During the course of "Simbang Gabi", I've learned at least 2 lessons aside from the homilies given by the priests.
Rather than making excuses on why you can't do it, find ways on how to do it. I was kinda having excuses why I can't attend "Simbang Gabi" Work and conflict of schedules were mostly the culprit but I guess those were valid during those times. As we know,"Simbang Gabi" is usually held at dawn in the old days until the church introduced its anticipated version where people who can't get up early can still go after work or school. For me, I did something that made it possible for me to have it completed. ^_^
Sacrifice. Most people do sacrifice good sleep during the course to make sure to attend "Simbang Gabi". Having a bath is even worse as water is really cold (heaters are a good fix to these). I observed that some people fall asleep during the priests homily which defeats the purpose of "Simbang Gabi". I endured 3-4 hours of sleep plus having a bath on ice-cold water at 3:30am just to make sure I would be able to attend. ^_^
Some people say that if you completed "Simbang Gabi", you can make a wish and it will come true. Is it real, well just make sure to find ways to make it happen. ^_^
And before the clock strikes midnight, I just wanted to greet everyone of you a....
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