HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
In today’s world, it is easy to get distracted. In fact, distractions are the cause of most accidents. But what about our spiritual life? Can distractions get in the way there as well?
How many of us have been driving down the road, maybe talking to the other person in the car, listening to the radio or just looking at a beautiful sunset, when suddenly we realize we missed our exit? This is a classic example of being distracted. If this hasn’t happened to you yet, don’t worry—it will one day.
“What Causes Most Car Accidents?” This was the title of an article in The Washington Post. The article said that cell phones have become a common cause of car accidents. However, the largest study to date on crashes involving distracted drivers found that rubbernecking causes far more accidents than does cell phone use.
Drivers looking at other accidents, traffic or roadside incidents caused the largest number of accidents. Comparatively, cell phone use ranked as the sixth highest cause. The study included data on more than 2,700 accidents involving distracted drivers between June and November 2002 Distractions from inside the vehicle accounted for 62 percent of the distractions reported, while distractions from outside the vehicle accounted for 35 percent (3 percent of the distractions were undetermined). There were many more details and statistics, but I believe you get the drift here.