I never thought I would call the Vatican “edgy,” but it looks like they just might be increasing their outreach into areas that are very relevant for those that drive on busy highways every day.
If I had received this via e-mail I would have never believed it actually came from the Vatican. But sure enough, it was on the Vatican press site today.
The “Drivers' Ten Commandments”:
1. You shall not kill.
2. The road shall be for you a means of communion between people and not of mortal harm.
3. Courtesy, uprightness and prudence will help you deal with unforeseen events.
4. Be charitable and help your neighbor in need, especially victims of accidents.
5. Cars shall not be for you an expression of power and domination, and an occasion of sin.
6. Charitably convince the young and not so young not to drive when they are not in a fitting condition to do so.
7. Support the families of accident victims.
8. Bring guilty motorists and their victims together, at the appropriate time, so that they can undergo the liberating experience of forgiveness.
9. On the road, protect the more vulnerable party.
10. Feel responsible toward others.
I have many friends that have served in church and religious communication offices, but I wonder what it must be like to serve in Rome? Given their site, I would highly recommend a more simplified Social Media News Release
From Vatican's 10 Commandments for drivers – Yahoo! News
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