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.