The philosopher Meister Eckhart wrote, "If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is 'Thank You,' it will be enough." So I'd like to offer a prayer of gratitude to three people who have enriched and enlarged my life in the deepest, most profound ways. My life's search for peace and spirituality has taken many turns -- and I wouldn't have gotten where I am today without their guidance.
They say, "When the student is ready, the teacher appears." That was certainly true when I met you, Jack. Your graduate school classes in Theological Ethics shaped my faith for the rest of my life.