- an old, well worn shoe
I take an old, well worn shoe and talk about how useful and comfortable the shoe is. It's a good shoe. I have worked and walked and jogged many miles in this shoe. They protect my feet from thorns and rocks and glass. At first, they pinched when I wore them, but now I look forward to putting them on.
The commandments are like this shoe. They may not always seem fashionable to the world but they protect me against sin and heartache. The commandments may seem at times "out of style" but they protect us and enable us to live our lives and progress to the fullest. They protect us from sin, danger, and disappointment. It might be uncomfortable or unpopular to obey the commandments, but it gets easier with time.
Source: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Flats/4746/lessons.html, additions by Jenny