A journey has a beginning and an end. Both are essential in defining the journey, but the course between these points is equally important. There are many ways to describe the course. There can be distance on the ground or “as the crow flies.” There can be “smooth sailing” or “rough going.” If there is more than one route, there can be “the high road” and “the low road.” Robert Frost wrote of taking “the road less traveled.” If the course or the destination is new, it might be called “trail blazing.” Regardless of the description, though, the traveler always follows a path.
The Hebrews leaving Egypt followed an unfamiliar path, but they were guided by God. The magi seeking the newborn Christ journeyed to unfamiliar places, but they were guided by a star. As Jesus’ years of ministry grew imminent, John the Baptist cried out in the wilderness the words of Isaiah, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. When Jesus spoke to the people He said, “I am the way.” Throughout history God has always provided a path. It is a single path that leads to life and blessing. It is the single path that we are called to walk today.
Jesus is the one way that leads to the Father, and the Cross Labyrinth has only one path. Jesus’ path led to the cross and the resurrection, and the journey into the Cross Labyrinth leads to the cross and the celebration of Easter.
The path to life has been prepared for us. God prepared it. The path to the foot of the cross is available to us. A path to follow.
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