by Fr. Herb Weber

I like roundabouts. There, I said it. I know they are challenging to some people and a source of controversy for others. But I like not having to stop at each intersection. And I especially enjoy timing my entrance into the flow of traffic. It requires a balance between courage and caution.

In short, roundabouts are good for those who know how to merge their car into the line of cars already on the road.  Merging is a skill that, once attained, makes you feel a unity with other drivers.

Merging into traffic means that we respect others’ rights on the road while at the same time know that we have rights as well. Good merging means being part of the team, if only for the time that it takes to complete the roundabout.

Watching out for others and then finding our own space with them…a lesson for life.

“…so there may be no division in the body, but that the parts may have the same concern for one another.”



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