Friday, May 2, 2008

Holy Cheaters

Isn't cheating a sin? Cheating on people is also like cheating on God. Isn't it quite a shame if God's servants and prime followers are cheaters themselves? Isn't it disgraceful and appalling to fiddle on people while a crucifix hangs on your neck? And what could be worse than taking advantage of people while wearing a ring that signifies your lifetime union with God? I know I'm being harsh. But, I am just perturbed by this.

When I was still a child I used to regard nuns very highly, but this deference changed later on. I have been working for this congregation of nuns, uhm, not really for them, but for the establishment managed by them. At the start, they seem good and concerned, but later on their real colors eventually just prevailed. They have not justified their vocation, well... as far as I.., and the other employees are concerned.

As what I know, nuns must show selflessness in their acts. That is what God taught us, and they should have been good role models and show this virtue to the whole humanity. Apparently, they have not, and they even prove the contrary. What they have demonstrated to us is how good businesswomen they are. You know, just concerned of the profits, and all that. They even nitpick on other people and..., believe it or not, backbite and say ill things on other people's back. Oh well, it seems like it has become their way of life. They even say silly things among themselves.

Generosity is a virtue one must possess- sharing what you have and giving out to the poor. I just don't know if they are even a bit concerned about this. It has become a tradition to the establishment to celebrate Christmas and New Year through a mass at their small chapel. After the mass, people got used to feasting over the little preparation these nuns prepared. But it seems that they grew tired of sharing their abundant blessings to their own employees when one Christmas, they decided to not prepare anything. The reason? They are afraid at the thought that it would become a custom and people will look forward to it, and that would just mean, they will have to spend some of their "hard-earned" money to feed these people during Christmas eves. That's just horrendous, isn't it?

There was a time when one of their employees requested for a pack of carbon papers because they no longer have supply for their office. And this nun (who is known for talking on walls instead of the person concerned), gave the employee a stern look, gave her a box of carbon papers, and after this employee left, she kept on talking to the walls again, murmuring to herself nonsense things about the employee and the carbon paper. (Whew, I didn't know they can also be this petty).

Never did I imagine that nuns also cheat on other people. That is, if you call not giving employees the right salary and benefits that they deserve a form of cheating. Anyway, these are just some instances. There are still a lot that I prefer not to mention here. I am appalled just by the thought of it, you know. I will never cry over spilled milk- meaning, what I experienced is never that trivial. I can still vividly remember some of their atrocious acts, but I'd rather not write it here. I will spare you some of the details, for now. I'll write about it when I'm ready.

7 comments:

Vincent Bautista said...

that is a sad truth. They may be considered holy people but at the end of the day they are no different from us because they also sin. Ok all men sin so they can't be exempted from sin.

But it is quite sad that they don;t pay their employees right, they not only sin against society but they also sin against God.

janj said...

Thanks Vincent... Yeah, guess you're right... men are sinners by nature...

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kerslyn said...

sis, they're also people....pretending to be perfect in the eyes of mankind. wala naman talagang difference. Think about the schools that are run by them or mga kabaro nila in which tuition fee increases every now and then but the teachers are receiving very LOW salary. seems they are using their status as "SERVANTS of GOD" to take advantage of other people coz people wouldn't think that they, too, are CHEATERS in their own way...patago nga lang.

Ozy said...

They learned from the Spaniards.

Religion is a social thing anyway.

fred'lyn said...

sorry to disappoit you sis, but that's just how and what it is. We can't just expect them to be CLEAN, PURE, and HOLY because they're nuns! no one's perfect and they're never an exception. Though some are just too impossible to deal with, still others are living their bows to the best that they can.