Xosé Manuel Lence, the vicar in A Ramallosa, a tied hamlet or parish of Nigrá and, in the Pontevedra province, since 2013, became fed-up with constant band tones during Holy Mass, therefore he put this sign on the particular church door:
“ On entering this cathedral, it’ s possible you’ lmost all hear ‘ God calling’. ”
“ But it’ s not very likely he’ ll be calling a person on your mobile. ”
“ Thank you for changing off your phone. ”
“ If you want to speak with God, enter, find a quiet part and talk to him. ”
The final message was obviously a serious nod to safe traveling, which, said Father Lence, had been “ mainly in jest”.
He wrote: “ In order to see God, send him the WhatsApp message while you’ lso are driving. ”
Dad Lence said it was “ a genial reminder”, and felt that humour was the way to do it. But this individual was not expecting to see it doing the models on Twitter, gaining hundreds of “ shares” and thousands of “ likes”, as well as several hundred comments, almost all positive.
At least Tweets users gave Father Lence the ‘ bravo’ for his incidental road-safety message, when sharing an image of the sign.