Is there a problem for us using our left hand?
I saw a video of a muslim cleric/shiekh explaining that satan, in Islam, eats with his left hand ; therefore muslims are obliged to eat with their right.I thought this video was quite amusing; until I went to the Coptic Orthodox Church.
I went to have the Holy Communion once, and was carrying my son in my left hand (its the most stable). The priest asked me to carry him on my right hand.
What is this??? What kind of spirituality is this???
Then, on another occasion, a small kid went up to take some bread from the priest at the end of the liturgy and he took it with his left hand. The priest then took the microphone and asked everyone to teach their kids to receive the blessed bread with their right hands.
Is this really our faith? Does this have anything to do with Christianity?? Isn't this going a bit too far????
Should the priest be concerned about these things? To be honest with you, it really makes our faith look stupid (at least for those who do not understand it or are new to it).
I'm sure someone will come and explain to us the spiritual meaning behind receiving the bread with their left hand, but even if there is a spiritual meaning - if someone is left handed, does it really matter to the point of stopping the person from communion???