If you’ve been reading my blog for quite some time now, you might have noticed that I frequently post about churches. Well, I have been into blogging for more than eight years now and honestly, I never settle into a certain niche. I remember being so active in blogging that I managed to create and update more than ten blogs all at the same time but none of them stick to a particular theme. After being on a hiatus for quite a long time, I decided to bring this blog back to life but this time I would like it to focus more on my personal interests and travels. I do not travel very often but if I do, I always make sure to include a church in all my itinerary. I am not a super religious guy here but there is really something about churches that attracts me!
I don’t think it needs any more explanation here. One of the reasons why I visit churches is because I am continuously seeking for a spiritual enlightenment. I would like to make it clear that a person seeking for spiritual enlightenment doesn’t have to hop from one church to another because we all know it doesn’t work that way. Spiritual enlightenment can be achieved by building a strong connection between you and God and church is just a perfect platform to do it. In my personal experience, for someone like me who has been battling for a life time illness and who has been suffering from anxiety and depression, the church has become my sanctuary that whenever I am here, it always feels like all my problems are being washed away! It offers a different and unexplainable kind of comfort that no other places on this earth can offer.
Philippine has a very rich history and churches have become a big part of it. These churches have witnessed countless wars and heroes from different eras. One of the reasons why i love visiting old churches is because of their interesting historical significance. I am not an expert historian here but I just find it so amusing that most of these churches managed to survive all those challenges, that they are standing still despite of many decades and centuries.
It has become a mission for me to explore various churches all over the Philippines. I know that it will surely take time but I will keep that as a personal challenge. Starting tomorrow, I will be posting a series of churches taken from my pilgrimage tours from Holy Week including the churches I visited in Las Piñas, Parañaque, Manila, Zambales and more!