Rude Awakening

I was out for a walk early this morning when someone in a pickup truck drove by, slowed down, and blew his horn very loudly. He drove on a little farther before turning around. The driver then pulled over on the street in front of a certain house and blew his horn again. I can only assume that he was trying to let someone know that their transportation had arrived.

Who knows where these people were headed so early on a Saturday morning? Perhaps they were going to work. Maybe they planned to do a little fishing.

I thought it would have been a nice thing if the driver had refrained from blowing his horn so loudly in a populated area at 6:30am on a weekend. Would it have been too much trouble to quietly park the truck, walk up to the door and knock? Did he really have to wake up the whole neighborhood?

Philippians 2:4 says, “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” I have to believe that some of the people on that street might have been interested in sleeping past 6:30 on a Saturday morning!

Rather than try to straighten this fellow out, I suppose I had better examine my own selfish nature. I wonder how often I annoy others by blowing my own horn too loudly?


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