Sometimes, when we least expect it, we are called to live out what we say or think. Some people do this very, very well.
Professor Paul F. Knitter had explored and taught interfaith dialogue for many years when his wife converted from the Catholic faith they shared to Buddhism. As he writes, it was not enough for him to accept his wifeâ€™s change of heart. It was not even enough to actively affirm it. He had to engage her newfound faithâ€”and let it reshape his own. What happened as a result is one of the best illustrations of dialogueâ€™s possibilities that Iâ€™ve seen. So I will get out of the way and let Professor Knitter tell you his story.