Have you ever entered a house that you are allowed to wear your shoes inside the home? Footwear is dirty and rightly so, the homeowner prefers that we leave our shoes at the door. Therefore, we respect their wishes and remove our shoes.
When we get together, being a big family, that’s plenty of different kinds of footwear. Now, try finding your shoes immediately from this stack of shoes.
Shoes are symbolism of what carries you, your heart and mind. When we leave our shoes at the door and enter someone’s abode, we want to be fully present to them. This place could be your own home, church, school, etc. This reminded me of an old-time favorite song that I still hum.
I am a man without envy
No roof, no walls to defend me
Hoping someday you’ll be friendly
And take my troubles away.
Walk with me, talk with me
Tell me all the good things you’ve done
Stay with me, pray with me
Leave all your blues in your shoes at the door.
I went to school for a long time
Hoping to walk in a straight line
Until I discovered the great mind
Never to walk in a straight line at all.
I was a child once I knew it
My mother has pictures to show it
I guess she knew I’ll outgrow it
I guess that’s what pictures are for.