This important new program year is well underway. I’m especially heartened by the joint programming we have with our colleagues in National Pastoral Musicians, Presbyterian Association of Musicians and other AGO Chapters. These associations enrich our understanding of musical service, it’s joys and challenges. According to Greek philosophy of knowledge, understanding is a deeper level of knowing- the application of educational theory that we conduct most of our lives. As a function of age and if we are lucky, understanding blooms into wisdom, the deepest level of knowing. Chinese philosophers reveal wisdom in the Kanji meaning “real fruit.” The letter to the Galatians summarizes wisdom as “the fruit of the spirit is love.” Support each other in understanding and in love that will compel us to achieve wisdom before our time.