Bringing the Text to Life

Roundabout Peace 2 Corinthians 13:11-13

Roundabout Peace

Yield ahead: Paul's rules for the road when living in community

At a Glance

This piece is about learning to play nice. Getting along. We start with the news that roundabouts, which have been a feature of some urban landscapes for many years, are now being built at an unprecedented rate. Statistics in Arizona prove the theory: Injuries in traffic accidents at intersections are down by 75 percent, while fatal accidents have decreased by a staggering 90 percent. Experts conclude that taking away the need (or temptation) to beat a red light has led to slower speeds and, thus, safer driving. The emphasis at roundabouts seems to be on cooperation rather than competition. Which brings us to 2 Corinthians.

Editors' Pick

For a treatment of the gospel text for today, Matthew 28:16-20, see "Special Ops" (May 26, 2002), in the Homiletics archives, Search by Date or by Scripture.

Ever feel as though you're going around in circles? There might be a reason for that. More and more cities are choosing a new approach to traffic control. Inspired...

Start your risk free trial to view the entire installment!