Take Off Your Shoes

Here is a practice for us to see
Take off your shoes to live sacramentally

Realize the Presence of God that surrounds
That you are standing upon holy ground

An act of thanksgiving that we enter into
Of life sacramental in our purview

With physical contact, there is no greater way
To get in touch with reality this day

To feel to the difference on grass, sand for fun
Or on smooth granite warmed by the sun

On the forest floor or mud with a smile
To let the pebbles hurt us for a while

There are so many ways to gratefully touch
God’s healing power the earth offers so much

Let us take off the dullness of being used to
Touch the freshness of life with a sacramental view

From “The Way of Silence”

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