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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Suffering Worthy of the Gospel (Mike Riccardi)

Suffering Worthy of the Gospel (Mike Riccardi)

February 25, 2013
Introduction
Having grown up in the densely populated state of New Jersey, I learned to drive in one of the more hostile traffic environments in America. Between the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway, and the occasional foray across the George Washington Bridge or the Lincoln Tunnel into New York City, I’ve been in my share of close calls and quick decisions. When you add the fact that I now live in Los Angeles and use some of the busiest freeways in the country on a daily basis, I suppose it’s rather a miracle that I’m still alive. In fact, there are many times while driving when I consciously thank the Lord that I was spared from this or that potential accident. I certainly know that my passengers have improved their prayer lives while driving with me from time to time.
Because of this rather ridiculous vehicular heritage, while I’m driving I often make it a point to observe the different patterns other drivers follow and decisions they make. Sometimes I imagine what I would have done in a certain situation—say, if a driver lost control or decided to change lanes without warning. “If he made a mistake and needed to jump in front of me, could I get out of his way?” Things like that...........
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