So last night was my sisters Confirmation. Yes on a Thursday at 7 p.m. We had to be there by 6 though, and thankfully we were because we would have not gotten seats other wise.
The Confirmation was very organized and the mass went fairly quick. The Bishop is the one who Confirmed all the kids, which is the first time I have seen this happen. Usually it’s the priest. I thought it was very nice though. The Bishop knew how to speak and the entire mass kept you listening to every word he said. He was funny too. I think we need more people like him in the churches, it keeps children more interested in what they are saying. The mass lasted an hour and a half. After it ended we headed back to my house where my mom already had the dinner ready. We had bistec empanizado (breaded steak) with moro (rice & beans) & platano maduro (plantains). It was all very good. We ate, cut the cake, talked & laughed. I think the night turned out wonderful. Confirming your faith is important to our family and I think it was a beautiful mass and my sister looked beautiful.
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” ~Reinhold Niebuhr