Labyrinth Flow: Pilgrimage to Swedish Labyrinths On Gotland Island-5

The s-like meanders in rivers allow the water to avoid stagnation. The meanders in labyrinths help me to keep experiencing the walk–and thus my life–from different perspectives. When a turn on the labyrinth in Frejel, Sweden led me to a water pump, I remembered the deep washing of my baptism which continues to flow through my life.

Frejel Swedish Labyrinth by Jill K H Geoffrion
The waterpump in the first and second circuits of the Frejel Churchyard Labyrinth

 

My Prayer

God, Thank You for the river of life that flows through me in each moment.

Hablingo Swedish Labyrinth by Jill K H Geoffrion
Hablingo Fresco Labyrinth in a church tower (14th-16th century)

Scriptural Touchstone: 

We have been buried with Christ by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. Romans 6:4 (NRSV)

Frejel Swedish Labyrinth by Jill K H Geoffrion
The gentle flower-laden turns of the Frejel labyrinth

Invitation to Pray:

As you consider the ways in which you life is flowing, or is stagnant, what prayers are emerging in your body, mind, heart, and imagination? Pray them now.

Nisseviken Swedish Labyrinth by Jill K H Geoffrion
Walking the Nisseviken labyrinth beside the Baltic Sea

 

Other posts in this series on pilgrimage to Swedish Labyrinths on Gotland Island
1. St. Mary’s Cathedral in Visby
2. Temporary Labyrinth in St. Lars Church Ruins
3. The Trojaborg Labyrinth (outside Visby)
4. Stone Labyrinths

If you are going to Sweden and would like to visit the labyrinths, more information about each one is available on the World-wide Labyrinth Locator.

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Jill K H Geoffrion

Serving Christ as a contemplative minister and artist by compassionately and creatively inspiring others to seek a deeper relationship with God and a more meaningful life of service.

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