Will you walk with me through the dark ways of life?

Be with me on the pathway,

fearfully, cautiously,

winding through unfamiliar times and places,

walk in my shoes – that you may accompany me on my journey?


But do not expect my shoes to be comfortable,

moulded as they are by my pounding feet.

Nooks and crannies corresponding to my idiosyncrasies

will not fit you.


Will you feel pinched, cramped, rubbed sore in my shoes?

Will you trip as overlarge shoes flap?

Can you take the discomfort of walking with me?

But will you come with me – come what may,

a Christ in disguise ministering to my need?


Included by permission of the author, the Rev. Ros Murphy