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4.8.14 … “The earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of YHWH, as the waters cover the sea” (Hab. 2: 14) …

“Solvitur  Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2014 Lenten Labyrinth Walks,  Almetto Howie Alexander Labyrinth – McCrorey YMCA/Charlotte NC  (29/40):
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What great fun! For the second time in recent days, friends have walked with me on my Lenten labyrinth walks. It is really fun to share the labyrinth.
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This walk followed TMBS and this week we discussed “thin places”. Thin places are places where heaven and earth meet. The labyrinth is such a thin place, both in space, time and matter. They are considered “sacred spaces” and the time you spend is set aside time for walking meditation, i.e., “sacred time.” As for being “sacred matter,” the layout of the labyrinth is considered “sacred geometry” and the use of materials and the incorporation of art  certainly make  it something other than ordinary “stuff.”
This labyrinth makes me think of this passage from N.T. Wright’s Simply Jesus which we discussed in TMBS today:

Again and again the prophets and psalms hint at what we might conceivably have guessed from the story of creation itself: the material world was made to be filled with God’s glory. “The earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of YHWH, as the waters cover the sea” (Hab. 2: 14). (p. 139)

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It is a transformative experience to walk the labyrinth.

Today was overcast, but you could tell that spring was coming. finally.
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IMG_9581The trees are budding  which  seems very late this year, but make me look forward to next week when they will be in bloom.
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I noticed the red landscaping rocks scattered on the labyrinth from the landscaping beds at the perimeter. I wonder if the wind blew the rocks, or if  children playing spread them. Either way,  their presence makes me smile.  My friend noticed several pennies strewn about.
Blessings.
PS .  I always like to take one word with me from  Almetto Howie Alexander’s quote at the intro to the labyrinth.  Today’s word is  …
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