It was an interesting observation of human behaviour.
On Saturday, I was driving to a funeral in New Brunswick when it happened. I was going the speed limit-ish, which seemed to annoy some of the drivers behind me because several cars pulled out to pass. What was annoying to me was that as soon as they were past me, they immediately pulled back into my lane and slowed down.
I wasn’t sure what to make of their bizarre behaviour until I realized that they could see the white sedan ahead of us when they were in the passing lane. I’m still not sure if the sedan was a police car, but it sure looked like it.
It’s a part of human nature that most people are more willing to behave when they think they are being watched. It’s not that they want to obey; they don’t want to be caught disobeying.
The reality is that we are constantly being watched and judged in today’s world.
Basketball coach John Wooden famously said, “The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” And Solomon reminds us in Proverbs 15:3 “The Lord is watching everywhere, keeping his eye on both the evil and the good.”
Have a great week, and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.