While in Nairobi last month, Grant bought me new shoes - running shoes. I'd had my old New Balance about five years and my little toes were peeping through the webbing.
My old New Balance running shoes
My new New Balance running shoes
These shoes made me think of the Scripture Ephesians 6 v 10-18 where we are encouraged to put on the full armour of God. The belt of truth, the shoes of peace, the shield of peace, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit will help us to stand firm and resist the enemy of evil. I think that one of the hard ones to follow is the shoes of peace. How many times could we have promoted peace and we didn't? When a collegue slags off the boss and you agree; when someone in company critisizes another person in their absence and you add your bit about why you don't like that person too. Let us put on the Shoes of Peace and be a diplomat. If you need to stop someone from belittling another person, do it diplomatically. Remember the person doing the critisizing obviously lacks peace in their hearts. At all times, let us promote peace and make the world a better place.