Dear Road Rage Christian,
Hello. You probably do not remember me, but we crossed paths a little earlier today. Do you remember? We were both sitting in our cars outside of Office Depot waiting to turn onto the street. I was in the car in front of you waiting to turn left. You must have been in a hurry because you honked your horn at me as if you were saying, “Hurry up!” You obviously did not see the car I was waiting for before I made my left turn out of the parking entrance and onto the street. Or, perhaps you thought I could have “made it” by quickly dashing in front of the oncoming car. Either way, you seemed to be in a hurry and you were trying to let me know that.
Still do not remember? Well after I had allowed the oncoming car to pass, I made my left turn and made my way down the street. You, in an obvious hurry, quickly accelerated past me in a no-passing zone and came within inches of actually brushing my car with yours. Do you remember that? Maybe you would remember my face if you saw it because as you drove by you stared me down and had an expression of extreme concentration on your face as if you did not want to ever forget who I was. I am sure you would remember my face.
I noticed the “Jesus Fish” license plate frame on your car as you drove by. I also noticed the sticker in your back window of Calvin kneeling before the cross of Christ. I wanted to catch up to you at the next stop light and ask what those symbols meant to you because they mean a great deal to me. However, it was not to be. The light remained green and you continued driving straight while I had to make another left turn and continue home.
Those symbols surely mean something to you though, I am positive. Otherwise, why have them on your car? I am guessing that they are meant to declare your allegiance to Christ and your dedication to following His teachings. I am also sure that they are meant to express your desire to show the world the love and forgiveness that are available to all of the world through Jesus Christ.
I wish you had not been in such a hurry today. Perhaps you would have been able to show me a little of that love and forgiveness as well for my inferior driving skills. For that, allow me to say, “I am sorry.” I realize that today is Christmas Eve and you were probably in a rush to finish your last-minute Christmas shopping and get to the Christmas Eve service at your church where you could worship your Lord. You had every reason to be angry with me. I understand.