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Hoverboarding priest suspended for forgetting his Ecclesiastes

Hoverboarding priest suspended for forgetting his Ecclesiastes

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An unidentified Catholic priest is taking some time to reflect on his decision to ride a hoverboard at the conclusion of Christmas Eve Mass, according to religious news site Aleteia.

An official statement from the Diocese of San Pablo in the Phillipines reprimanded the priest, saying of Mass and the Holy Eucharist, "It is the Church’s highest form of worship. Consequently, it is not a personal celebration where one can capriciously introduce something to get the attention of the people." The Diocese described the incident as a wakeup call for the priest, whom the Dioecese claims offers his apologies and vows not to repeat the incident.

What does the Bible say about this?

I suppose you could use Ecclesiastes as a rebuke of the priest's wicked hoverboard skills. Though Ecclesiastes 7:1-6 is generally interpreted to be about temptations of feasts and flesh, the passage emphasizes that the righteous must take a relationship with God seriously. Thou shalt not hoverboard, and so on.

But I prefer to believe this priest was living life by the Shark Week of Proverbs, Proverbs 17:22: "A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones."

Besides, hoverboards may very well be proof of a higher, just power. Take for example this footage of overall despicable person Mike Tyson losing his battle with gravity.

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