Anthony: Wise Driver

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A reader sent me this letter and I published it with his permission. 

Anthony encountered a driver traveling hastily in heavy traffic.  He was cutting everybody, and also cut Anthony to change lane.  Anthony did not want to concede but thought: if he is so nervous . . . he may have a big problem, I am slowing to let him pass.

When Anthony got home, he received the news his three-year-old son had suffered a serious accident and his mother took him to the hospital.  Anthony immediately went there, and his wife reassured him: “Thank God, the doctor arrived in time to rescue and save our son.”

Anthony asked his wife to take him to see and thank the doctor for his help. Anthony found the doctor was the driver that had rushed through the traffic.

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The Holy Spirit asked me to comment the narrative in the framework of Deadly Sins and Heavenly Virtues.  The narrative has two main protagonists: the meek Anthony and the diligent driver.  Meekness and Diligence are Heavenly Virtues that help to overcome the Deadly Sins of Anger and Sloth.

All sins stem from one or more Deadly Sins, and the development of Heavenly Virtues is an effective paradigm to sainthood.  Virtues, highways to Heaven, are effective for life success.

National News are increasingly reporting car accidents, some fatal, due to angry drivers.  Meekness is urgently needed on American roads to prevent accidents . . . and Diligence enhances work performance and service to God and neighbor.

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