A Sermon in Shoes
One afternoon in Chicago, officials gathered at a train station to await the arrival of the new Nobel Peace Prize winner. When he stepped off the train, the officials came up with hands outstretched, telling him how honored they were to meet him. The man thanked them, and then, looking over their heads, asked if he might be excused for a moment. He walked through the crowd until he reached an elderly black woman who was struggling to carry two large suitcases to a bus. He picked up the bags and escorted the woman to the bus, then finally returned to the welcoming committee. Later, a member of that committee was telling a friend about the event. He summed it up by saying, “I think that was the first time I ever saw a sermon walking.” The man was the missionary doctor who helped the poor in Africa, Dr. Albert Schweitzer.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You for the gift of faith without which I am not able to love and serve others. Help me follow Your will and place in me a loving and serving heart. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Blessings on your journey as a steward!