A few days ago our family experienced an extreme injustice…a parking ticket in front of our house.
Here is the story…
The city is doing work in the alley behind our house. There is dirt everywhere, they have torn up our yard and to make matters worse we can’t even get to our garage.
So we are parking on the street in front of our house.
As a very busy mother of five, Leigh-Ann was in a hurry to get the car unloaded. When she came down the street it was packed with work trucks and even a backhoe tooling around. Fortunately, she found a space close to our front steps and parked.
Within a very short period of time she had a long white ticket stuck under her wipers…for $73.
When it comes to injustice, both Leigh-Ann and I tend to err on the side of passion…if you know what I mean.
There is a good chance each of us may have called the KCPD regarding the gross injustice we experienced.
We found out that Officer Hall just happened to be in our neighborhood and her supervisor refused to negotiate the validity of the ticket.
Injustices cause anxiety and pain. However, experiencing an injustice within the context of a close relationship can be even more painful than an undeserved parking ticket.
This Sunday, I look forward to continuing our “Meaningful Life” series from Ecclesiastes 4:1-12 with a sermon entitled, “Relationships: Selfish or Selfless?” We will explore relationships from the perspective of Solomon and end with hope from Jesus.
I look forward to seeing you at either 9:00 or 10:45am. In case you cannot attend in person, you can watch the Livestream at 10:45am HERE.
I sure hope you can attend…just be careful where you park.