We’ve all been on the interstate when a sports car or sports bike (motorcycle) races past us in excess of 100 mph. In those moments, what thoughts cross your mind?
Others may offer a different perspective:
Our responses are informed by a variety of factors.
While laws serve as a means of restricting human behaviors, free will means that the behavior of others can never be fully restricted, even when lives are at risk. Each day, we make a series of choices, while also responding in real time to the choices of others. This day, may we choose to act responsibly and well, in order that our neighbors be given every opportunity to flourish. And in those moments when our neighbors actions become the source of harm, remind us to pray for them, instill within us clear judgment, and help us to intervene whenever, wherever, and however it is necessary to do so. For, in doing so, we model what it means to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Yours in Christ,