Years after reading his book, I was invited to a gathering at Jason's house in New Orleans with Tim Lennon, the President of SNAP at the time. I did more listening than talking. The wisdom wafted in the room, and was so thick, you couldn't cut it with a hacksaw. My only regret is that I received an emergency call and had to leave early. I think Mr. Berry needs to give himself more credit for his contributions to the early efforts of our movement. When I've called, he always picked up the phone, and was very generous with his time. I know in my soul that Ignatius has always been smiling down on him, and he has been instrumental in my formation as an advocate. I think we'll have to agree to disagree on Pope Francis, as it relates to the church's dealings with victims and survivors, but I am very proud to call Jason my Brother. Special kudos to the New York Times for publishing this video.
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