Put a lot into the sermon this week - wanted to really open this story to a congregation that is having trouble seeing a future & is fearful of change. Read, wrote, prayed, re-write, talked to friends, read, re-wrote.. etc.
Then on Friday, as part of an attempt to get more healthy I went for a long-ish brisk walk in some boots I thought were broken in, Result - 2 very raw heels & I can't put shoes on this morning. So I had to preach in the only backless shoes I have - some flowery clogs. Result - no-one remembers a word I said - everyone goes home discussing my feet. Minister is kept humble - and a good thing too!