Friday, July 30, 2010

Lord, Have Mercy!

Yeah, let's put Christ in a dispenser and plop Him out for people in order to appease the irrational fears of those who worry about catching germs.  Never mind the fact that those pews haven't been wiped down and sanitized in months, or the fact that you'll be shaking hands with people after the Service, or the fact that those people over there are coughing out germs into the air, or the fact that . . .  Oh, whatever!

HT:  Father Hollywood at Gottesdienst Online


sag said...

What do you do with all the leftover hosts that have been consecrated in the dispenser? Just asking. At least there was an altar. (Which I spelled correctly.)
I just got over a cold. I'm sure I got it from the common cup. Well, probably not because I remember touching the pew and shaking hands and .......

Rev. Thomas C. Messer, SSP said...

The leftover hosts? You take the tube out, put the cap back on, and store 'em to use them next time. Pay attention, would ya? :)

Sorry you had a cold, but glad you're over it.

And, yeah, I'm up late tonight! :)

Dennis Peskey said...

So, does this signal the end of the "laying on of hands" during ordination? How long, oh Lord, how long.

Rev. Thomas C. Messer, SSP said...


No, they'll just come up with some new product which would make that act more sanitary. I can see it now: "Ordination Gloves - because you want to impart the Holy Spirit's blessings upon the man, not infect him with your germs." They could sell these in packs of twenty, with each pair of gloves individually wrapped, of course. :)

How long, indeed?!