Apparently there are some nuns out there that feel they are above the standard traffic laws. In New Orleans, a nun had her truck towed because she was in such a rush to get food to the homeless that she couldn’t be bothered to park in a legal place before taking it in to the shelter.
To me the sad part is, that this made the news. If Joeshmoe gets towed from a no parking area he doesn’t get a blurb in a newspaper but because a nun was doing volunteer work this makes it a story. I just don’t really get it. Nuns are not above the law. They fall under the same rules as we do and the article I read made it sound like a terrible and mean thing that she got towed.
What about whomever her actions influenced in a negative manner? She is setting a precedent not only for the other nuns but also for the people she interacts with that see the way they behave. It is very important that nuns follow the rules, they are setting an example of faith through obedience and Biblically speaking this also means obedience to man’s laws.
I am disappointed that this is the reflection of our faith leaders. It isn’t like this nun would have been fired for showing up five minutes late. She is a nun. No one would have starved to death, there is really NO reason that she should have been parked illegally and to be upset about justice being done is just silliness.
The tow truck driver could have been more polite but let’s face it, they have a crappy job. They are constantly under attack but someone has to do that job so there you have it. Apparently in New Orleans it is not common knowledge that a SIDEWALK is not a PARKING SPACE. And just because “everyone else is doing it” doesn’t make it RIGHT.
Err, this kind of thing just irritates me.
Referenced article – Nun’s parked truck towed while delivering food to homeless