Rule-less Living

Rule-less Living

Sunday, June 17, 2001
| Galatians 2:15-21

You're speeding down the interstate, veer off the exit ramp and careen down the boulevard toward work. You're stopped by the local constable and given a $60 speeding ticket. You shrug. It's the cost of doing business, and even though you're a committed Christian, breaking some laws just doesn't seem to be a big deal.

The alarm clock failed. The dog threw up. The kids couldn't find their shoes. Finally, you're out the door, armed with a cinnamon latte in the travel mug and the car phone on speaker.

Meeting begins in 30 minutes? Commute takes 40 minutes? Speed limit remains 55?

No problem.

Hang a left to glide casually into the "High Occupancy Vehicle" lane set aside for cars with two or more passengers. You hope maybe nobody will notice that it's just you and the radio. Accelerate to about 70. Gotta love these commuter lanes! Even if the law's out in full force, the price of a ticket is worth every dime. Sixty bucks for shaving 15 minutes off the clock? A great deal, especially considering the half-dozen times nobody caught you. A cost-effective no-brainer.

In our time-crunched, multitasking world, drivers who are ordinarily law-abiding citizens are increasingly disregarding the rules of the road. Speeding tickets and HOV violations have basically become the cost of doing business. The same people...

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