What Is It About E-Bikes? - Salt 106.5

What Is It About E-Bikes?

It's wrong of me to shake my head at e-bikes. Because someone else could say to me: “You have wheels assisting you! Why don’t you walk?”

By Salt 106.5 Network Saturday 21 Oct 2023FaithReading Time: 1 minute

What is it about e-bikes?

I ride a bicycle to get to work.

But when an e-bike passes me, I shake my head.

How is that cycling? You have a battery assisting you!!!!

But that’s wrong of me. Because someone else could say to me: “You have wheels assisting you! Why don’t you walk?”

Why do we insist that people have to work for their benefits?

Why can’t benefits be gifts that we don’t deserve, rather than rewards that we work for?

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Somehow we’re wired to be proud and self-righteous. Looking down on those who don’t work as hard as us.

Jesus told parables about people like us. We’re the older brother in the story of the Prodigal Son. Or the Pharisee who looked down on the Tax Collector.

The next time we eye-roll at an e-bike, Jesus might be eye-rolling at us.

Jesus came to save – not the self-righteous – but the humble.

The sort of person who isn’t too proud to ride an e-bike.

Luke 15:11-32
Luke 18:9-14


About the Author: Sam Chan is a theologian, preacher, author, evangelist, ethicist, cultural analyst and medical doctor.

Article supplied with thanks to Espresso Theology.

Feature image: Photo by KBO Bike on Unsplash