Friday, 14 September 2007

Health and Eucharist

Alex Tang gives a review on Joseph Prince's book, Health and Wholeness through the Holy Communion (Singapore: Media, 2006). One of the points highlighted is that “The Holy Communion is God’s solution to offset the decay (ageing). And even your friends will see the results. They will ask you, “Hey, why do you seem to look younger and younger? You never seem to age!”” (p.58).

Hmmm....any truth? Well....since coming to STM, I have been having Holy Communion more frequently now - twice a week in the seminary chapel. Could this be the result that when I went to see the doctor last week, he was shocked to find out that I am a lecturer and not a first year student? (BTW - it happened again earlier today when I took my mother to see her doctor. The doctor asked, "Are you a student?")

What is happening to the church in Singapore and Malaysia? If you want to stay young, you now have a choice: take frequent Holy Communion, or let your pastor touch your body parts and pray for you! Pick your choice....

Wonder what's next?

10 comments:

Sze Zeng said...

One of my customer, who is working in the bookshop at Joseph Prince's church, said that the book is very good and she bought a few as gifts to friends... When i heard that, i tried hard to not rolled my eyeballs.

Sze Zeng said...

opps... i was referring to 'Destined To Reign', not that book about holy communion.

Kar Yong said...

So, how's the book, Destined to reign?

Thanks for dropping by. So have you begun your studies at TTC?

Lee Chee Keat said...

O wow...lots of people say that I looked haggard and old. Ok...maybe should try to take Holy communion every day, see whether it will make any diff...hee heee;p

Sze Zeng said...

I read the first few pages and think it is not helpful and nothing outstanding. So I din buy. Can't waste God's given time and money.

Regarding my pilgrimage to theological studies, well, just say that it's not God's time yet.

Singapore Immigration rejected my application for a student-pass.

Kar Yong said...

Chee Keat,
You should be able to see the difference when you come into STM next - you will be taking more regular holy communion!! At least 2x a week :-)

Kar Yong said...

Sze Seng,

Sorry to hear about the immigration issue - are you planning to reapply next year? Hope all goes well. Else...hehem..hehem....STM always welcome you! :-)

Sze Zeng said...

Thank you for the invitation. Really appreciate it.

After the hiccups with this year's application, i dont think i would want to do my theological studies in an evangelical seminary at this moment. I need too much space to breathe, space where some evangelicals, sometimes, consider over the borders. If you know what i mean :)

Lee Chee Keat said...

sze zeng,

Not too sure what u mean by "evangelical sometimes, consider over the borders" that discourage you to study at evangelical seminary at the moment?? Please enlighten. Sounded like u may consider pentecostal seminary, liberal seminary, or Roman Catholic seminaries??!!!

Kar Yong said...

Sze Seng,

STM is an ecumenical ... not "evangelical" seminary! :-)

Hope things work out well for you! Let me know if I could be of help in anyway.