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1.5.20 … Always we begin again …

“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, Avondale Presbyterian Church – Charlotte NC, 2020 Labyrinth Walks, 2019-20 Christmas Walks (12th Day of Christmas):

I started my new year by going back to my home church, First Presbyterian Church of Charlottr, for the first time on a Sunday in quite a while. I arrived in time for ChristIan Formation/Sunday School. Today we had an info session on Father Greg Boyle who will give the 2020 Willard Lecture in March.

“Father Greg Boyle, a Jesuit priest and founder of the world’s largest gang-intervention and rehabilitation program, will be deliver the next Willard Lecture on March 15, 2020. At a Jesuit parish in East Los Angeles, Father Greg served the poorest Catholic Church in the city, in the middle of the territories of numerous gangs. In 1988, Father Greg began to work with parish and community members to develop positive opportunities for youth who were involved in gangs, including a jobs program. The jobs program became an independent nonprofit organization, Homeboy Industries.

This program now offers a way out for young people stuck in a cycle of violence and incarceration.”

Worship at 11 focused on the twelfth day of Christmas and tomorrow‘s Epiphany. Merry Christmas, y’all!

And then, I walked. I returned to Avondale Presbyterian Church, the site of my first ever labyrinth walk in 2010. And I like to begin any new series of walks here. And this walk was a gift. It was a bright sunny day, the chimes rang merrily in the wind, the water ran in the fountain and the labyrinth was cool and welcoming in almost full shade with the bright green of the moss and weeds establishing new opportunities in the boundaries for 2020.


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