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The labyrinth of life

Who has been in a Labyrinth before? I went into a corn labyrinth with my children. The task was to find several stations and then of course, to find the way out again at the end. It was an amusing experience. You definitely have to try it at some time. In order to find your way around a labyrinth, you need the following 2 questions:

Where are you?

There are lots of possibilities:

  • You are right at the beginning. You now need to enter the labyrinth.
  • You are already in and you have already taken one or more paths. You ask yourself where to go to next and how far you are from the end.
  • Your find out: „I cannot go any further here – it is a dead end!“
  • You find out: „Oops, I have already been here!“ and you have walked around in a circle.

Where do you want to go?

At every junction you must decide which way you want to go. You will sometimes meet people you will say: „this is the right way, or this is a dead end“.

A labyrinth is a good comparison to your life and to your belief. In your life, you will also ask for meaning and ask where you are at the moment. If you find out that you are in one of life’s dead ends, that you are constantly running around in circles, that you never reach your goal and that people are always saying: „this is the way“, or „that’s not the right way“. Then you keep coming to the point where you must decide what you will do and which path you want to take (friends, training, job, hobby and family, …). With time, that can become very tiring. In a corn labyrinth it is only a game and you can be sure of finding your way out again. However in the labyrinth which is your own life, lots of people do not manage. Have a think about where you are and how it looks for you!

Jesus offers you his help

Jesus would like to help you and offer you his way. He only has two paths to choose from: The path WITH HIM or the one WITHOUT HIM. There is nothing else on offer.

"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. " Matthew 7, 13-14

Not everyone takes this path. Some prefer to run around in circles a few times, some get lost and get tangled up in life, some prefer to count on themselves, some despair and do not find their way out of the labyrinth of life.

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