Monday, September 08, 2014

I'm just going to seat here, staring and will stop hating.. As If I can, If God told us to love each other, to love our enemies and persecutors which is quite impossible. How can we follow Him?  What's the secret of those Christians leaders and members. 

A friend shared something on Facebook, It's not about hating though, It's about a scenario in a Church. Here what happens, 

Aug 31, around 3:30 pm i attended a baptismal ceremony at the EDSA SHRINE. When i arrived, it was already in the middle of the ceremony were these cute little angels with thier parents and godparents were standing in the middle of the altar. I notice that the priest was mad and his tone is somehow irritated. Reason? the parents are not responding "Amen" loud enough as what the priest wanted them to do. Im shocked when the priest stated "kanina ko pa kayo sinasabihan na lakasan ang pagsabi ng AMEN pagkatpos buhusan ng tubig sa ulo mga anak nyo pero para kayong walang boses. Sana wag lumaki ang mga anak nyo na katulad nyo na matitigas ang ulo!". A moment of silence.
It was my godson's turn to be baptized. The priest said "glory be to the father, to the son and to the holy spirit", EVERYONE responded with amen. At that same moment the priest said "naknang kanina ko pa kayo sinasabihan na lakasan ang amen! Bahala n kayo s buhay nyo!", the priest walked-out. Another moment of silence. I approached the assistant of the priest and asked "Excuse me, what happened? Will he still finish the ceremony? I felt humiliated when this guy responded with "Kanina pa kasi kayo sinsbhan n sumagot ng malakas na amen hindi nyo magawa! Titigas ng ulo nyo! Then i replied with "wag kang sumigaw, ngtatanong lng ako". This guy (in the picture below) furiously shouted back at me and said "Gusto mo ikaw kumausap kay father!!! Punthan mo!! Sino ka ba?!! I opted to reply with "isa ako sa mga ninong. Wag kang sumigaw. Nagtatanong lng ako. You're so rude! Then he responded with "Rude? Eh d ikaw pumunta kay father, tangnang to"
I was about to respond when a girl (one of the godparents) reacted "Excuse me, he was just asking what will happen. He just asked you in a nice way, man. You're not supposed to serve the church if ur attitude is like that, Bastos ka!
This guy did not react and left to call the priest back. When the priest got back, he tried to finish the baptismal ceremony in the fastest way he could. After the priest stated the final blessing, he had his last words "o ayan tpos na, magsialis na kayong lahat"
That was very frustrating event. I can hardly imagine we have these people rudely serving GOD, churches and our people. I would say this is just a manifestation that Devil can always disguise into an immaculate Angel."

I'm not sure if this thing really happens. but what bothers me is my friend's reaction to it. "that's why i don't like going to church any more.  i rather pray and talk to god at home.

Is the church really filled with hypocrites and evil people instead of holy ones?
Well, church should be the best place for comfort, love and compassion. What happened to the baptism? Really? 

What I know now is we're all sinners. We hate people in any other way, we do bad things and we have bad attitudes. The priest on the scene might be having a really bad day or he's really on disguise but 1 thing is for sure.. No one's perfect, not our priests, pastors and bishops. and we can enumerate other people's "evilness" and we might end up with an endless list.

Good thing we have a perfect Savior, that no matter how sinful we are. He loved us and He prove it by dying on the Cross. If we could just respond to that wonderful love. 

"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8


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