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Rev. Enid Watson began her July 6 reflection by observing that, although the cross, the means of execution, is universally used as the symbol of the Christian church, it is her feeling that a more apt symbol might be the stone that was rolled away from the tomb. Rev. Watson told us about the massive stone cairns the Inuits build in the far northern regions of Canada to provide direction and reference to those who must travel in harsh conditions and for whom getting lost can mean death. As she told us about these durable guides, called Inukshuk by the native tribes, she built a little one for us on our Beth El table, using stones she selected and brought to East Church from Peak's Island. Perhaps we can use this small Inunshuk on our Beth El table throughout the summer to remind us to seek our "resurrection direction."