Sunday, August 28, 2005
Church these days, just ain't the same anymore.
as i was in church, attending mass, fullfilling my sunday duties, my mind wondered off and made me think abt the church these days. it's just different from the way it was then at the times of my parents. well, i couldn't really assure you that it's different from my mother's time, but i can say that it's different when your a teenager. when i was a kid, i use to love to go to church. having the ability to read and knowing how to say most of the prayers was just a delight to me besides singing. now, in church, singing and reciting your prayers during mass is kinda considered a freaky thing to do. go to church, and pay attention to the lips of the teenagers during a hymn or a prayer. can barely find one that moves to the prayer or the hymn. even if u find them moving it's either their talking with their friends or wither just lip-singing. i just don't know what the teenagers are thinking nowadays. i have to admit, that there was a time where i thought rebelling during mass is cool, but then, think again, it's not that cool. now, i don't hesitate to open my mouth at all. i don't care wat other think, as long as i'm in the mass with the Lord. what to do? that's how i think. besides that, teenagers these days also don't sit with their family anymore during mass. in my church, usually, the back part of the church where there are only plastic chairs prepared for those who came late or don't have a place to sit, will always be occupied by the teens. i have no idea as to who made that tradition to sit at the back of the church during mass. but whoever it is, his tradition's here to stay for long. well, i do use to sit with a bunch of frens at the back of the church too. but now, i realised that it was kind of stupid and i stopped doing it. i only sit at the back when it's necessary and if i have to oblige my frens. but other than that, i feel more comfortable sitting with my family. and also i tell myself, "why stand being taunted by thm, when u can sit comfortably and pay attention to mass with my family?" now, my cuzins do it all the time. i hope they will be aware of what they're doing when the time comes. and also, mobile phones are such a pain in a neck in masses these days. every now and then, u'll hear mobile phones going off in the middle of mass resulting to thousand heads turning and screwed up faces! especially the elder citizens. so distracting. and also, the younger generations, texting each other during mass. neglecting the mass. *sighs*. wish it is the way it was.