On my way back home from work, I happened to stop by a bakery to pick up some goodies. But before I could even lay my eyes on any of the eatables, my eyes were drawn to something I found disturbing. Stuck up on the wall of the bakery, was an animated yet disturbing picture of Jesus lying on the floor ……With people stamping him on the floor.
I quickly read through it ……..
…..And I couldn’t help but write this post to express my views. I don’t intend to offend anyone……Afterall I am entitled to my own view.
I fail to understand the need to create a controversy over how the holy Eucharist should be received. The argument in the picture states that when we receive the communion on hand, it could lead to a few particles falling onto the ground, which if stamped would result a disrespect to Christ.
I don’t buy this argument. What about the microscopic fragments of the communion that might fall off when we receive the communion on our tongue? Isn’t every microscopic particle, even though unseen ….Equally holy?
Another argument was that the hand could be unclean to hold the communion. Does the amount of filth we speak from the tongue, leave the tongue any cleaner than the hands? …….I doubt.
Respect doest come from external etiquettes, it comes from internal reverence and respect.
Nowadays people have almost lost the sense of sin……. It’s OK to gossip, OK to lie, OK to talk filth……And many more things.
So I guess instead wasting time on unnecessary controversies on how the Eucharist should be received, more focus should be on how we could clean ourselves internally and prepare it for the arrival of God.
Until then…..I can only hope that people don’t waste their time and resources for such controversies.