This Sunday we will examine what our shoes say about us; what they saw about our fashion sense, the society in which we live, the culture that surrounds us, and even a bit about our cultural background. We will even explore the roles shoes take in our lives.
There is more to our shoes than meets the eye. For instance, in the movie, Catch Me If You Can, Frank Abagnale’s father, in one of his many lessons to his son states, “All you need do, to know everything you need to know about anyone, is to look at their shoes.” Believe it or not multiple studies have been done about what our shoes say about us. One of my favorites comes out the Epoch Times. I also found articles in the Huffington Post, on CNN, in Glamour (okay, no surprise there), but I also found items in Psychology Today and a few other scientifically focused articles.
Why explore this at church? Because the focus on feet, shoes, direction, and walking are all found in scripture from Moses at the burning bush, to Jesus washing the feet of the disciples. So let’s have some fun with this and explore it all this Sunday. I think, once worship is over, you’ll find deeper meaning in what may appear to be a nonsensical focus for worship. To prepare please read Romans 10:14-17.