Monday, October 04, 2010

Life

This morning I traveled the path tread every weekday morning, walking hand-in-hand with my two kids. There are no sidewalks, so we have to get ourselves to the curb and dodge parents driving in a rush to school or college students flying like rocket ships to secure parking spaces.

I had safely kissed my kiddos goodbye and was crossing 16th to enter the university campus. It was clear in both directions. Except for one mini-truck in the distance. This little black truck sped up- increasing his speed with me walking through the crosswalk! I picked up my pace. I passed the center stripe he swerved over the line. I kept eye contact as he approached. As I reached the curve, I turned to see him pass.

It really is stunning that someone would be inconvenienced by a pedestrian. What would cause a person to speed up? Swerve at a person? None of these compares to the questions I had when I glanced down and saw his bumper sticker, "LIFE" it pronounced in big bold letters.

Hum. The life of an unborn babies is valuable, but not walking professor?

I am guessing that this student is a Christian. Maybe even a quite vocal and activist Christian, unafraid to permanently stick his view on a tiny bumper. However, there is something awry with our hurried, angry, self-justified swerving Christians lives. How can we advertise our Christianity on the back bumper while running people down with our front bumper? Just a word to the Christians out there. People don't care what you think, don't concern themselves with your pedestrian beliefs, but they do feel the impact of your actions.

Christian brother, in the little pickup. . . we missed.

13 comments:

Jeanine said...

I thank God for keeping you safe and pray we will all slow down and observe life and treasure each person we see. Mom

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Pablo said...

And ye shall know the truth,and the truth shall make you free.

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Anonymous said...

I think it's rather bold of you to assume it was a Christian who did this based off of a single bumper sticker that reads "LIFE". I know many people who have the same belief - that LIFE should be preserved; that abortion is wrong - but they certainly are not Christians.

You should be careful in your assumptions, my friend. What's on the outside may not match your belief on what is inside.

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I told you once. said...

A nice post and excellent use of a life experience to make a very good point. I think everyone, Christian or not should be considerate, and everyone should walk their talk.

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CarlyCrosby said...

Very nice, I really agreed with what you said. Actions do speak louder than words and many people these days don't understand that.

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Richard Wiseman said...

I was scrolling blogs to see what people are saying. there are a lot of lives online out in the 'cloud' and I was delighted to find your blog. God bless you and yours. I was reading 'Kings' today and read 19:12 and I've been listening for the still small voice of God amongst the babble of a world gone mad. I can hear something of that voice in your blog posts. God bless you.

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