A welcome retreat has given me an opportunity to reflect on which paths I have walked over the last twelve months, where I lost my way, as well as those moments I barely remember because I failed to pay attention. The next step is usually to look ahead, but I am beginning to wonder whether it is possible to second guess the next journey.
Prayerfully pondering my shoes, which have been faithful friends in times of change and seem to attract a fair bit of attention, led me to consider whose shoes I would envy…? An even harder question is whose shoes I would shy away from, and for what reason? Perhaps they are the people I ought to really get to know, rather than making assumptions about what brought them and their shoes to a particular journey, and how that might feel – that feels like #radicalinclusion for our time…isn’t that where Jesus would be?