The Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart
If you loved Pilgrim’s Progress, now you need to discover what inspired it. Labyrinth of the World is the original pilgrim allegory. Penned 400 years ago, yet today, it is virtually unknown in English. The author lived and ministered most of his life in exile; after having lost his entire family to the Plague. Comenius uses this tale to remind us of our role as followers of Christ in the world. That is to be the kingdom of God amongst the kingdoms of men, about being aliens, strangers, and sojourners, but most of all ambassadors. Both in life and allegory, Comenius illustrates the teachings of Christ and Paul in ways religious institutionalism has seemingly all but forgotten.