Flip Flop

“A gentleman may be forgiven for having spilled a bit of soup on his tie at supper. He may be excused for having grown a bit too wide for his summer slacks. But he may never forgive himself for wearing a pair of scuffed shoes — especially if he wears them to a crucial job interview or to a cocktail reception where he intends to make his best impression.

…. He may not have absolute control over the splashing of his soup or the size of his waistline, but his shoes, he knows, can always be fixed. They are there to carry him, in more ways than one, through the marbled corridors, over the cobblestones, and across the polished dance floors of life.”

—  John Bridges & Bryan Curtis,  A Gentleman Gets Dressed Up

Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again. And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire.

—  Luke 10: 2 – 7a


5 thoughts on “Footwear

  1. Well I sure hope so too.

    The first quote places emphasis on “shoes.” Basically, the authors are saying that shoes reflect a gentleman’s worth to a potential employer.

    The second quote is Christ sending out His people, telling them to not bring “purse,” “scrip,” or “shoes.”

    “The labourer is worthy of his hire.”

    I found this difference to be slightly interesting.

  2. In your defense, I originally published with the title of the post in greek, which did not transfer well to the font that my blog uses. I have since re-posted with the english title.My good friend Mortimer Jerome Adler would say this “is necessary in reading for understanding.”

    So…buck up, Scorpion Woman.

  3. WOW, I like the new blog… and I like that you are writing more… Sorry I was lost in August and July with the new church plant in Budapest, and mz kids being sick and us moving up here…

    Starting to catch up…

    Laszlo (Laci) Nemeth (Ex Lazo Von Vukovaren)

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