Skip to comments.NYC Cabbie: Jesus Gets You Through the Night Shift
Posted on 06/15/2014 6:04:14 AM PDT by marshmallow
Do you dread your work day or some task in your life? Maybe the sole purpose of your eight or twelve hour cross is simply a moment or two when you can lift someones spirits and steer them towards Jesus, who will then steer them towards heaven. This opportunity happened to me twice in one night.
A Little Kindness in Haste
A grey-haired man and his teenage daughter frantically hailed me in front of Grand Central Station on 42nd Street and asked me to take them to the Hospital for Special Surgery on East 70th Street. He was trying to make a 6:15 appointment and asked if I could do it. I told him that we probably could and that the only problem was that you cant make a turn on this street until 6th Avenue which was five blocks away. He proceeded to politely ask me at each intersection if I couldnt turn here. I courteously replied each time that you couldnt and pointed to the No Turns Until 7:00pm sign. I joked to myself that it must be a hospital for hearing problems.
We inched along through heavy traffic and finally got off 42nd Street. I drove as fast as I safely could, gunning the 4.6 liter engine several times to make it through changing stop lights. He continued to complain at every tie up and was on the phone twice telling the hospital that he was delayed in traffic. He was getting on my nerves. He was not helping the situation and I felt like barking at him, but I thought Im trying to be more Christian and besides this is Lent, a time for change and this is a man on the way to a hospital. What he needs is not a whip but kindness and charity.......
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Both stories are lovely. Thanks for posting!
Always surprises me that maybe some one is listening.
I cannot imagine what a horrible job this is. To each his own. And I am glad he is there to witness.
Marsh, Thank you for this excellent testimony. I shall share it with my pastor.
Tough work, indeed, for this, the Lord provides bigtime.
Fr. George Rutler is a great preacher. I see him occasionally on EWTN. His manner of preaching grows on you. The more you listen, the better he sounds, and the more you learn.
He is, indeed, an intellectual as well.
Thanks for the ping to this excellent testimony.
I mdde a note of him. Thanks.
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