Bad Samaritan

In June 2010, I made a stop in Boston to meet a friend for lunch. We had planned to eat at a swanky bistro with a view of the Atlantic and, in the distance, planes soaring into the sky from Logan Airport.

It was a day illuminated by summer sunshine, a Friday of loosened ties and rolled-up sleeves. Boston Common felt like a college campus.

Driving to pick up my friend, I quickly got lost in gridlock. I...

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Matt Emerson is the director of admissions and instructor of theology at Xavier College Preparatory in Palm Desert, California.