Tuesday, October 6, 2009


For so many times, I have mentioned in this blog my liking for Sunday mass. It’s always refreshing whenever I attend weekend church. I know you would agree when I say that weekend Sunday mass re-energizes our soul from the whole week filled of different stress and tiring factors.

But lately, I was disappointed with how the mass in our church proceeds. I am specifically disappointed with the two priests heading the mass. Now, before you raise your eyebrows, let me just say that what I’m going to say here are pure observations of a layman and a normal attendee of a mass. Also, I don’t aim to shed a bad light on my own religion- these are all isolated opinions from an isolated case. (Defensive much? He He He.)

Now, here we go with the stories. Let us tag the two priests as P1 and P2.

P1 would always enter stuffs about the government in his homily. He would actually sound like a radio commentator bursting in surreal madness about the moves and decisions of the current government. I actually checked the “separation of government and church” school thought and then I found it weird that a priest is actually talking about politics.

P2 on the other hand is a very conservative speaker. He would only speak of the current events then marry it to what’s written in the Bible - He is just straightforward, soft and very holy. The only problem is I can’t seem to get the significant points of his homily. I can’t get the point because he’s literally eating his words. I don’t know if it’s the echo or the microphone, but I can hear other mass attendees saying that they too can’t understand P2’s speech.

I don’t aim to disrespect anyone, but I hope in some possible ways the universe will conspire and our church will read this entry in my blog. I want my empowering and refreshing Sunday mass back.


uglykidjoey said...

true true... Priests like P1 make me cringe. Even if their opinion is the same as mine, their words leave a bad taste in my mouth. Sometimes they go overboard and actually spread hate and divisiveness. I hate is when they resort to name calling and even curse just to prove and emphasize their point.

Sad but true.

Leon Koh said...

nice to speak out your opinion..nice blog!