James: Letter to the Faithful - Week 4 "Pride Goeth Before..."
Let's say you are driving down the road in your car, listening to Steely Dan and singing passionately about how "Ricky" better not "lose that number," when suddenly you hit a pothole and lose control of your ability to steer. As a result of this, you discover that Jesus has not taken the wheel, and that it is now spinning wildly in your hands as you careen headlong toward a minivan full of nuns. Here's a question for you... Is the ensuing accident your fault? Removing the obvious mortal sin of listening to and enjoying Steely Dan---most people would tend to say, "Absolutely not! It was the pothole's fault." And by extension, then we would go on to blame the municipality that allowed said pothole to exist. And we would be wrong. The accident would still be your fault. Your insurance would increase, you would get the ticket, you would be to blame. In most states, it is your duty to report potholes when you see them