Monday, December 2, 2013


Today’s topic from the Preachers’ Institute for the 40 Days of Blogging Challenge is “Feet.” Feet really take a beating; they support you wherever you go. They help you run away from danger. They jump out of the way of spiders. And they don’t mind getting squishy why you cross the street after a wet snow storm. Feet are always with you, through thick and thin….and “these days” feet have it pretty good. In Biblical times, you know….the days without indoor plumbing…, feet had it much harder with all the extra “stuff” they had to step in every day. Think about this when you read this passage…

Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee's house, and sat down to eat. And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil. (Luke 6.36-38)

I like to remind people of this reality when they hear this passage. I don’t think I have that type of love. Thankfully, I have not been tempted with that. God probably knows I would fall to that temptation. We never really think that God protects us so many times from things that would be a detriment for our spiritual journey. We don’t always recognize it, but He works overtime keeping us from temptations that are more than we can handle.

Saint Paul reminded us,
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” (1 Corinthians 10.13)

And how will you escape? With your FEET! See, they really are important. Next time you find yourself in the middle of a temptation you feel you can’t overcome, RUN to the nearest Orthodox Church, get down on your knees, and beg the Lord to save you. And He will….but you might have to get your feet dirty traveling along the road. But don’t worry, they can take it!

This post is written for the 40 Days of Blogging Challenge sponsored by the Preachers Institute. You may find other blogs participating in this challenge. I hope you enjoy this year’s Advent journey.

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