There have been some, shall we say, unusual side effects of the world being in lockdown. Like goats running rampage in abandoned towns, people doing aerobics on their front steps, and, er, priests squirting holy water at their congregations out of plastic water pistols.
While people around the world have been social distancing and staying home, places of worship have been closed. But that hasn’t stopped some priests finding a creative way to continue to bless their flock.
Father Timothy Pelc, a priest in Detroit was snapped shooting holy water into worshipper’s car windows, while others have been photographed performing socially-distanced baptisms with a toy water pistol as an important prop.
Here are a few of the best:
Uhhhhh pic.twitter.com/Bx0yBYWCbw— Wokus Dei (@wokus_dei) May 24, 2020
Can't help but applaud this priest's innovative idea to bless worshipers. Social distancing has meant holy water blessings via water pistol. 📷: Jeff Barnaby. pic.twitter.com/f4Aok1BszT— news.com.au (@newscomauHQ) May 16, 2020
if we only keep one thing from this pandemic, i hope it’s priests with water pistols pic.twitter.com/2LNCjqEFtc— beth (@bethbourdon) May 24, 2020
Have you seen these weird and creative ways people are social distancing around the world right now?