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Christmas is coming, though the exact date of Christ’s birthday is still unknown. Since Christmas has become a Christian tradition known to many (even non-Christians), it is worth celebrated. Christmas is still meaningful and one of our moments that we cherish.

The annual Filipino tradition Simbang Gabi has started today. I’m quite frustrated of what our youngsters do to this tradition. I don’t attend mass but my faith in God is strong. The Simbang Gabi has become more of a fashion scene than as a mass. The night mass has become the night of the Oscar’s. I understand that we must look great and fashionable, but wearing a jacket or a sweater to look good amidst the crowd that makes the atmosphere hot, that’s certainly absurd. Flirting with the girls/guys has become an objective during this nights. I don’t even think that these people really listen to the Priest’s homily, because these people are busy flirting to each other. I don’t mean to offend here the audience of Simbang gabi that have a strong faith in God. I’m only stating my observance the past few years of the Simbang Gabi.

Another thing, there are also people whose main purpose of the Simbang Gabi is to fulfill their wishes. This is a very hypocritic act. You can’t fulfill your wihes by simply attending the nine masses for Christmas. This will only happen if you’ll act and these dreams can be fulfilled in a span of nine days. Please consider to listen to the Word of God.

Simbang Gabi is for people who has great faith. It is not fashion week my dear for you to dress great (or else you’ll end up wearing the same clothes over and over again on the following days). Overdressing and wearing jackets during Simbang Gabi may kill you because it’s extremely crowded. Simbang Gabi is not an audition for a talent search for you to dress up nor an award’s night for you to look great, what’s important here is the message of God. You should be ashame of yourself if you’re doing and continuing these hypocritic acts.


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