I never settled on an opening line for this presentation, so I'll simply tell you that it's a humbling thing to stand here today charged with giving the keynote address for a gathering of the Institute for Liturgical Studies. I have attended this conference for many years-not for as long as many of you, but in twenty-six years at Valparaiso University I recall only one institute I missed completely. That means I've heard at least a hundred institute talks from this podium, and the excellence of the speakers here has consistently enriched and encouraged, sometimes entertained, and often awed me. Thus, it's an honor, a weighty matter, to be here.
Niedner, Frederick A. Jr., "The Message Is from God" (2003). Institute of Liturgical Studies Occasional Papers. 112.