To my family, Bob, Carol, Sharon, Cathy and Joe.
For his gracious assistance in discerning this text and for helping
me on my spiritual journey, I extend my heartfelt appreciation
to Father Edward J. Carter, S.J., Professor of Theology, Xavier
University, Cincinnati, Ohio.
A great many people have given unselfishly of their time and talents
to make this book possible, but a certain few stand out for their
special contributions. They have been there from early on and
continue to be there whenever help is needed: Ellen Sartori for
typing these messages and for giving of herself for those seemingly
endless hours of service to Jesus; Father Leroy Smith, who believed
and counseled and continues to believe; and my uncle Andrew Weber,
who has been so strongly supportive.
© 1996 Shepherds of Christ.
Rights for non-commercial reproduction granted:
May be copied in its entirety, but neither re-typed nor edited.
Revised: March 25, 1996