Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Labyrinth of Meditation

In the front of the Centenary Methodist Church between Olive and Pine Streets in downtown St. Louis, there is a labyrinth. But don't be too concerned about getting lost. It was painted on the plaza outside the entrance sometime back by the church to remind the faithful of life's eternal puzzle. Unlike a maze, as the Centenary elders have pointed out, a labyrinth allows for only one way in and the one way out. The entrance and the exit or the same. The beginning is the end. Alpha and omega. Passersby are urged walk through the labyrinth and meditate on the fact life's twists and turns ultimately lead back to where one started his or her journey.