Christfulness is about living out of the realty, that we are created in God’s image, which is Christ. We meet Christ in the Gospels, in the sacraments, and in the heart. We ask the Holy Spirit to reveal Christ to us in the heart. This is a sometimes painful walk, but when we rest in our personal center with him, we find new energy to live from his presence in us, inwards – outwards. With him in our heart we go to meet the surrounding world.
You may experience this walking the labyrinth,
as you journey to the heart of God,
Reading: John 8:12
“I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”
Prayer as you start walking in the Labyrinth:
O Lord, Walk with me;
Lead me by your own hand;Choose my path;
Smooth or rough,Winding or straight. It leads to you.
Prayer while you walk
Jesus Christ, teach me to walk in your truth.
Affirmation while standing at the center of the labyrinth:
At the center of God’s heart; that is where I am.
Prayer while standing at the center of the labyrinth:
Bless me, Christ Jesus;
in you alone my heart find rest and peace.
Affirmation as you start walking out:
I have traveled to the heart of God.
Now I travel to the heart of the world with God’s good news.
Take this word to your heart while walking out of the Labyrinth:
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8)
Give thanks to God for loving you in Jesus Christ, and for empowering you for your life in Christ.
Make the sign of the cross on your forehead, your mouth and your chest, saying:
May the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding keep my heart and my mind in the love of Christ Jesus! Amen!
(The Labyrinth walk is partly inspired by a ritual created by John LeMond for the TFS-Labyrinth)