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The Ignorant Poorman and The Priest
Transcript of The Ignorant Poorman and The Priest
The Bikol sociolinguistic language, also called Bikolano, an Austronesian language closely related to other Central Philippine languages such as Cebuano and Tagalog
The region retains Roman Catholicism as the overwhelming religion of the great majority. Naga City is the religious center of the Bicol Region.
Albay's archaeology shows concrete evidence of trade with China, Malaya and Indonesia going back two thousand years. The first Spanish contact was in 1565, when a treasure-galleon returning to Cebu from Acapulco, Mexico, was swept off course and the captain recorded his awe at the sight of Mt. Mayon erupting. Naga City, or formerly Nueva Caceres is also one of the "Royal Cities" instituted by the Spanish. It houses the oldest churches, and the oldest seminary in Southern Luzon at Camarines Sur.
A BIKOL FOLKTALE
The Ignorant Poorman and The Priest
Poor Man – A man who went to church for a first time to pray for his needs.
One day the priest woke up early and hid himself near the place where the man was wont to kneel. He was surprised to hear the prayer of the man. He then decided to see whether the man was true to his word or not. The next day, he put ninety pesos near the place where or not the man would get the money since it was ten pesos less than what he asked for.
When the man arrived, he took up the money, and began to count the silver pieces.
Believing or faith in God
The story opens at the church where a man is listening to the preach of the priest. From that day on the man goes to church every day to say his prayer. A month later the priest decided to hide near the man to hear its prayer, the priest was surprised.
Once there was a man who went to church on Sunday. For the first time in his life, he heard the priest say: “Brethren, pray earnestly, and in your prayers ask Him anything you want. If you ask him in earnest. He will give you what you ask.” The man committed whist sentence to memory, and since he was very poor, he made up his mind to ask God for some money. He went to church every day and prayed devoutly. His player was a follows.“Oh, God! I ask Three to give me one hundred pesos.
If you should give me less than that amount even a centavo less, I will not get it, for I need one hundred pesos. You have said that anyone who asks Thee earnestly will receive what he asks for. My God, hear my prayer. “The man repeated the above prayer many times while kneeling, and when he got tired he retired.
The next day the priest decided to test the man if he is true to is word he puts ninety pesos near the place where the man used to kneel. The man saw the ninety pesos and began to count them. When he had finished counting the coins recite his prayer once again that God still owes him ten pesos. The priest is laughing while the man pocketed the money and went home.
Some months elapsed, and the man went to church daily. The priest began to take an interest in him. One day the priest woke up early and hid himself near the place where the man was wont to kneel. He was surprised to hear the prayer of the man. He then decided to see whether the man was true to his word or not. The next day, he put ninety pesos near the place where the man used to kneel, and watched whether or not the man would get the money since it was ten pesos less then what he asked for.
CATHEDRAL OF NAGA
in the Church where the poorman prays.
The poor man gave thanks to God for the money but he isn’t yet satisfied and prayed to God that he still owes him a 10 pesos more because he said earlier that he wants a total of 100 pesos. And he went home.
When the man arrived, he took up the money, and began to count the silver pieces. When he had finished he said. “Oh, good God. I thank thee for hearing my prayers. But i asked you for one hundred pesos. I also said that i would not get any amount less than that sum. But since i am in need, I will get this with a happy heart, and remember, O God, that you still owe me ten pesos more.” As this man was accustomed to saying his prayer very loud, when he uttered the last sentence of his prayer the priest burst into laughter, where upon the man pocketed the money and went home.
The poor man go to church and prayed devoutly, due to his persistence God grant what his praying for. Relating it to the present if you set your mind on your goals in life with a strong faith in God then you'll surely achieve them because of your pesistence and determination with God's help.
Priest – The priest who gave the poor man silver less than the amount the poor man needed.