Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Even driving....

Never make a decision without stopping to consider the matter in the presence of God.

St. Josemaria Escriva

THAT's a good idea, isn't it? Eating, or overeating. Gossiping, or telling a secret. Criticizing, or withholding praise.

Now we have the Vatican's "commandments of driving!"

(Picture Hat tip to The Curt Jester, one of the funnier guys on the Internet. He adds a hilarious list of his own.)

These really were issued by the Vatican just recently:

1. You shall not kill.
2. The road shall be for you a means of communion between people and not of mortal harm.
3. Courtesy, uprightness and prudence will help you deal with unforeseen events.
Be charitable and help your neighbor in need, especially victims of accidents.
4. Cars shall not be for you an expression of power and domination, and an occasion of sin.
5. Charitably convince the young and not so young not to drive when they are not in a fitting condition to do so.
6. Support the families of accident victims.
7. Bring guilty motorists and their victims together, at the appropriate time, so that they can undergo the liberating experience of forgiveness.
9. On the road, protect the more vulnerable party.
10. Feel responsible toward others.

I'm sure these will be made fun of ("doesn't the Vatican have anything better to do with their time?") but they are thoughtful and cover the sins against humility, gentleness, temperance, prudence, charity.




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