“Be gentle toward everyone.” Titus 3:2

An incident of road rage or a random freeway shooting reveals the breaking point of someone who has spun out of control. Most people never reach that stage – even so, in every vehicle there’s a story being played out in real time.

Each car passing or meeting you is occupied by a person with their own drama, their own agenda.

Preoccupied with their concerns, they are oblivious to yours; they couldn’t care less about what’s going on in your life; they have issues of their own. Sending up a prayer for these anonymous fellow travelers might calm your traffic irritations.

Are you aware of how little you know about the struggles of others – even of those who sit on the same pew with you on Sunday? They may put on a brave face, masking a troubled heart. Be gentle.

Everyone you meet is the central character in their story.