Sorry About That, Chief!

A druggie who said “sorry” as he drove off with someone else’s SUV reminds me of Maxwell Smart in Mel Brooks’  TV series Get Smart. When I was in navigation school when I was in the Navy, I used a Smart line. In class, we plotted a ship’s course. The chief petty officer who taught the class looked at my work and said “Drinnan, you just ran the ship aground.”

“I did? Sorry about that, Chief!,” I quipped, talking like Maxwell Smart.

The guy’s impetuous behavior resulted in police chasing him through towns, with him running a red light, driving through a yard, weaving around other drivers, recklessly endangering not just himself but others, from Bensalem, through Levittown, and finally crashing in New Jersey.

He came down abruptly from his high and ended up in jail.

The druggie said he was “sorry” to the person from whom he stole the SUV. But, no doubt, he’s sorry about the consequences. As Oliver Hardy told Stan Laurel, “Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into.” The SUV thief not only got himself into trouble, but wronged the owner of the SUV.

He was driving a stolen vehicle, but evidently, he was driven by drugs and the dysfunctional thinking that fueled his behavior.

What was he thinking? Certainly not the right things.

Reckless behavior has become an epidemic in our society. We have lost our way and have become a Godless society. There’s a saying “you are what you eat.” Well, you are what you think. When you are not grounded in the gospel, then a Pandora’s Box is opened, letting in the evils of the world prompting dysfunctionality.

As reported in, just in the timespan from New Year’s 2016 to Spring 2016, 48 drug overdoses were reported in Levittown, and five of them died!

People abusing drugs not only hurt themselves, as was the case with the druggie driver, but others. Because of the inordinate number of recovery houses in Levittown, there is a long waiting line to get into the so-called Levittown emergency shelter.

People become dysfunctional when they are not rooted in Jesus.

“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” -2nd Corinthians 4:4