Those of you who know Grace Church Hopkinsville know that we have a beautiful labyrinth, build in 2007, that is a replica of the one at Chartres Cathedral in France, built around 1201. Our Chartres labyrinth is truly a treasure for the church and the community. So, I’ve been a little disappointed that we don’t have more “regular” walkers. But, at the same time, I understand–because, for most of us, it takes quite a few times of walking the labyrinth to “get it.” And, before we “get it”–whatever that means for us–the walking can feel like a chore–something we want to get behind us. Early this summer I had my first “got it” experience. For me, it was the day that I was entering the labyrinth and rather suddenly had the awareness that I was truly on a path into the heart of the Divine–the Sacred–the Holy. It was that day when I knew that I was walking into the heart of God! And, when I reached the center, I wanted to stay there for a long time and soak it in. That day I knew that being in the heart of God is not simply positive thinking. It is not simply an affirmation. It is a reality–a reality that is both mind-boggling and heart-boggling. Your “get it” may be different from mine. God comes to each of us in the way that we can uniquely receive God. But, for most of us, it takes time and effort. Come walk with us!
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