Saturday, March 17, 2007

Lead Us Not Into...

A minister of a church got pinged for speeding and he received a considerable fine.

He wrote to the traffic department and he said:

“Dear Sir, I am a minister of the church and I was speeding because I was on my way to help some needy people. Forgive us our trespasses.”

Some time later he received this reply from the traffic department:

“Dear Reverend, I am a servant of the state and an upholder of justice. You were issued with a fine because you were breaking the law. Do not lead us into temptation.”

Geoff Pound

Source: I heard this story in an address by David C. K. Watson, circa 1974.

Image: Speed camera providing the evidence.