Piano di Sorrento, a pizza … with the scent of incense
Piano di Sorrento. After two years the procession of the Corpus Domini returns to walk the city streets between faith and emotion. A community moment long awaited by the faithful, one of the main solemnities of the liturgical year of the Catholic Church. After the Holy Mass, a consecrated host is carried in procession, enclosed in a monstrance protected by a canopy and exposed to public adoration: Jesus is adored alive and true, present in the Blessed Sacrament.
A moment of faith that must be lived with adoration and respect because in that moment Jesus really passes through our streets.
After the Holy Mass concelebrated in parish pitch of Mortorale five Carottese brotherhoods they marched through the streets to then reach the Basilica of San Michele Arcangelo for the solemn blessing.
Many have decorated the balconies with precious embroidered blankets and they launched flower petals at the passage of Jesus the Eucharist. Many have lowered their heads or knelt at the moment of the passage as a sign of faith and there was no lack of shining eyes of those who return to live such a strong moment after two years of waiting.
But there are also those who have not in the least respected the passage of the Eucharist showing indifference as well as rudeness. On the central Corso Italia, a few meters from Piazza Cota, while the religious procession silently walked along the main street of the city, a waiter did not want to stop and wait for the procession to end to reach the square and the customers who were waiting for him on one of the footrests installed. And so, holding a plate with a steaming pizza, the waiter decided to pass in the middle of the procession heedless of the solemnity of the moment.
A gesture that denotes how much the value of the god of money you overcome everything. A lack of respect and I would almost say a “sacrilegious” gesture that absolutely must be condemned. A gesture that caused a sense of annoyance in those who saw it and felt hurt by so much bravado and rudeness.
After all, it was enough to wait a few minutes and then pass quietly.
Perhaps to some it will seem like a minor detail, a lightness. In reality this is not the case because it is as if, during a Holy Mass, a waiter enters the church with a pizza while the moment of consecration is lived on the altar. So tell me? Is it really a simple lightness?