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NYC Cabbie: Jesus Gets You Through the Night Shift
Catholic Stand ^ | 5/30/14 | Jamey Brown

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 someone’s 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 can’t 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 couldn’t turn here. I courteously replied each time that you couldn’t 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 I’m 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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TOPICS: Ministry/Outreach; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: faith; nyc; workplace

1 posted on 06/15/2014 6:04:14 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
Driving for a living HAS to get old.
I know that long commutes are a real soul killer.
2 posted on 06/15/2014 6:19:02 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: marshmallow

“Nightshift”
by the Commodores

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrkEDe6Ljqs


3 posted on 06/15/2014 6:27:51 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: marshmallow

Both stories are lovely. Thanks for posting!


4 posted on 06/15/2014 7:15:27 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: marshmallow

Thank you.
Always surprises me that maybe some one is listening.


5 posted on 06/15/2014 7:37:20 AM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: marshmallow

Good stuff!

I cannot imagine what a horrible job this is. To each his own. And I am glad he is there to witness.


6 posted on 06/15/2014 9:06:56 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: marshmallow; zot; NYer; Salvation; markomalley; SeekAndFind; tired&retired; Biggirl; ...

Marsh, Thank you for this excellent testimony. I shall share it with my pastor.


7 posted on 06/15/2014 10:34:20 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: marshmallow

Tough work, indeed, for this, the Lord provides bigtime.


8 posted on 06/15/2014 10:50:58 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: cloudmountain

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.


9 posted on 06/15/2014 1:48:17 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping to this excellent testimony.


10 posted on 06/15/2014 3:29:57 PM PDT by zot
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To: Gumdrop

I mdde a note of him. Thanks.


11 posted on 06/16/2014 5:51:38 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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