I am not much of a Catholic and I do visit different denominations of various Christian churches, congregation around the world.
However, I was astonished with a strange and unhealthy observation at our local Roman Catholic Church. I had reached the mass late, so I decided not to get the front seats in order to avoid any distractions to people sitting in the front rows. So I opted to take the last row seats. There was a group of teenage boys and girls in the last row, seated nearby me. They were not interested in the service of mass and were busy passing comments on other people in the church. These teenagers were also busy passing on some songs from each others mobile phones via Bluetooth. I wonder if they were told that a church was the right place for recreation time.
I was angry and I wanted to rebuke them, but then I thought that I just need to see what’s worse going to happen.
Then the moment came when the priest said “Lets pray the Lords prayer which he taught us in his own words”. That was the Lord Jesus Christ’s prayer to God the father, “Our Father who art in heaven…” Alarmingly these teenagers were making mockery of the Lords prayer and they prayed OUR FATHER 47…….and the words got worse, I really don’t intend to write here, and thereafter what happened between those teenagers and myself is also not worth writing here.
I wonder why do teenagers behave and disrespect God, Is it because of the society, fashion, movies, Television, or is it just because their parents are too selfish to teach them real meaning of life and love for God or interest in Faith.