The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus,
"And who is my neighbor?" Luke 10:29
This morning I was driving my son to school. As we approached one of the exits/entrances on Stoughton Road, I could see an ambulance with lights coming up the entrance ramp. Cars were racing ahead in the left lane, beyond the posted speed limit. I began to slow down because the ambulance would be entering the right lane. The ambulance entered the lane several cars in front of me, but no one was moving to the right. I could see the lights and hear the siren, but no one was moving over. The ambulance had to go out of the way to adjust to traffic that was not cooperating. The few cars that did move over quickly re-entered the traffic behind the ambulance wanting to take advantage of getting ahead of the rest of the traffic. The question that came to my mind was, "Who are we thinking of, when it is more important for US to get where WE need to go as fast as we can?" It was far more important for the ambulance to reach their destination in a timely fashion than it was for others to be a minute or two later than planned. A minute or two really could make a difference in a life or death situation!