Rebekah Scott said:My first reaction? "Oh ferChrissakes!" How utterly Presbyterian of them!
I think if you get a fatal illness from taking the sacraments, you at LEAST get a "Get Out of Purgatory Free" card! (or a Compostela, whichever comes first.) Communion is a wonderful strengthening tonic for body and soul, and should not be meddled with, thank you much Mister Bishop!
I had a week ago what would this week be considered a case of probable Swine Flu. It was devastating. I´m not making light of other peoples´ sufferings, and from what I have read I know that I will probably be a fatality if the really bad stuff comes along (I have asthma.) Still, life is only what we have right here, right now. Someday some germ or trauma is gonna take all of us out.
Meantime, we can´t let fear control us.
Get out there and WALK, you pilgrims!