Over the weekend Disciples Men gathered at Bethany, West Virginia, home of Bethany College and of Alexander and Thomas Campbell, 19th century Disciples forbears. The men worked and prayed and sang and talked and learned together. One of their projects was to build a prayer labyrinth beside the Campbell Homestead. Walking the labyrinth is one of my favorite ways to pray. I’ve walked the labyrinth at Chartres, France and at New Harmony, Indiana. On the day in 2005 when I interviewed with the Administrative Committee for the role of General Minister and President, my soul was calmed by walking the labyrinth at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. Here is a link to a video of my remarks at the dedication of the Campbell Labyrinth at Bethany. It’s both a reflection on some of what the labyrinth means and also what it’s like to be part of the Disciples of Christ family.
Photo courtesy of Andra Moran