Lieutenant Colonel Tom Lynch is Director of Mission Advancement at the Thomas More Law Center. He retired from the United States Army Reserves in August 2010 and now serves on the Board of Directors of Leadership Oakland, the West Point Society of Michigan, Legatus International of Detroit, and Covenant House Academies in Detroit.
"Without Thy presence, nought, O Lord, is sweet,
No pleasure to our lips can aught supply.
Whether 'tis wine we drink or food we eat,
Till Grace divine and Faith shall sanctify."
~ Prudentius, a 5th century Christian poet, from his Ante cibum, describing the Christian practice of "saying grace" before meals.