Thursday, April 10, 2008

Thou Shalt not Covet

Was recently reminded of the trepidation of “tailgating.” A young man followed another car, perhaps just a bit too close, as he approached an intersection. A cross traffic bus ran a red light. The woman ahead hit her brakes. He promptly responded in hitting his. However, the driver behind was not as alert, and the impact propelled the second car into the first. Consequently, by some rationalization, the young man was determined to be at fault.

“Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s” (Exodus 20:17).

Or that car length between he and thee!

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