Saying lucky aint a bad thing right?
Well, I guess, it depends upon the situation.
I just came back from an office inauguration and blessing. I was one of the invited guests.
Fortunately, the owner who is a personal acquaintance, is Catholic, so she invited a Roman Catholic priest to bless the office.
After the priests blessed the office, using the, ugh, Chupungcan type of blessing, he went around the office sprinkling every nook and cranny with holy water.
What really caught me by surprise was not the Chupungcan, which now I think is Diwan rite of blessing (cool, folks, pun was intended.) It was after the blessing of the building that the priest started blessing a fishbowl full of one peso coins. He then sprinkled it with holy water and before the, you guessed it right, showering of the coins, he reminded every one present to not spend the coins we will get, but save it and use it on the time when we will build our own houses or any structure, because according to him, these coins are "Lucky!" or in his exact Tagalog words, "Suwerte."
Is luck ever a Christian thing?
Whatever happened to God's blessings and hard work "Give us this day our daily bread."
If Christianity is all about luck, no wonder some Pinoy Catholics' devotion to the Black Nazarene and the Sto. Niño are nothing different from their "devotion" to the big, fat smiling Buddha.