As mystical practices, like "walking the labyrinth," continue to wind themselves into the church I am reminded of the movie "Luther." This was a very well done film depicting the life of Martin Luther and the beginning of the Reformation. There is a scene in the movie where Christians are lining up to kneel and pray as they climb a flight of stairs. They are told that as they climb each stair on their knees it diminishes the time their loved ones spend in purgatory. A privilege they had to pay for. Luther begins to see the fruitlessness of this type of practice after reading the gospel. He discovers that none of these works-based exercises have any worth. It would seem that all Protestants would be able to recognize a fruitless works-based practice when they see it also. Of course, the key in Luther's realization was reading the gospel -- practice that is sadly lacking amongst today's Christians. Sadder still is that churches are actually promoting this foolishness.