THE STORY BEHIND THE WHITE "SUTANA"


HIDING


This happened when I was still at the seminary.

MORNING Mass - Homily:

Priest: "One of the mental patient at the mental hospital shouted to a group of seminarians having their pastoral exposure there... WHY ARE YOU HIDING IN THAT WHITE SUTANA?" 

(Photo above from the net)


The message was clear... why people hide their true selves with good appearance/s? In this scenario, it's more shameful because people are using God to hide their true identity, to hide their sinfulness. Why not confess it to God (through a priest of course) and be cleanse from sin.

Yes the story was TOUCHING.

While giving 'PUDING', a type or bread, to the mental patients during OUR pastoral exposure at the mental hospital, a patient asked me: "Ngano nagsuot ka anang puti nga sanina? (why are you wearing that white 'dress' - referring to the Alb/Sutana I was wearing)"



I WAS ASHAMED... :(

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