Thursday, April 30, 2009

Holy Common Sense

As a pastor of a small church (translated one that can ill-afford to have folk stay home in great numbers), I have been truly concerned about how the emerging swine flu epidemic may affect us as well as other churches or places of mass assembly.

The revelation and liberation that comes out of the praise and adoration of true worship and public devotion is an experience that I look forward to on Sunday and one that I need after fighting "principalities and powers" all week long.

However, with the current swine flu problems, it is a good idea to modify the traditional holy ways that we greet and fellowship with the saints, replacing them with contemporary common sense.

A large portion if not a majority of the Old Testament law and regulations when originally given, had to do with implications for personal and public health. So please incorporate the CDC recommendations for swine flu in your worship practices.

Please see Swine Flu, Hygiene, and Holy Communion for several other helpful links.

Get your shout on, but remember that those who stand in God's holy place need not only a pure heart but also CLEAN HANDS. Wash and Wash Often!


MilesPerHour said...

Hey Rev, super post. I know holy water is great but like you said a bit of soap might be a good idea too.

Kymberly said...

Great idea and thanks for sharing that link. I'm sending it to my pastor right now.

Vérité Parlant said...

Sometimes church is the only place some people get their news and health information, so I think you offer good practical advice here.

Every now and then I write on religious issues, most recently in response to woman who said some church folk don't acknowledge that words have power.

As always, it's a pleasure to visit your place, Rev.

msladydeborah said...

Let the church say Amen!

Common sense is one of the gifts that God gave to us all. Now seems to be a good time to use it.