As we traveled through Illinois for SMP training at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis I was struck by a construction sign that read, "$10,000 fine for hitting workers."
I am struck by this for a number of reasons: 1) It is kind of humorous. If someone is driving down the rode will they honestly be thinking to themselves, "I better not hit workers because I can't afford that kind of money." 2) I would hope that we care enough about other people to not hit others without thinking about monetary chargest. 3) We obviously need a renewal of the 5th commandment if we need to have more fines placed on hurting and killing one another.
May we care about the well being of our neighbors as Christ cares for us.