Day 9

Day 9

How beautiful upon the mountains,

are the feet of the messenger who announces peace,

who brings good news,

who announces salvation,

who says to Zion, your God reigns.’

Isaiah 52:7


Beautiful Feet

So according to the wonderfully named Miss Foot Fixer, the expert quoted in The Sun, Rita Ora has the most beautiful feet in the world: She achieved a score of 93 per cent. “Due to the golden ratio’s symmetry, even though there is a slight prominence along the big toe, she scored highest out of all the celebs featured.” The Princess of Wales got 83 percent.

How do you think you would score? Are your feet beautifully formed, well maintained things of beauty; over lived on, under loved and showing it; or just plain hobbit-like?

Turns out, the best feet in the world belong to the one who brings God’s message over the hills.

What matters is the message, not the feet.

Peace for our crazy, aggressive, unbalanced, unequal world. Good news for all of us, in times of darkness and despair. Safety from harm or ruin, Saving from all the discord brought about by not being in tune with God.

And a simple message of hope – God in charge.

And all of this at Christmas – peace in the starry skies, good news brought to shepherds, salvation announced by throngs of angels, and God in charge in a baby in a stable.

Charles A

  • Church of England.
  • Diocese of York.