Wide open on his right lane, this guy just wants to smash the other guy out of the way in his left lane even though oncoming traffic, me, had to severely swerve out of his way. I was happy enough to do so as I knew no one was next to me. Note that this battle between the blue and red (actually only the red is raging with him/herself) is happening in a turning lane to the left coming up to a traffic light.
He successfully shoves the blue car out of the way. But then, not wanting to turn left after all, severely swerves in front of the blue car, miraculously not smashing into a handicap transport who is turning to the left. A shot from the rear window camera as the red car squeaks in between the blue car and white transport into a normal traffic lane:
Yawn. I had already said my guardian angel prayer. Yawn. No worries on my part. It’s a good idea to pray this prayer every time you buckle up. Also at other times!
- Angele Dei, qui custos es mei, Me tibi commissum pietate superna, hodie (hac nocte) illumina, custodi, rege, et guberna. Amen.
- Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom his love commits me here, ever this day (night) be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
I said a prayer for the driver of the red car. That’s always a good idea. Running from yourself is never a good idea. You’ll never win the race. You’ll only catch up to yourself.
Other clips were already automatically written over by the time I write this. Another guy, at a stop light, didn’t stop, but screamed around everyone through an adjacent parking lot and back out onto the intersection full speed in a cloud of dust. Really lucky no one was walking in the parking lot. This is just wanton disregard for human life.
I’m sure you all have similar experiences every day, and not just in traffic.
I have them one right after the other.
They say not to drive faster than your guardian angel can fly. Ha ha.
By the grace of God, we can let our guardian angels be the ones who catch up to us instead of just ourselves. The angels will introduce us more directly to Jesus in whom we find our identity. Better, we find that we are found by Him.
5 responses to “Road danger: catching up to yourself”
Glad you are ok Father George. Nothing routine about driving these days.
Yes…I offer up prayers to God and St. Michael without fail.
I love the plaque you received from our dear Pope. I was wondering what the writing on it says. God bless you!
Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.
It seems to me that the activity of the holy angels in the world is decreasing and that of the fallen angels increasing, and that ugly and dangerous behaviours are on the rise because fewer Catholics are calling on their Guardian Angels “to light and guard, to rule and guide”. It’s been a few decades now since Hollywood dumbed down the image of Guardian Angels and tweaked interest in the demonic. I am glad, Father, that you make clear the reality and importance of our Guardian Angels in a world that largely seems to have forgotten.
Holy Angels! Who do you root for?
Guardian Angels are ever present, they come to us in our hour of need. Our human condition leads us to not not notice their presence.
The one time, I saw a Guardian Angel (I only saw the light he emitted) was when Jesus sent him to protect me in the dark of the night.
Jesus is ever present, we tend not to notice or forget that he is with us always.