"Most of what I know about human dignity and courage I have learned from you, members of congregations I have been blessed (no other word really does it) to serve along the way. A wise minister knows what they do not know, and the ways in which, if you listen hard enough, and put in the time (and being a guy, this is still a spiritual discipline for me!), you all end up teaching much more than you could ever receive from me. I have been blessed for over 35 years to be instructed in the power of personal dignity by people who claimed little or no fame, who did not clutch for power or prestige, who lived subtle and quiet lives that still offered such deep wisdom that it is all I can do to say thank you, and pass it on. And so I will...See you in church, Stephen"