Apparently, it has been a bad car day for the Anderson boys.

Sandwiched between a Jeep Charokee and a Toyota Tacoma, my wife’s 2004 Accord took a beating. We’re both okay (stiff necks and broken hearts excepting). My wife’s once-beautiful car, however, is not.

Immediately after making sure my wife was okay and calling 911, I began ruminating on the problems posed by physicality. Just think: in a disembodied state, we wouldn’t have to deal with the claims adjustors, mechanics, and policemen that make car accidents so time consuming. Good times, indeed.

This Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for seatbelts and protection. And for the Incarnation. It is events like these that make me long for the New Creation inaugarated by Jesus at Christmas.

Which is, by the way, merely a month away. Perhaps someone will get me one of these to replace the Honda.

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Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.


  1. Dude, bummer.

    Don’t get the GTB. In all your previous enamoring over said vehicle you never once mentioned it had pentagrams on the wheels.


  2. Don’t get a Ferarri, you’re just gonna get sandwiched again and have to pay even more money. You need one of these:


  3. Ah, but the pentacle manifests in ratios of its parts the divine proportion, aka the golden mean, and therefore represents moderation (cf. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight). Thus Ferraris with five-point wheels (i.e. all Ferraris) are not extravagant.

    P.S. I love the 599!


  4. Interestingly enough, this is only about 30 minutes from where I live and I drove through this storm…


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