Sanitize and remove the log of corruption from your eye—Sunny Fernandes
Yesterday as I entered the Church for Sunday mass, I dipped my hand in the font at the entrance to sign myself with holy water, but there was no holy water.
Yesterday for the first time in my life I was forced to receive communion in my hand.
All lay ministers who administer communion, used to wash their fingers in holy water, now washed with sanitizers. Wondering was the sanitizer blessed? The irony was these lay ministers were administered communion in the mouth. So was there sanitized communion for them?
Why all this sudden change and theatrics? It is Corona Virus a pandemic for which precaution is taken. If that is so close the Church for few weeks. That will not be done as donations will stop and maybe donations to the Church is immune to Coronai Virus, but Holy Water is and so is Communion administered in the mouth.
Now the cross cannot be kissed during Lenten Season, but you bow in front of it. So am I fearing the Lord, who I worshipped all my life or is my Lord weak in front of a virus.
I was taught that if I had faith of that of a mustard seed, I could command a mountain to move and it would. Here a virus which is much smaller than a mustard seed cannot be avoided, and we are made to believe that we can move mountains. Yes my faith is not just weak infact I lack it completely, so is it the same with everyone and especially the clergy too? Is their faith also weak and they dont have like me that they have to be sanitized. Will they don clinical safety suits instead of cassock next?
Peter was proclaimed as the rock upon which the Church is built i.e. the Vatican. Even the Vatican is not spared of the Corona Virus? So is the rock the foundation of the Church weakening due to a virus?
So how would new borns be baptized going forward? Like Eucharistic wine, will there be Baptism water now made available and sold as a new revenue generation.
Will there be no sprinkling of holy water and would be the priest waving his hand to the audience as blessing
Now that we cannot touch Christ, I am wondering will HE be touching us as now HIS dilemma is not the weight of our sins but the weight of a virus.
Is this a message from God to the Church and it’s leaders, Its time to sanitize and remove the log of corruption from your eye, or face the virus which cannot be seen by the naked eye