We live in a rocky, thorn-infested world.
Some wouldn’t know about that because they have worn shoes from the moment they could stand. Since birth, we have been well cared for spiritually. They’ve not known life without shoes. Therefore it is difficult to relate to the huge percentage of those who go without adequate foot ware (in the Pacific Northwest U.S. that’s perhaps 91% of the population). Shoe wearers tend to spend all their time hanging around others who are like them.
Many of the well-shod have grown to become shoe experts. Their favorite activity in life is to compare and contrast various shoes and shoe stores. They are shoe aficionados! Imelda Marcos, with her 2,700 pairs of shoes, seems reasonable – perhaps even a hero even.
Others feel called to reach out to those without shoes – who aren’t aware of how different life could go with a custom pair of shoes.
Shoes are transformational! There’s nothing wrong with owning multiple pairs of footwear. There’s a lot wrong with a smug attitude with those who feel there is no need for concern with the lost suffering feet of those without proper shoes.
When was the last time you got around the Shoeless? Ask God to give you his heart for them…and he will!
“A man’s Self is the sum total of all that he can call his own.” – Wm. James