Over the past 15 years or so, labyrinths have become sort of de rigueur for some churches. The tale told is that Christians who could not make a pilgrimage in the Middle Ages would instead walk the labyrinth.
Not to be out of vogue, a couple from St. James in Tupelo built their own labyrinth. The story is here.
When the morning sun is gentle and geese are landing silently on the surface of the pond, you might catch Nancy Bridges walking barefoot in her yard.
From the road – County Road 183 – her winding way may seem random, but that is part of the point. Nancy is walking the path of her labyrinth.
“It symbolizes getting to the center of who you are,” Nancy said. “It is peaceful to walk.”
|The Tupelo Labyrinth|
And there's a bit more:
Nancy recalled an experience four years ago when she invited the youth of her church, St. James Catholic Church, to come walk the labyrinth during Lent.