Labyrinths and Pilgrimages

The power of walking in labyrinths and along pilgrimages is not the act of walking but of meeting God along the way. To explore a labyrinth tends to be a solitary experience while pilgrimages are often more communal. They are opportunities to slow down, time to think and contemplate while spending time with God. In our hurried world God has given us the gift of time, time to spend how we wish.

As our hours extend into days, to months, to decades has our walk been leading us closer to God or away? Are we walking towards the time when time will be no more? All our life is a walk, up the difficult hills, down the slippery slopes or along even ground. It is a walk we can’t and mustn’t do alone. We don’t know the way, we need a guide.