Believe it or not, according to the U.S. Census Bureau the average American spends over 100 hours a year commuting. 100 hours a year! This means that you essentially spend over 4 days worth of time a year behind the wheel of a car going to and from work. That is a lot of time. What do most Americans do during that commute? I would guess that they listen to music, news, or some sort of talk-show. Imagine if you spent this time doing something spiritual, something that will change your life by making every commute time well-spent. Here are some ideas to make your commute an important part of your day and not a frustrating or useless one.
- Listen to an Audio Bible – Making an Audio Bible a part of your commute could be one of the best decisions you ever make. An Audio Bible allows you to hear and listen to God’s Word, and what could be better to listen to than that? Remember that the Bible is filled with beautiful stories, words of hope, encouragement, and love which are certain to center your day and center your life. Listening to an Audio Bible during an otherwise useless 4 days of your life stuck in traffic is a choice you won’t regret.
- Pray the rosary with an audio rosary – An audio rosary is a CD or tape recording of a person or people praying the rosary with inspiring music in the background. Praying the rosary with the voice of the Pope, for example, is not only easy but also up-lifting. Praying the rosary during your commute will make it far more worth-while and allow you to grow in love with Our Mother and Christ.
- Listen to Catholic Audio Books – Catholic Audio Books are plentiful and are waiting for you to listen to them. Once you finish listening to the Audio Bible, then you can listen to a great Catholic audio book. Many great Catholic books have been converted into an audio version including Interior Castle by Teresa of Avila, The Rhythm of Life by Matthew Kelly, and The Lamb’s Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth by Scott Hahn.
These are just a few ideas as to how you can make your commute an important and more beneficial time of the day. What is your favorite way to make the most of your commute?