Skip to comments.Churchgoers urged to avoid communion wine and shaking hands if they have 'coughs and sneezes' in coronavirus warning
Posted on 02/14/2020 3:54:19 AM PST by rdl6989
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Some years ago I quit shaking hands pretty much altogether. I have an auto immune condition for one thing. And, frankly shaking the hands of EVERY ONE I met just seems weird to me. Sometimes I curtsy, (I’m female) sometimes I lift my arm to bump elbows....heck I’ll even give someone a hug...I tell people I shake hands only when I’m making contract, or if it’s winter I’ll say “it’s flu season”. Many people are put off by this, but I’m old enough not to care. A few appreciate it.
You are right, it’s called common sense.
A babbling brook is closer to God than a man made church building. Communion wine is also a symbol. One can praise God on your own back porch just as well and not pass along or catch an illness. These days, church service and Bible study can be viewed on phones.
Ash Wednesday is in 12 days. That’s another church day people may want to stay home on.
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