Okay, so the two-wheeled motorized scooters taking the country by storm may not exactly be the hoverboard of your Back to the Future dreams, but you can't deny that there's something tugging at your inner nine-year-old and begging her to step on one and raise a little hell in a shopping mall, or, let's be real, abuela's house. Can you blame a priest for wanting to do the same thing?
Apparently, that's what happened at a church in the Philippines. A Catholic priest decided to get a bit creative with Christmas Eve mass and sang a hymn while rolling through the nave on a hoverboard. He then stepped off of the board to deliver the final blessing to a round of rousing parishioner applause. Because . . . hello? Singing and hoverboarding at the same time? Serious skills, right there.
However, it appears that the Diocese of San Pablo was none too pleased with the stunt, saying, "The Eucharist demands utmost respect and reverence. It is the Memorial of the Lord’s Sacrifice. It is the source and summit of Christian life. 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 priest has since apologized for his actions, but here's hoping that the archdiocese let him keep his sweet ride.