Rev Kev blogged on the great shoe debate so I guess I’ll throw in my two cents. Then, I’m going to be done with the controversial stuff and just go and try to live a life with less so others can have more.
If you left on Sunday without leaving your shoes, please don’t feel guilty. See, I don’t really think it’s all about shoes. Sure, there were lots of shoes left and sent to Soles 4 Souls and that was a great thing. Even greater than that, though, is that we learn to put God first, others second, and ourselves third.
If we just use Jesus as a model for our lives, then we will be all set. He lived a life focused on God, His Father, and others. He sacrificed, even to death on the cross, so that we would be able to live in freedom and live a life of abundance. Our choice to live a life focused on others enhances that freedom and that abundance.
So, if you left with your shoes on Sunday, please don’t feel any guilt. Just remember that faith is a verb and go and actively live out your faith. God will lead you to a place where He wants you to be generous. Listen to Him.