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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Swear words are silly. This is a PG13 post.

       I have contemplated road-rage for as long as I can remember.   It puzzles me.  I still can't figure out why kindly good-hearted human beings turn into vulgarity (yes, it is indeed a word, Dr. H.) cannons when they're behind the wheel.   Does no one wonder if, maybe, the blinker doesn't work on that beat-up old chevy with the two-by-four bumper?  Or possibly, that everybody has that moment of indecision when the light turns yellow as you are mere feet from it.  Sure, some people drive like they're insane.  (Don't be afraid to call the authorities if you happen by someone who could take a life, because of reckless driving.)  And, yet, I find no place in the Bible where name-calling is encouraged under any circumstances.

    I was in a car accident seven years ago.   Somebody decided last-minute to make a sharp turn into a subdivision.   That of course, meant that everybody behind that car had to step on the brakes to avoid a collision.  I was among that line-up.  As I slammed my brakes,  a really weird thing happened.  I could no longer steer the car.  My brakes had locked.  Because the road was slick, my car slid into the oncoming lane, it's driver unsuccessfully doing everything possible to get back over.  Unfortunately, the zippy driver of the shiny new red car,  did not view our collision as an opportunity to make a new friend.  Perhaps, it was because she was a bit confused.  You see, she could not decide if I was an unintelligent girl-version of the canine species, or an orifice in the lower half of the body.  Either way, it would've been impossible for me to have intercourse with myself.  Moving on...

   Road rage is just one of those things that is "acceptable" because everybody does it.  Listen Buddy, (Just kidding. - "Buddy", in my neck of the woods is the mean-hearted, non-cuss word for bad drivers.) I'm just crazy enough to challenge that.  Try to think the best about the rest of the world behind the wheel.  They are the same people you see at church, the movies, and at the grocery store.  You wouldn't refer to them as "donkeys who have relations with their mother",  for taking the last buy-one get-one box of Wheaties, would you?  So, why direct imprudent sayings at them when they are in their vehicles?  I'm just sayin'.  Oh wait,  no, that's not me talking... It's Wisdom... Let me see where is it?...  Ahhh, here it is.

Wisdom is personified in the book of Proverbs.  She says...

I hate perverse speech.   Prov. 8:13

Also in James 3:9&10:   With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.


And in Philippians 2:3:  in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.

Anyway,  just chew on it for a while.  I love you.  You are the most AWESOME READERS EVER!

Love you,

Christina

PS.  I almost forgot!  The winner of the kneecap scar competition....

Congratulations Jennifer!  The scar is shaped like the letter H, but your guess, "L", was closest!

You have won $10 gift certificate to the place of your choice.  Let me know where you'd like to spend it!

7 comments:

  1. This is so true... We need to remember that our words impact others whether go or bad and so we need to think before we speak at any given time. We need to honor God with our words not dishonor Him... Whether it is in Road rage or in the store wherever we are it shouldn't matter.

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  2. Congratulations Jennifer...and Christina: another nice story! :)

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  3. I donate it back to LWO. I just like to win ;)

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  4. Wow! You have some really creative ways of getting us readers to figure out exactly what that blessed woman said after your collision. You are so cute, you may get away with it.

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  5. Congrats to Jennifer for the win!!!

    And Christina, I'm so glad you had a post about this, because guess what! I can get impatient and frustrated real fast at a driver. But I do have to say I don't use mean words, What usually happens is this...

    car doesn't use their blinker
    crystal says, "Blinkers are useful!"
    But your right, maybe their blinker isn't working, the light went out. So thank you for those encouraging words. I will try and be more patient when it comes to other drivers on the road.
    You are so smart!

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  6. Carl "CJ" JohnsonJune 10, 2010 at 10:13 PM

    I think it's funny that I am most outraged when drivers make the same mistakes I do. :)

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  7. This surley makes me look at my little accident a little differently. My son was about 3 months old and I was taking him to the day care on my way to work. When I got off the expressway and stopped at the light, the woman behind me only stopped after her bumper colloded with mine. I was only worried about my newborn son and all she could say to me was "He is just fine, now lets go, I am late for work" She was a nurse. I felt alot of unhealthy feelings for this insensitive woman. I never verbalized it, but I still thought and felt it. My son is now 12, thank you for helping me release this one. I did not even realize I was still holding on to it until this post. I Love how God works through you and touchs my family.

    Love you....smiles

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