First Parish Church United Church of Christ, Yarmouth Maine
Sermon by Rev. Kate Dalton
September 29, 2019
Scripture: Exodus 1:8-14; 3:1-15; Mark 12:26-27a
In a reflection posted on the Working Preacher website, independent scholar Karla Suomala recalls traveling in Japan with her husband. One thing that stood out to her during their travels was shoe etiquette.
She says, “Every time we entered our room, we took off our shoes. Every time we visited a museum, we took off our shoes. Every time we entered a shrine or temple, we took our shoes off. And in most instances, we replaced our shoes with slippers.”