There’s a left-hand turn into our church parking lot off of a very busy street. I sat there today as about 40 cars passed by without one person slowing up or stopping to let me make the left turn. And that included someone turning into church who could not even stop before turning to let me make the turn. Much to my surprise that person was Deacon John!
This begs the question—Would Jesus slow up to let me make the turn? The obvious answer is “Of course he would!” After all, he died for us on the cross. So, extending a little courtesy—just common courtesy, not even Christian love—is a no brainer. Yet 40 people—with at least 30 likely Christians—could not slow up like Jesus certainly would have done if he were behind the wheel.
Would you have slowed up to let me make the turn into church? Do you extend common courtesies during the average day to people? If “no” to either of these, how can you do the tougher thing of letting the love that God showers on you flow to others?
I’m guilty as the next person of not slowing up on occasion. But I try my best to treat others just like Jesus commanded us to do—with love. Slowing up your car to let someone make a left turn—especially into the church parking lot—is just a little step in the right direction.