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Monday, August 25, 2014

Kamay ni Hesus Shrine and Its Serene Ambiance.

Every now and then, we need to make amends with ourselves. Not that we squabbled with or hated ourselves but the mere fact that we allowed ourselves to be stressed out by our everyday existence. Not everyone thou experience this but I personally get into it. I use it to measure the longevity of one of my virtue... that is patience. Being in a public service is a tough job. The meager income, for one, will tests your very and many "ways" of life. The opinions of "haters" or the "bashers" of public servants or sometimes we call ourselves "public slaves" make us defensive in a way, is another test to endure. We cannot blame them nor judge our fellow employees for each actions. Each has his or her own reasons on why show such demeanor. 

In such time one of my goal is to look for a solemn place to commune with our Creator. One of my officemate who was from Lucban, Quezon suggested that we visit Kamay ni Hesus.

So, off we go to Lucban. The Kamay ni Hesus Shrine is located in the vast area of land and mountain. In front of it is the Batis Aramin Resort where anyone can also enjoy the fresh air and the cold water of the pool. On top of the mountain is the huge statue of the Jesus Christ with hand stretched out as if welcoming everyone or showing us the infinity of His Love for us.

As we start our hiking, it was like we were immersed in the old testament. On the ground are located the "replica"of the Noah's Ark with the different animals, near the entrance of the hiking area is the statue of Adam and Eve and near the exit was the Pieta. 

We passed more than a hundred steps before we reached the peak of the mountain. It was not a straight stiff steps thou. As we arrived on a certain level, we went to the other side passing different works of art of Mary and the Apostles.

There were showers of rain and it was exhausting when we reach the highest part of the shrine. But as we finish contemplating on our personal concerns by praying fervently, we were amazed by the refreshing views of the whole Lucban, Quezon. It was green everywhere and the air was fresh. It was awesome!

When we started to descend, I discover that for me it was harder to go down than to go up the mountain. Call it nearing the sign of old age...

The place is a very nice venue to celebrated the Holy Week where regular  and  healing masses for the sick are held and celebrated in the chapel. I gladly recommend this serene place to all the pilgrims.