In the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, many churches built in Europe included a labyrinth for people to walk as a symbolic pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Many people over the centuries have walked their winding paths, mindfully following the twists and turns to the center and back our again.
There are other labyrinths of this type, ancient and modern, in churches, hospitals, gardens and other places. Do you know of one near you? Might you include walking a labyrinth as part of your Lenten discipline?
This is adapted from Lent: Penitence, Pilgrimage, Preparation, a free resource available from Women of the ELCA. It was written by Audrey Nowak Riley.