Godparents are among the most important people at a christening, who make big promises to encourage their godchild to grow in faith a͎n͎d͎ commit to helping them understa͎n͎d͎ how to live their life in a Christian way.
A godparent (also known as a sponsor) in many denominations of Christianity, is someone who bears witness to a child’s christening a͎n͎d͎ later is willing to help in its catechesis, as well as its lifelong spiritual formation.
Cash gifts, a͎n͎d͎ more broadly, economic calculations, are ever-present in the everyday talk about godparenthood.
On the other ha͎n͎d͎, people experience uneasiness a͎n͎d͎ anxiety over cash gifts.
Just like this viral story on Facebook.
A netizen named Harry Engelo Anthony Paala posted a conversation between him a͎n͎d͎ his “kumpare”.
At first, their conversation goes well. They greet each other in a formal way.
As their conversation goes his “kumpare” is asking him about the Christmas gift for his “inaanak” (godchild).
He then says that it’s the same as the past few years which is five hundred pesos.
Paala’s “kumpare” then forced him to give it right away because they can’t come because of the bad weather.
He then insists that he will give it as soon as they met.
But his “kumpare” insisted that he should double it for them to come into his house but he refused.
Then it started the conflict.
See their conversation below:
Paala’s post hurriedly garnered mixed reactions from netizens.
Here are some of their comments:
“Ang kapal ng mukha!!!!”
“Ang Sakit sa Mata basahin”
“Kapal ng mukha mo pre”
“Godbless nlng sa mga ganyang tao”
“Mag-aanak ka tas pag walang pang gatas ganyan sasabihin mo sa kumpare mo”
” Bawat tao nga naman may kanya kanyang mga ugali, Jusko di ko kinaya!”
What can you say about this?