Wednesday, June 13, 2012

What is wrong with that dumb driver?


 Here in Seattle, it seems like every day I hear on the news of some fight between drivers during rush hour traffic. People get out of their cars while stopped at stop signs, bang on car windows of others, start fights, pull guns and so forth.

Today I was trying to enter into traffic and it seemed like there was no hope of this happening. Surprisingly, a driver stopped and let me in and I waved to say thanks and he waved back. Other cars witnessed this action. It was very simple, polite and easy to do. Why don’t we do this more often?

Years ago in the Philippines, I had a dear friend, but I would never ride with him if he was driving. As soon as he got behind the wheel, started the engine and shut the door, his personality changed to one of anger and aggressiveness.

The characteristic of a Christian, even in traffic, is to “…put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience…” (Colossians 3:12).

1 comment:

Kito Espiritu said...

Thanks, Bro.Doug. It's a good lesson to apply on the road (especially in the Philippines).