Sunday, December 04, 2005

Quick! Send this to 10 people!

Ok, I go on record as officially hating those emails! I have learned to tolerate the ones that say such drivel as, "your luck will improve if you send this email to 10 people right away." I may reply to the original sender if the body of the email itself is funny, or witty or whatever. But I never send it to 10 people.

I just got one that not only insisted I send it along to 10 other people, but said that my wish would come true if I did, and...that the opposite would happen if I didn't!

So, now, these bothersome spam-emails-from-friends are threatening us?!?

Instead, let's remember Jesus' words:

Matthew 21:22

And all things whatsoever you shall ask in prayer believing, you shall receive.

4 comments:

Carmel said...

I can't stand those either, firstly, I don't know whether to believe half the stories, some are meant to be inspirational, but if it's an inspirational lie, is it worth getting all inspired over? And when they say stuff like the bad luck will happen, that's just silly, but having said that, there are many people who would feel threatened by that, for example, the superstitious.
Either way, I don't send them either and I do get them from time to time. :) great scripture and AMEN!

4HisChurch said...

" but if it's an inspirational lie, is it worth getting all inspired over? "

I wonder that myself. The Urban Legend is alive and well on the internet!

Saint Peter's helpers said...

I get these too, sometimes it comes with a prayer to St. Therese. A chain letter is a form of superstition because attached to it is an underlying belief in magic (after a certain number of days...poof! something will happen). This goes against the teaching of the Church and the first commandment. I've seen only one parish put a sign up to warn parishioners of these things.

4HisChurch said...

That's a great idea--to have a sign (or maybe a bulletin insert) warning parishioners of the dangers of these superstitions.

It is definately disturbing when St. Therese is used for this. When I get *those* I always reply back that St. Therese is one of my favorite saints. It surprises me to get the St. T. e-mails from people who have never been Catholic or even Christian.

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