Susmaryosep!

Many people use the expression, “Susmaryosep.” I hate it when I hear it, even it was derived from JeSUS, MARY, and JOSEPh.

Or even the expressions, “Sus, Ginoong Maria!” Or “Panginoon ko po!”, or “O Diyos ko!”, and the like.

Come to think about it, where do we often use that line?

For example, the famous line in the song  “Pare Ko” by The Eraserheads: “O DIYOS KO! Ano ba naman ito? diba? [Bleep]-ina.”

Another example, when parents scold their child: “Susmaryosep ka namang bata ka!” (Then ended up spanking the child.)

Or, “Panginoon ko naman.. Patay tayo diyan,” as an expression in disbelief and awe. And more often, when we are complaining.

See my point?

We often not aware on what we regularly say, especially these words.  They become part of our habits. And habits do not distinguish what is good and bad. The mind just unconsciously spew it, the same principle as the slip-of-the-tounge concept.

As we had read this, we must be aware of our choice of words. We must guard our thoughts to these unconscious habits on bad use of expressions. Curse words. God does not want cursing, especially when we use His name against Him.

Why not use these expressions to good use, like “Panginoon Ko” in a grateful manner? We can say, “Panginoon ko! Salamat po!”

Diba? Mas maganda?