Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Priest’s Sermon

Last night, my family and I attended a funeral mass, a funeral for a very young child God sent to heaven in an early time.

I met the mother’s teary eyes, but she tried smiling in front of us, and the other guests, to acknowledge that we were welcomed. I can sense the acceptance in her face, yet those cries were for how she’s going to miss her son.

The priest appeared soon as we entered the chapel. We were just in time. The room became silent and started the mass.

There was something about me that I have discovered recently. I am starting to love hearing sermons, singing praise songs and doing church service every Sunday. I wasn’t like this before when I was younger. I hate attending mass because it was so boring, I feel sleepy and I don’t understand what the Priest was talking about.
And now, I am admitting that being inside the church is cool, especially the part when the priest is giving sermons, examples and insights. That’s the part when I am really so alive. Why? because it is really interesting.

I remembered last time when the priest had said something about the WISH.

“Wish is like a gravity, you cannot see it, but you can feel it.
It’s like a nuclear power, you cannot see it but you can see the effect of it.
It’s like love that can also attract … “

Then he said more ..

“Do you wish in your wish with the name of Jesus?”

and lastly…

“These wishes will give to you in due time.”

That’s the time when I told myself that I will be forever in God’s side, that he has a lot of good stories to tell that I should always listen to …. and that God is also COOL!

Going back to the funeral mass, the priest had said something that made me more interested in listening.

Just like the wish, this one’s about DEATH.

One day, the priest approached the man crying before the coffin and asked, “Why are you crying?” , “Because he’s not coming back!”, the man’s only reply. The priest frowned and said, “You should be happy. Your tears are supposed to be tears of joy, not tears of sadness. We should all know that this is going to happen, losing the one we love. The only thing that you have to do when that person was still alive was to treasure everything, cared about him and made him feel that you loved him. At least when he was still alive both of you have to do something about it. You won’t be regretful.” Then he ended his story that way.

The lesson the priest wants us to learn is to value life, treasure the moments being with the one you love, and do good things while we are alive.

He also mentioned that let’s not use “dead” to the people who are literally dead because it will sound more sorrowful. instead, use words or phrases like “in peace”, “in heaven”, “in harmony”, where you will feel that it’s alright for that person to leave this earth.

Lastly, the priest had said a lot of good words, too good for the soul, lifting up the spirit of people listening that mass.
Amen
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The Priest’s Sermon

Last night, my family and I attended a funeral mass, a funeral for a very young child God sent to heaven in an early time.

I met the mother’s teary eyes, but she tried smiling in front of us, and the other guests, to acknowledge that we were welcomed. I can sense the acceptance in her face, yet those cries were for how she’s going to miss her son.

The priest appeared soon as we entered the chapel. We were just in time. The room became silent and started the mass.

There was something about me that I have discovered recently. I am starting to love hearing sermons, singing praise songs and doing church service every Sunday. I wasn’t like this before when I was younger. I hate attending mass because it was so boring, I feel sleepy and I don’t understand what the Priest was talking about.
And now, I am admitting that being inside the church is cool, especially the part when the priest is giving sermons, examples and insights. That’s the part when I am really so alive. Why? because it is really interesting.

I remembered last time when the priest had said something about the WISH.

“Wish is like a gravity, you cannot see it, but you can feel it.
It’s like a nuclear power, you cannot see it but you can see the effect of it.
It’s like love that can also attract … “

Then he said more ..

“Do you wish in your wish with the name of Jesus?”

and lastly…

“These wishes will give to you in due time.”

That’s the time when I told myself that I will be forever in God’s side, that he has a lot of good stories to tell that I should always listen to …. and that God is also COOL!

Going back to the funeral mass, the priest had said something that made me more interested in listening.

Just like the wish, this one’s about DEATH.

One day, the priest approached the man crying before the coffin and asked, “Why are you crying?” , “Because he’s not coming back!”, the man’s only reply. The priest frowned and said, “You should be happy. Your tears are supposed to be tears of joy, not tears of sadness. We should all know that this is going to happen, losing the one we love. The only thing that you have to do when that person was still alive was to treasure everything, cared about him and made him feel that you loved him. At least when he was still alive both of you have to do something about it. You won’t be regretful.” Then he ended his story that way.

The lesson the priest wants us to learn is to value life, treasure the moments being with the one you love, and do good things while we are alive.

He also mentioned that let’s not use “dead” to the people who are literally dead because it will sound more sorrowful. instead, use words or phrases like “in peace”, “in heaven”, “in harmony”, where you will feel that it’s alright for that person to leave this earth.

Lastly, the priest had said a lot of good words, too good for the soul, lifting up the spirit of people listening that mass.
Amen
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