b'18WALT SHELTONimpression. We will all miss your dad coming into the store soverymuch,hestarted.Ididnotreallyknowhim,but he always spoke to me, called me by my name, asked about my day, and made me feel specialevery time he was in the store. What a legacy.What do day-to day experiences teach us about faith? The per-son who treats others with kindness, respect, and active car-ing is godly regardless of creedal affirmation or lack thereof. Dad was a Christian. He taught me Sunday school in the sec-ond grade but more so taught me by the way he treated other people, even ones he did not know. I have an even better mod-el in retrospect as I have heard from countless people in his community who miss him.I studied theology in graduate school and have been a student of the Bible most of my life. In my view, the Bible is a diverse andrichcollectionofhistoricallyinspiredpieces,withthe teachings of Jesus being both the heart and high point. There are more questions than answers in its pages, but the journey through religious questions and complexities leads me back to an emphasis on simplicity of action by loving and caring. The important contemporary issues that divide well-intentioned people within and across all faiths are inconsequential in com-parison to the priority of how each person treats others in their respective circumstances. Spiritual authenticity is about action.Is the Christian gospelor the core of any legitimate faith tra-ditionany more complex than how one acts from day to day, especially how one treats others? Most anyone can parrot a belief, creedal formula, or opinion, but working at truly be-ing good to others is our real calling. We question, judge, and even condemn others from different faith traditions or with a'