We never really think about walking along the street. In fact we walk for pleasure and look at the things we pass as we go along, perhaps minding the remains of the take away or the dog dirt every so often. Since getting a puncture last year I suppose I now do think about driving down country lanes. I try to avoid the potholes which have become something of a hazard.
However I am aware today how different it is, even with the inconvenience of Buckinghamshire potholes, in some parts of the world to walk and drive freely. Today is International Mine Awareness Day. In Cambodia, for example, landmines and unexploded ordinance continue to kill and maim. They remain dangerous consequences of war. 87% of the victims are civilians. We pray for those who cannot walk along the street without the risk of being injured.