Y’all? You ever had a wreck with a bishop in the car? Yeah, well, my involuntary bucket list is now complete (I pray)!
First of all, my bishop – who shall go unnamed, as I do not have his blessing – comes to the East Texas Deanery each year and I, as the dean, have the honor of spending a lot of time driving him from place to place.
Over the past 8 years of this dean gig, we’ve had some interesting experiences on the roads in and out of Houston.
Once we were returning from St Silouan/College Station and, just as we got into the busy Houston multiple lane highways, I saw a sign I’d never seen before. It caught my eye – attracted my attention. For whatever reason, in the dark of night, I stared at it a bit too long and we swerved toward another car. Sayidna gasped; I a righted the vehicle and he said, “Are you okay?”
I said, “Yeah … the sign back there said …”
He said, “Fr Joseph! You look at the road, I’ll look at the signs!”
Later he asked if I did that on purpose to clear his arteries. I said, “Does that work?” He said, “It did tonight!”
Just last year, I was test driving the car that I eventually bought from a parishioner – a 2014 Chevy Impala …
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