Kinds of People We Hate Seeing In Church
By Meg Santibanez
Like any establishment, the church also expects its patrons to follow certain decorum and etiquette. It’s church! And nothing is more annoying than seeing someone who is seemingly unaware of where they are because of how they act. These are the kinds of people we….are really not too fond of seeing in church (Hate is too strong a word. God would not approve.)
8. The Inappropriate One
We want to look sharp with a suit and tie during a wedding. We wear our favorite bikinis in the beach. We dress based on the occasion, and that also applies during mass in church. And yes, this applies to all genders.
7. The Kids Running Around
Let’s face it, kids can be annoying. It’s just how they are. But seeing them let loose inside a cathedral whose very architecture lends itself to amplifying the tinniest of sounds…we can’t describe it. What’s worse is that the parents of these kids actually let them do it.
6. The Distracted One
The church is an opportune time for people to reflect and have a spiritual encounter through rituals, and not with a phone—unless of course if it’s used to follow the gospel through an app, which does not make sense because the priest is already in front of you.
5. The Line Paranoid
It’s communion time and no one’s rushing. But there’s always that one person who seem too eager to take in the body of Christ. You know what we mean.
4. The Latecomers
It’s probably none of our business if you come in late during mass, but if you arrive when the priest says “the mass has ended”, then why bother showing up?
3. The Sleepyhead
There seems to be one every Sunday. What’s worse is if he’s sitting in the front row and falls asleep while everyone can hear him snore. Best to give this guy a friendly tap to let him know he’s distracting everyone from why we’re all there.
2. The Crying Baby
We can’t hate on a baby. It’s just distracting. The best thing a parent could do is sit on the last so that they can easily access the exit when the crying happens.
1. The Homily Abuser
There are a lot of good homilies but there are also a lot of bad ones. Quoting Archbishop Socrates Villages of Lingayen-Dagupan “’Long, winding, repetitious, irrelevant, unprepared homilies are signs of a sick spiritual life of the priest.’ Sometimes it’s just really frustrating when someone didn’t prepare in advance for their preaching.
What other kinds of people do you hate seeing at the church? Share them with us below!