"There are many things
to be shared with the four colors of man in our common destiny as one family
upon our Mother the Earth."
Circle of Elders
are people who normally would not mix. But there exists among us a fellowship,
a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful. We are
like the passengers of a great liner the moment after rescue from
shipwreck when camaraderie, joyousness and democracy pervade the vessel from
steerage to Captain's table. Unlike the feelings of the ship's passengers,
however, our joy in escape from disaster does not subside as we go our
individual ways. The feeling of having shared in a common peril is one element
in the powerful cement which binds us. But that in itself would never have held
us together as we are now joined.
Big Book pg. 17
Creator help me to
understand that we are all your children.