We held the Eucharist last night at one of the homes of the brothers. Earlier in the day before New Year's Eve, we helped the couple set up at their house. The couple had already moved some of the furniture the day before, but they needed the community's help in moving the bigger furniture such as the sofa.
The Eucharist started at 10:00 pm. By the time, it was finished, it was a little past the new year. Firecrackers and a lot of noise were heard outside. After the Eucharist, everyone sat down for dinner. In the Way, we called this dinner "agape". It is always great to start out the new year with the Mass and a formal dinner with the community.
The next day, my family and I went to a new year party held by close relatives. Many of our relatives do not walk in the Way, but we find some time to get together with them. This year, the new year fell on a Sunday so families were able to get together for a party especially since most of them have the day off tomorrow. This new year have me and my family eating a lot of food. We also took some balutang home so I do not need to cook breakfast and lunch tomorrow.
My new year's resolution: Exercise and eat healthy......that is after the balutang is all gone.