According to the book Signfica, by Irving Wallace, a man named William Phelps Eno can be called the father of traffic safety. When he was born, there were no automobiles, but Eno watched as horses gave way to carriages, which gave way to automobiles. He wrote numerous articles on traffic safety and practical traffic patterns. He even established a nonprofit organization to study traffic safety. The great irony is that Phelps himself never learned to drive a car. How many churches and preachers talk about evangelism, attend seminars or write about evangelism and never really evangelize?

Illustration by J. Michael Shannon, Professor of Preaching, Cincinnati Bible College & Seminary, Cincinnati, OH.