Time flies and it would be the start of Simbang Gabi and no one can stop it! Christmas is here:)
It’s been 3 years I been living in this tradition of attending Simbang Gabi. There would be times that I braved the cold breeze weather just to complete the 9-days novena mass but not a quite sacrifice for me. This is my only way to thank God for all the blessing he has given to me.
Simbang Gabi literal meaning in English is “Midnight or Evening Mass” but notably called Dawn Mass. It is actually held 9 days before Christmas. It is noteworthy that the Simbang Gabi tradition continues regardless of where we are. What is important is what inside our hearts, a profound meaning to it, something about our faith in God. Simbang Gabi is celebrated during the advent season, we are actually requested to prepare and be watchful for the coming of the Messiah. Preparation would entail good deeds, not limiting it to the family circle but to everyone, especially those in need.
I know it is difficult to be holy these days, and I for one is struggling very hard to be good and not to be bitch!
Let's try to exert our best efforts for a little change:)
I wish you all a Happy and Meaningful Advent!
Life is good!
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