Sunday, July 1, 2012

Go Shoeless

(not my feet)
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Moses thought, "I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up." When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, "Moses! Moses!" And Moses said, "Here I am."
"Do not come any closer," God said. "Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground."
Watching the Read/Write Web bush catch on fire without being consumed, I often feel like Moses...I'm going to check it out. Some wise folks probably figure that a burning bush is strange, and the risk just isn't worth it. Yet, some of us are drawn to the flame, and say, "Here I am, I'm ready to walk shoeless into the future." That's the way I feel when I walk into a library. I have the feeling of being in a holy place for which I am not worthy but still abiding presence stirs my spirit, excitement races through me. The untapped potential, the power of discovery.

Shoeless, I walk barefoot into the land of uncertainty. Certainly, walking shoeless into the future is frightening, yet unless we do so, we may find that we fail as leaders. I have to remember to take off my shoes.

In the past, books were the avenue of learning...when you stepped into a library, the excitement was there. Now, imagine the excitement our children feel as they go forward, barefoot into the virtual flame that draws them, like Moses to the burning bush, a moth to a flame.

Though I walk empty-handed, access to ubiquitous technology allows me anytime, anywhere's like going swimming barefoot, unencumbered by shoes and a t-shirt...more natural. No, not more natural...more holy. God instructs Moses to take off his sandals because he is on holy ground..."Cast aside your defenses, your firewalls, the raiment that shields you, it is YOU that is holy enough to be in my presence, but not that which you have made."

Go Shoeless into the future of're on holy ground.

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