2 Peter 1:5-11 (NLT)
5 In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone. 8 The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But those who fail to develop in this way are shortsighted or blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their old sins. 10 So, dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away. 11 Then God will give you a grand entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Peter writes to believers who share their faith in Christ. He points out they should make every effort to trust in God’s promises and put their faith into action. They should not forget how Christ has cleansed them of their sins and how they should work hard for God to show others they are believers in Christ.
On June 19 of 2007 the Catholic Church released a statement on the Ten Commandments of driving. The commandments are as follows:
01. You shall not kill.
02. The road shall be for you a means of communion between people and not of mortal harm.
03. Courtesy, uprightness and prudence will help you deal with unforeseen events.
04. Be charitable and help your neighbor in need, especially victims of accidents.
05. Cars shall not be for you an expression of power and domination, and an occasion of sin.
06. Charitably convince the young and not so young not to drive when they are not in a fitting condition to do so.
07. Support the families of accident victims.
08. Bring guilty motorists and their victims together, at the appropriate time, so that they can undergo the liberating experience of forgiveness.
09. On the road, protect the more vulnerable party.
10. Feel responsible toward others.
It brings to mind a story about a patrolman who observed a woman blowing her horn, swearing, and making obscene gestures to the car in front of them for not moving the instant the light turned green. The patrolman stopped her, arrested her and took her to jail. Later he came back to talk to the woman. “I apologize for arresting you, but when I saw your car with the “I LOVE JESUS’ sticker and the fish emblem and the “I LOVE BEING A SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER” I thought surely the car had to be stolen the way you were acting towards the person at the stoplight. If we don’t act different in this world, how will others know we have the love of Christ inside of us.