I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands
If anyone is lost without a compass and passing a churchyard or cemetery, the direction signs are to be found there. By tradition, Christians are buried with their heads in the west and feet facing east so the headstones also represent the resurrected soul, standing and looking towards Jerusalem and the coming of Christ on judgement day (Eschaton). Just like a sundial’s gnomon, the gravestone shadows tell the hour too – lengthening to the east must be about 3-4 pm, as indeed it was when I took this picture of Woodbridge cemetery in late summer. Thus in both time and direction, the departed point the way.