True friendship makes others equal
by Mr. Sheehy
Richard made friends easily with young people. He delighted in their company and spent time with them, he welcomed them to his table with distinguished visitors, he listened to them and treated them with the same generosity of spirit he showed his more accomplished friends. Aelred said that true friendship either finds equals or makes others equal. Richard made his young friends equal.
– Robert Lewis Wilken, on Richard John Neuhaus. May this be true of me.