I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
(If only people could be forced to forget their prejudices)
So I used to altar-serve at my old church in Oman for evening mass. One day during communion time, IT happened. I was stepping down the stairs of the altar with a plate that’s used just in case the bread slips from the priest’s hand or something. I don’t know how but somehow that plate just slipped right out of my hand and fell BAM on the floor. The sound was so loud that it echoed a couple of times. At the time I was so shocked that I just stood there and stared. Then someone picked up the plate and gave it to me. I went ahead and held it for the priest.
Now that I think about it? I’m just glad that the plate had been plastic and not glass -__-
I always remember my church in Muscat, Oman with fondness.
There were so many things that I loved about that church. I loved the masses that were held. I loved singing. I loved alter-serving. But most of all I loved the children’s room.
Whoever came up with the idea of a soundproof room just for parents with young children was a GENIUS. But the best part was that it was RIGHT next to the altar aka right next to HIM. hehe. Usually, I stood with the general population of churchgoers or as an altar server. But I loved going to that room because of all the cute babies that were there. I always ended up smiling and making funky faces at babies.
I always felt like I shouldn’t be there. It’s hilarious that the reason was because I thought I was a bit too old for the room. I even tried by best to not get distracted by the babies…….(I though G-d might get angry)…….but they were too cute for a 5-year old to handle. Now that I look back now I feel like I was really serious about church as a kid. ^.^ I can at least say that I felt closer to Him when I was younger. Perhaps, that might happen again :D
Anyways, all in all, churches should take my old church as an example and build that kind of room because children should be the closest to Him.