To Those Who Hold onto Hope,
I can remember the first time I requested a Labyrinth be set up in a church
where I was serving. There was only one in the Presbytery and so you were on a waiting
list until it arrived. We set it up in the gym, and as I sat down that first night I got an
unusual phone call from the Senior Pastor, “What have you got me into this time!", he
said. Traveling the paths of the Labyrinth is an ancient practice, and one that sometime
s unsettles a few folks, but journeys that are meaningful oftentimes are misunderstood a
t first, or ask one to risk the awkward stares of our neighbors and friends to truly be taken.
Last week we began our “sharing” of our sanctuary with a beautiful Labyrinth, one that
bids a call to journey to us during Advent. I invite you this Sunday as I share some Scripture
that might be helpful as you journey with it, and also finish the story of that fateful call from
the Senior Pastor to my house so long ago.
Remember our Christmas Craft Fair is also this Sunday, along with continued
learning from Pastor Katie after the service regarding the Labyrinth. There are many
opportunities to lean into this season. I invite you to take full opportunity!