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Two friends of mine wrote a book entitled Two Wheels Around New Zealand which described a year of their lives when they traveled 8,000 miles around New Zealand and Australia on bicycles.
I found a poem by Walt Huntley entitled: “If God Should Go On Strike’ part of which states:
“How good it is that God above has never gone on strike,
Because He was not treated fair in things He didn’t like.
If only once He’d given up and said: ‘That’s it, I’m through!
I’ve had enough of those on earth, so this is what I’ll do….”
Everyone wants to be successful, whether one is a parent, business person, baseball player, poet, politician, spouse or a musician. No one wants to be known as a failure in what he/she has set out to accomplish.
The Gospel of John13:1-9 has the touching story of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples. None of the apostles protest this action of Jesus except Peter: “You will never wash my feet.” When Jesus explains that unless Peter allows him to wash his feet, Peter will not be able to share in the inheritance that Jesus will receive, Peter replies: “then not only my feet, but my hands and head as well.”