It’s a common temptation: “It won’t be long,” we think. “I’ll leave the car running and be right back.” When one man in Niagara Falls, New York did that, he returned to find that his car had its own agenda. While he was gone to mail a letter, his car had slipped into reverse and, with its wheels set just right, was circling a suburban parking lot at 15-20 mph. It continued its leisurely backwards circles for two hours without hitting anything.
Several years ago I noticed some similarities between my life and that car. My engine was running, I was moving along at a comfortable pace, and I wasn’t ramming into anyone. But the scenery tended to be strikingly familiar, in a backwards sort of way.
Quick thinker that I am, I realized that I had a problem. I had a tremendous amount of religious information that was doing no good to anyone. In short, I was a “pew potato.”
In this blog I am going to ask if there are any others out there in the blogosphere (that’s a cute name for people sitting in front of their computers), who might be in the same situation. I will challenge all of us to do something about it.
What about that car in the parking lot? A very quick and nimble volunteer fireman was able to jump into the car and make it behave. That was after fire hoses had been turned on the car engine to try to short it and stop the car.
Please don’t wait until the fire hoses are turned on you.