Monday, May 08, 2006

reflection...

last saturday, we went to Lucban, Quezon and visited a Church there. The Church is located in the mountains and it is surrounded by trees. we also deicded to have this trip since my cousin came from maryland and this is his sort of birthday party and thanksgiving party for his safe travel. it was also the first time for our families' bonding sessions ever since he arrived from the US. this church in lucban have this 286-steps grotto and we were having bets amongst ourselves that we will be trying to get on top. on top of the grotto is a huge status of Jesus with his arms wide open.

we arrived around 9am at the church and we would like to attend the 9:30 mass so we decided to set aside the grotto adventure after the mass. the mass ended around 11:30 and the cool breeze of the place was gone! it was soooooo hot and the sun is scorching our skin. some of us were chickens and didn't pursue to climb the grotto (cluck cluck)...

as i was making my way to the top of the grotto, i had a sudden realization....

reaching God is a long process...it will take some time before you can reach the "top"


the steps were bigger than the usual steps you encounter everyday...some contains big rocks and some paths were uneven...it made me realize that once you decided to follow Christ, it would not be easy at first...


it would be even harder to make your way thru Him if you have lotsa baggage with you (heck even carrying an umbrella to protect your skin under the sun is difficult!) hence, you need to leave everything behind..and once you are getting near Him, life will be somehow easier..there will still be trials, yes, but you can hardly notice it..


because you are more focused in reaching HIM...


after visiting this church, we had our lunch at a place called.....caliraya (?) i forgot if it's correct..anyway, we had boat riding and the place was cool..here are some of the pics:



6 Comments:

At 12:05 PM, Blogger Sven The Rogueknight said...

Tama pagka-pronounce mo, "Caliraya" nga yun! at alam ko sa Laguna na yang Caliraya eh, hindi na cia part ng Lucban Quezon... kasi ang Lucban ang unang Bayan ng Quezon na pinkamalapit sa Laguna, tama ba?!

 
At 2:46 PM, Blogger cessy said...

ay d ko alam e =)) walang akong alam sa mapa ng Pilipinas...hahaha

 
At 5:21 PM, Anonymous MarKyuT said...

napakabanal na talaga..

 
At 9:03 AM, Blogger cessy said...

sympre nagpapakabait ako...hahaha

 
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