Thank you for scholars.
Thank you for those who dedicate
their lives to understanding the world
and to sharing their understanding.
Thank you for the privilege
of learning from them.
Help us all to use our knowledge for good.
Help us to use it to make things better.
Help us to use it to build bridges between people.
Let us grow in humility even
more than we grow in knowledge.
(Dedicated to the scholars attending the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature)