"Whenever you take
anything from the earth, remember to leave an offering."
Joe Coyhis Stockbridge-Munsee
had always believed in a Power greater than myself. I had often pondered these
things. I was not an atheist. Few people really are, for that means blind faith
in the strange proposition that this universe originated in a cipher and
aimlessly rushes nowhere. My intellectual heroes, the chemists, the
astronomers, even the evolutionists, suggested vast laws and forces at work. Despite
contrary indications, I had little doubt that a mighty purpose and rhythm
underlay all. How could there be so much of precise and immutable law, and no
intelligence? I simply had to believe in a Spirit of the Universe, who knew
neither time nor limitation. But that was as far as I had gone.
Book pg. 10
Great Mystery help us to be thankful for your gifts.