Task as Watchman 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 18 When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for[b] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.
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2 Responses to Has Mission Sunday become Miss In Sunday?

  1. mathewsophia says:

    i agree with most part of your article…..but you spoke about 3 popes being canonised, you sure who they really were?? secondly i hope you dont question the sacrament of confession….and also that many priests anf nuns are slogging in the missions areas…

  2. Robert DSouza says:

    The present mission of the Church is to shield clerics in order to avoid a scandal,no matter what the costs or action or inaction.
    Recent distressing developments in such large scale have demoralised the faithful and left them ashamed. The Archdiocese has no qualms in stating that there’s no impact on the collections. The amount of monies used as an indicator to express the support of the faithful is itself so utterly disgusting. Can we equate collection with the level of faith? This posture reveals where the priority lies!
    As one OCD cleric from St Joseph Church, Mira Road which is under investigation from the Office of The Asst.Charity Commissioner, Thane remarked some months back, ‘It does not matter if few Catholics leave the Church ‘.
    This remark will come to haunt in the future; the signs of which is just beginning to rear it’s head.

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