Wife and I made the 5:30 a.m. Simbang Gabi Mass today – 2 days down, 7 to go. The Pastor from Parish A did the honors – he looked like maybe he’s not a morning person.
Skipped the breakfast delicacies today, but fully plan to partake tomorrow. Maybe I’ll develop a taste for chicken and rice soup with chunks of real chicken bones and gristle, ham cooked until stiff in sugar, fried Spam, and semi-sweet black baked goody of indeterminate hyle. It could happen. I will do my duty.
Big Question: is this all bringing me closer to God, and more prepared for Christmas? Yes. God makes the most out of even our most trivial sacrifices – such as giving up an hour of sleep, and being around others who are also celebrating Christ’s upcoming birth with such obvious gusto is good for the soul.