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quotations and scriptures sealed within the labyrinth
As a special service , our artists hand-write quotations chosen by your community inside the lines prior to painting. During the painting of your labyrinth, the quotations are read out loud by the artist, then the lines are painted and the quotations are covered & sealed within the labyrinth forever. When building outdoors, a 'time capsule' of mementos, quotations and prayers can be buried in your outdoor labyrinth project. please let us know of other quotations that you like. PAXworks is the only major labyrinth maker offering this service!
Our collection of quotations and scriptures :
T.S. Eliot - 1888 - 1965
What we call the beginning is often the end, and to make an end is to make a beginning.
We shall never cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
St. Gregory the Great
|Purity of heart and simplicity are of great force with Almighty God, |
who is in purity most singular, and of nature most simple.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery : The Little Prince
|It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; |
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
my boat struck something deep, nothing happened
sound silence, waves , nothing happened
or perhaps, everything happened , and I am sitting in the middle of my new life
|Saint Francis of Assisi, Apocrypha "Preach the gospel at
all times. If necessary, use words."|
|Mother Teresa "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."|
Teresa of Avila "Do whatever most kindles love in you."
Rumi "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there."
Kahlil Gibran "Say not, 'I have found the PATH of the soul.' Say rather, 'I have met the soul upon my PATH."'
Julian of Norwich "The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything. "
The Old Testament
Ex 13:21 By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night.
Sam 1:2:29 You are my lamp, O LORD; the LORD turns my darkness into light.
Is 2:5 Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD.
Is 26:7 The path of the righteous is level; O upright One, you make the way of the righteous smooth.
Is 30:20-21 Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. 21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."
Is 55:1 All you who are thirsty, come to the water .
Is 43:4 you are precious and I love you .
Is 49:15 Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. .
Is 42:16 I will lead the blind on their journey, by paths unknown I will guide them. .
Is 60:1 Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.
Psalm 18: 28 You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.
Psalm 23 - A psalm of David. (entire)
Psalm 27:11 Show me your way, O Lord .
Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and show you the way you should walk
Psalm 16:11 You will show me the path of life, fullness of joy is in your presence.
Psalm 73:23 Nevertheless I am always with you for you hold me by my right hand
Psalm 84:5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.
Psalm 97:11 Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
Psalm 116:8 How shall I repay the Lord for all the good things he has done for me?
Psalm 119:35 Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.
Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
Prov 4:18 The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
From the rule of Benedict
In His loving kindness, the Lord shows us the way of life. Ask the Lord, that He supply by grace what is impossible to us by nature. Great care and concern are to be shown in receiving poor people and pilgrims, because in them more particularly, Christ is received. As soon as anyone knocks or a poor person calls out, the porter will reply "Thanks be to God," or invoke a blessing, and with the meekness of the fear of God, return an answer speedily in the warmth of love. . All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ. Let us prefer nothing whatever to Christ.
The New Testament
Jn 14 :6 I am the way the truth and the life .
Jn 1:7 In the beginning was the word .
1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Jn 8:12 "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
Jn 14:1 Do not let your hearts be troubled have faith in God and faith in me. .
Rm 8:28 .. we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Eph 6:11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
The Lord's Prayer (both traditional and contemporary versions)
link to prayers of peace from many religions
other prayers and texts
Miscellaneous notes & quotes
Online Scripture search