I was lucky enough to hear the Rev. Dr. Forrest Church speak at the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly in 2008. I knew he had cancer. I knew I had to go see him speak. But it was so much more than a "duty call". He is inspiring. Or, well, was....I guess. He inspired me.
In 2008 this is what I wrote:
The one sentence summary of his whole talk is this: "The only thing we leave behind is the love we give away while we are alive."