Sorrowing this week at the passing of two profoundly inspiring friends, colleagues, and amazing human beings. One is patristic scholar, Frederick W. Norris (left), who inspired many of us to creatively “re-read” (or, just plain read) Gregory of Nazianzus. The other is Heather Adams (right, with her son), founding director of the Harvard FXB Center’s Program on Empowering People with Intellectual Disabilities. Fred and Heather didn’t know each other (and inhabited very different worlds), but they shared a common spirit of hope, encouragement, and healing. Both actively devoted their lives to making the world a better place–and did! Read more about each of them by clicking on their names or images above. Thank you, Fred and Heather, for being in my life.