Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Third Tuesday of Advent

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. (Ephesians 6:10-15)

       what to wear?

i've looked everywhere,
from the discount chains
to the high-end stores,
but cannot find that
section filled with
'Footwear for Peace' -
who knows,
maybe they have been discontinued,
or are on back order somewhere.

or maybe

they are
those paper booties
put on by those
who spend their
holidays providing
medical services
in places where such care
is extinct;
they are
those sneakers
worn by coaches
putting together
a multicultural, myriad faith
football team;

they are
those cement-spackled,
paint polka-dotted
worn by weekend
at affordable housing sites;

good news shoes
just waiting to be
pulled on at
a moment's notice.

© 2012 Thom M. Shuman

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