“I’m an Indian, I am
one of God’s Children”
more wonderful is the feeling that we do not have to be specially distinguished
among our fellows in order to be useful and profoundly happy. Not many of us
can be leaders of prominence, nor do we wish to be. Service, gladly rendered,
obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the
knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common
effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are
important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the
certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons,
the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and
belong in God's scheme of things--these are the permanent and legitimate
satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no
heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes. True ambition is not
what we thought it was. True ambition is the deep desire to live usefully and
to walk humbly under the grace of God.
Steps & Twelve Traditions pgs. 124
There is one God
looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God. The sun, the
darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say.
may I walk humbly in understanding of your creation.