A lot of people talk about receiving the Precious Blood from a communal cup and the risk of illness because of the germs. Now, one must keep in mind the classic replies to that concern: that it’s a metal chalice filled with alcohol and that the lip of the cup is wiped and turned, etc.
Well, has anyone ever considered the germs that must live in the stagnant water of a holy water font? I’d venture to say that perhaps some people’s mouths are…cleaner than their hands.
Unless the church has a big font that keeps the water circulating, it’s anyone’s guess what’s living and there and everyone’s just dipping their fingers and hands right in.
Isn’t that worse?