Safety for Sanctuaries

Eyes on the Road, Hands on the Wheel

By HARRY M. COVERT

Driving through some Maryland backroads the other afternoon, I couldn’t help but notice many churches and synagogues. The faithful old Map Quest directed me through the lush communities instead of the speedier interstate.

Naturally the car radio was zipping up and down the dial. The iPhone would permit only voice directions, thus no incoming telephone calls or electronic mail beeps. Certainly a relief.

Moving along Route 26 and then various others, particularly Route 40, I thought incredible. Lots of spiritual citizens must be in control in these parts. I began to worry I was on the wrong road last Saturday.… Read More