The nine days early dawn mass(Misa de Gallo) or simbang gabi,as has been traditionally done in the Philippines before Christmastime, is really something that every member of the Catholic church looks forward to. Whatever each churchgoer's motive may be in going to mass at early dawn(coz they say that your wish will come true if you are able to complete the nine days). Oh!I wasn't able to complete it..., well it's still nice to see young and old folks gathered together to witness the celebration of the mass.
The sermon of the priest on day one still echoes on me-- "the waiting". Most often than not, we get too impatient about things. We may not be on a rush, but being able to wait sometimes couldn't help from painting wrinkled face in us, we even get upset. I admit being impatient sometimes...i'm guilty of that...even when I find myself standing in a row for an hour with the longest line to pay bills. But the priest's sermon was a reality check on me. And that most of our life actually is spent in waiting.
Waiting inside your car or a bus hardly able to move because the traffic is disgusting. Waiting for four to five years to finish a course to get a diploma so you can find a better job after. A pregnant mom waiting enduringly for nine months before she can give birth to a beautiful baby. Waiting for your visa abroad to be granted. A wife waiting for her husband to be home from work and her children from school. A family member working abroad waiting for his/her contract to end so he/she can go back home and be reunited with his/her love ones. And even the waiting of single men and women for the right time to find and meet their true love.
Most of our days are spent in waiting. And it's true. But human as we are, sometimes we could hardly wait. And the more we hurry, the more we even get to feel delayed by circumstances.
It's a fact that we wait because we know deep in our hearts that there is something to look forward to...and it could have been the dream we long waited to happen...we hope..we wait...because there is a perfect season for everything...there is a promise waiting to come true ..there is a brighter tomorrow waiting to be unfold.
We never really run out of time... because time only runs out the moment we give up.