Venice California Labyrinth Has Some Churchgoers Balking At Circles
Venice Labyrinth Has Some Churchgoers Balking At Circles
Published May 5th, 2010 by Ken Silva in Contemplative Spirituality, General News
“You got me goin’ in circles” as the old song goes. From the L.A. Times:
Sculptor Robin Murez saw an overgrown corner lot as ripe for resurrection. After months of plotting and planting, the Oakwood Labyrinth opened — with many loving it and others taking a dimmer view.
With its burned-out lawn and overgrown bushes, the corner lot next to Bethel Tabernacle Church in Venice struck sculptor Robin Murez as ripe for resurrection.
So Murez laid plans to turn the church-owned lot into a pocket park with an in-ground labyrinth, where neighbors could gather to chat, and aging churchgoers could park there for suppers and Bible study…
After months of plotting and planting, the Oakwood Labyrinth at 6th and San Juan avenues was officially unveiled on Saturday — World Labyrinth Day…
But the lawyer-turned-artist has learned something about the community she thought she knew so well: Even if one’s aim is to improve an area that needs improving, not everyone will be thrilled with the results…
For a good perspective on contemplative and mystical practices such as labyrinths see Evangelical Leaders Promote Eastern Contemplative Practices. We now return you to the song:
You got me going in circles (oh round and round I go); (oh round and round I go) I’m spun out over you, You got me going in circles…
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matthew 6:21)