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

Sunny Fernandes

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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

  1. John Menezes says:

    Cafe Leopold on S. Bhagatsingh Road, Colaba, Mumbai, which is patronized by many foreigners,maintains that Corona Virus passes from hand to hand and a staff member pours a sanitizer on the palms of the hand of every customer on entry and taking a seat at a table.

  2. Bea Rocker says:

    During Lent there is no water in the fonts as we enter Church. As for the other stuff, I think we are all in a panic because of the mainstream media saying things that make us much more scared. Do you live in America? Make God keep you safe.

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