One of the many things I miss is the chance encounters that take place while riding public transit. In the homily/meditation/sermon I talk about a time myself and the bus driver helped a rider.
I wish I had included Elon Musk's quote about public transit,
“I think public transport is painful. It sucks. Why do you want to get on something with a lot of other people, that doesn’t leave where you want it to leave, doesn’t start where you want it to start, doesn’t end where you want it to end? And it doesn’t go all the time.”
This kind of elitist charge against public transit is exactly the opposite of Jesus' action in the gospels and the exact opposite of the gospel-centered liberalism I try to follow. Reading this quote over and over makes me think that maybe Mr. Musk was the anonymous commentator on my piece in the Star Tribune from January 2018?