You know Toms. They're the uber cool minimalist shoes that everybody that all the cool hipster kids are wearing nowadays. I have some, not because i'm a cool hipster kid, but because I'm jealous of the cool hipster kids. The reason I bought my first pair of Toms is because for every pair they sell, they send a free pair to a kid who wouldn't otherwise have shoes. Pretty cool. But enough of my Tom's commercial.
Today they are hosting One Day Without Shoes. All day long they are encouraging people to take off their shoes and go about their daily life. I'm taking part for the first time and there are already some amazing things I'm noticing. First off is how cold my feet have gotten. It's a mild day here in Houston so the usual blazing cement I would be walking on is nowhere to be found. The second is that there's a lot of crap on the ground to step on. I have already wiped or picked countless pointy objects off of my feet. This is, I believe, at the heart of the matter.
We don't take time, those of us with general access to shoes, to notice how much of a vital role they play in our day to day lives. Now I don't have all the statistics, but take a moment today and check out www.onedaywithoutshoes.com They have all the vitals and the resources if you feel so inclined to help out.
There's another organization that does work in this area so if you have a second moment check out www.shoesfororphansouls.org and see the amazing work they're doing. Thanks for listening, I think its our job as the church to not only spread the good news, but to spread the love. Happy Barefooting