Rejoice! Good news, my little brood of vipers! Don’t worry – be happy! And other such joyous things.
As it happens, we don’t at St Mark’s. We may in the future but at the moment we don’t. So today, as I was preaching, I wore a rather terrific pink stole from India which a friend brought back. Not rose so much as ROSE! Gorgeous! But is one rose stole enough for such an auspicious occasion? No, I thought not too. So I wore my new pink shoes as well.
I could feel the presence of the shoe-police breathing down my neck but I am adamant I did no wrong. Pink shoes should be obligatory for Gaudete Sunday. Of course I expect to hear from a certain Provost who has been known to take an interest in these matters. But while I still live, here is a picture of the pink shoe. What’s not to love?