The Labyrinth

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The Labyrinth

The Labyrinth

My children were excited to see this labyrinth. They followed the bricks around this way and that way and came to the center of it all. Then they would start from another place and end up at the same end point. Finally one of them said to me “Mom, no matter which path we take we always end up in the middle.”

Wouldn’t it be great if that is how our lives worked? If when we started on a path we had the reassurance of the labyrinth that we would find the correct end point. Well, because God gave us free will we are able to choose which ever path we desire to follow. Every path ends at some point but not necessarily where we wanted it to end.

God guides us throughout our earthly lives to follow His path. When our eyes are set upon God we find ourselves closer to the desired endpoint. However, many times in life we lose focus. Instead of looking for heaven we look to earth. We are distracted by the other paths filled with riches, lust, comfort and human pleasure. Often times we forget that the only thing that will ever fill our hearts or satisfy our longing is God. God’s love, selfless giving and loving all those around us will give us all that we desire. But we are humans and get lost in the maze.

Today, think about your labyrinth, your life, and what path you have taken. Are you following the voice and guidance of God? Or are you following the things that call to you from this world? Most importantly which end point do you want to reach; heaven or the things of this world?

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About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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