Love is something you can leave behind when you die. It’s that powerful.
John (Fire) Lame Deer Lakota Sioux
Words of truth and love are strong medicine. Tall Man die five years ago, a sober, peaceful, happy man. Maine Newsletter (Boomerang) say: "With tireless devotion and humility, this venerable Indian gentleman traveled thousands of miles humbly pleading for sobriety. He planted many seeds, and it will be many moons before another rises to walk in his shoes."
Big Book Third Edition pg. 476
was December 13, 1953. The occasion was the first anniversary of the opening of
Rosary Hall, the newly remodeled alcoholic ward at
The slight figure of a nun in a gray habit reluctantly approached the lectern's microphone. The uproar redoubled, then suddenly subsided as the little nun commenced to give her thanks. She was embarrassed, too. For had not the program she'd helped write for the occasion definitely stated that "The Sisters of Charity and the members of Alcoholics Anonymous who have assisted, decline all individual credit...."
Sister Ignatia and Bob, God had wrought a divine conspiracy of medicine,
religion, and Alcoholics Anonymous which was to bring sobriety within reach of
more than 5,000 alcoholics who were to pass through the alcoholic ward of
"Language of the Heart" pg. 202
Great Mystery give us something we can leave behind.