Monday, February 09, 2009

Barefoot at Church

I played barefoot on the worship team this week and then looked around and realized that two others were too! I am still so used to the whole "no shoes, no shirt, no service" that it is still hard for me to get over that people can go into most restaurants, grocery stores, etc barefoot. I still feel like i am breaking some law when i do it or like my feet are missing something?

"You're the Pastor who was Barefoot!"
I even remember taking off my sandals to feel comfortable and preaching barefoot at a school assembly once while i was in college and I didn't think anything of it at the time.

A year later i met a student who was trying to remember how they knew me and they finally remembered, "Oh, you were that pastor who was barefoot!" Apparently i stood out more than i thought.
and NO is the answer for those who were wondering if this was me.

5 comments:

Lynne Payne said...

ha cool!

Brenton & Kelly Benware said...

You goof!

Alberto GuimarĂ£es said...

Peace and Good!
I am a barefooter secular franciscan brother, and whenever possible I attend barefoot religious celebrations!
I which you a Holy Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Jesus, Mary and Francis be with you, keep you and bless you!
Br. Alberto Guimaraes OFS
Braga - Portugal

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Brent Dongell said...

I love this, thanks for taking the time to comment Alberto!

Alberto GuimarĂ£es said...

Peace and Good!
Reading the Exodus burning bush episode, my opinion is all of us must be barefoot (I already don' t say "to live barefoot") al least during religious ceremonies.
Among the Abraham' s followers only our Muslim brothers do that.
Remember St. Francis of Assisi denying the sandals, following the Gospels!
Jesus, Mary and Francis be with you, keep you and bless you!
Greetings!
Br. Alberto Guimaraes OFS
Braga - Portugal