Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Simbang Gabi 2010. Say Yes!
That information made me plan to attend the Monday mass. Through the years, I’ve always attended masses in the sprawling campus to remind me of the Christian message of Christmas. I usually take particular attention not just to the choir but to the homily said by the celebrating Jesuit priests.
These messages came at the right moment as I continue to be tested with easy to challenging situations at work and other moments in this fast paced life needing reminders like the insights of salvation, invitation, humility, hopefulness, acceptance and faith.
Tonight, I was reminded by this simple yet marvelous incidence that Christmas is a joyous moment. Experiences like these is a testimony to why it is one.
Simbanggabi Homily of Fr. A.N. Dacanay, S.J. (December 15, 2010)
Quote from Ed's Wall:
"In his somewhat pleading voice he said, be reminded ... be reminded always of the meaning of Christmas & of the crib. It is that act of faith in God (as shown to us by Mary and Joseph). For it is in that act of faith when we allow an opening for Christ to enter in our lives -- the Christ of compassion, of sacrifice, of humility and of love."