Photo and Commentary ©2019 by Maylan Schurch
Friday, June 21, 2019

I don’t remember where I was when I snapped the above photo, but it was within the last month. But I grinned when I saw it. Pasted to one of those poles who support traffic lights at intersections, two of these three stickers remind me of the moral and the ceremonial law. (I’m not counting the topmost sticker, which seems to be a cartoon representation of a stalk of broccoli with its hair dyed purple. I could find no deep meaning in that representation.)

But notice the bottom sticker first. These are clear, nuts-and-bolts instructions on how to behave during the various changes in a standard “DON’T WALK” sign.

Then there’s the middle sticker, wherein white letters declare “I am a vegetarian,” and the print just above says that 5% of the United States population claim to be in this category.

And the two lines of purple print at the sticker’s bottom don’t waste time giving me a step-by-step guide to becoming a veggie-eater. Instead, they focus on higher ideals—some of the “whys” of going meatless.

Have you read Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount recently? It’s a perfect mix of how-to and why-to follow God. Check it out at the link just below: