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Labyrinth as an Invitation to Pilgrimage

There will be a labyrinth available at the church the weekend of the Lenten Retreat.

It has been observed that we can “know” things on our knees that we can’t “know” sitting in a chair. We can also “know” things while meditatively walking the circuitous path of a labyrinth that we can’t “know” sitting still.

The very act of walking serves to still our thoughts, allowing space for God amid the usually jam-packed confines of our minds. The rhythm of walking is conducive to prayerful contemplation. The unpredictability of the labyrinth’s twists and turns helps us to relinquish our need to feel “in control” and to acknowledge our dependence upon God. The certainty of reaching the center inspires us to trust in God’s providence. All of these things can serve to draw us into a genuine experience of prayer—of allowing our hearts to be open before God.