A labyrinth can be a focal point for prayer, meditation, and healing.  Labyrinths provide common ground - a place to connect with one another.  In community, healing moves beyond the self and into the world at large.
The labyrinth is a marvelous and expansive tool used for asking and answering life's questions.  Within its patterns exists a folding back upon, an opportunity to review our experiences, contemplate our current course of action, and open our hearts and minds to all possibilities.
We wind our way inwards along the circuitous path, which becomes the thread running through our personal and interpersonal narratives.  Replenished, we return to our work, our families, our lives.  The labyrinth is an iconic symbol.  More than that, it may be regenerative.  It may be comfort.  It may be part of grieving or of healing.  In this moment, let us consider it Home, and fold back across its most available and receptive threshold.

 Palm Sunday at the MPBC labyrinth.

Palm Sunday at the MPBC labyrinth.

 Setting the center stone at the MPBC labyrinth. The stone is from the same quarry that furnished the stone for the labyrinth in Chartres, France.

Setting the center stone at the MPBC labyrinth. The stone is from the same quarry that furnished the stone for the labyrinth in Chartres, France.

 The MPBC labyrinth in progress.

The MPBC labyrinth in progress.

 The AHA labyrinth in progress, Charlotte NC.

The AHA labyrinth in progress, Charlotte NC.

 Art installation at empathinc. gallery in Charlotte NC.

Art installation at empathinc. gallery in Charlotte NC.

 Also empathinc. labyrinth in Charlotte NC.

Also empathinc. labyrinth in Charlotte NC.

 The artist Tom Schulz escorts Almetto Howey Alexander to take her first walk on "her" labyrinth.

The artist Tom Schulz escorts Almetto Howey Alexander to take her first walk on "her" labyrinth.

 Again, the empathinc. gallery in Charlotte NC.

Again, the empathinc. gallery in Charlotte NC.

 Close up of the AHA labyrinth showing mud cloth symbols.

Close up of the AHA labyrinth showing mud cloth symbols.

 The official opening and dedication of the Jack Matney Courtyard Labyrinth.

The official opening and dedication of the Jack Matney Courtyard Labyrinth.