ART OF DISCERNMENT
ABYRINTHS are ancient examples of the virtual tour. When
incorporated into medieval Christian architecture, they provided
pilgrims who couldn’t make the trek to the Holy Land with a “Road to
The meandering path of the labyrinth, though seemingly similar to a maze,
has a singular course. There are no dead ends, only twists and turns. Noth-
ing external blocks the pilgrim’s progress; success depends on the dedication
brought to the task.
Follow the course of the labyrinth in the photo above and think about themany turns your own life has taken as you discern where God is calling you.
Sometimes you seem so close to and other times disappointingly far from thecenter. Don’t get discouraged. Remember that if Christ is your goal, you areon the right path. You will get where you need to go. It will take time, energy,and commitment. Setbacks and confusion are inevitable. But never doubt theall-encompassing love that awaits you—and is with you every step of yourjourney. =
Stay the course
BY PATRICE J. TUOHY
Patrice J. Tuohyis publisherof VISION onbehalf of theNational Religious Vocation Conference, and CEOof TrueQuestCommunications.
THE STONE-inlaidlabyrinth in thenave of the 13th-century ChartresCathedral inFrance is oneof the bestknown examplesof churchlabyrinths, whichsymbolize thepath to salvation.