It was blessing to attend the COYA Skit Competition last night and enjoy the marvellous talent, imagination and humour of the youth of Sydney. All the skits were of remarkabley high quality – I can’t wait for the DVD to come out! The turnout was also amazing – I don’t recall ever seeing that many people packed into Petersham Town Hall.
Of course, the highlight of the night was our dedicated troop of stittists (or should that be ‘skitterbrains’?) who carried off their little drama with confidence and poise. Especially graceful was that diving tackle on poor Bishoy – way to go Ben! Bishoy’s hospital bills will in the mail.
It was another wonderful demonstration of what you can do when you work together, putting aside the ever-present temptations of the human ego and the lure of petty disagreements, and working as one for a common goal.
As usual, though, being the incurable perfectionist that I am, I will make a few humble suggestions:
1. Beware the evil devil of pride! After every success, he lurks nearby with hungry stmach and a drooling mouth. Please don’t give him a chance. Remember St Paul’s steadying words: “7 For who makes you differ [from] [another]? And what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive [it], why do you boast as if you had not received [it]?” Which leads to the next point:
2. Whilst friendly rivalry between Churches is nice and lots of fun, I trust that you are not taking the rivalry too seriously? We are all, after all, one body in Christ. I hope you all would have been just as happy for any of your brothers and sisters from other Churches had they been blessed with winning.
3. Finally, I give thanks to God from the depths of my heart for blessing me with being able to serve people with such kind and loving hearts, enthusiasm and zeal, strong faith and weird sense of humour.
Long live Hanafy and Hanafeya!!!