Thursday, February 23, 2012

The gate is open...

"Today the iron gate of the Lenten labyrinth swings open. The creaking sound of its hinges can make you aware that before you lies a long journey of forty days and nights."
Ed Hays, "The Lenten Labyrinth"

Lent is such a journey! Not just passing time and crossing off days until Easter, but a journey of penance, forgiveness, sharing, praying, the whole bit. Lent and its journey are like a microcosm of our lives as a whole. One can fit a whole life of growth into Lent. Wow--that is daunting, you say! And true, it is! But the wonderful thing about the labyrinth is that it is one step at a time. Praying in the labyrinth teaches us that we just have to look to the next step and that is easy. Looking at the whole thing may be perplexing and complicated, but taking just one step further is relatively easy. So, let's take this Lenten journey one step at a time. Today, only, is our focus. The gate is open. We are inside! Let's go! Love, heidi

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