"Wakan Tanka never
Fire Lame Deer Lakota
my friend sat before me, and he made the pointblank declaration that God had
done for him what he could not do for himself. His human will had failed.
Doctors had pronounced him incurable. Society was about to lock him up. Like
myself, he had admitted complete defeat. Then he had, in effect, been
raised from the dead, suddenly taken from the scrap heap to a level of life
better than the best he had ever known!
day my friend’s simple talk in our kitchen multiplies itself in a widening
circle of peace on earth and good will to men.
Book pg. 16
emotions, and attitudes which were once the guiding forces of the lives of
these men are suddenly cast to one side, and a completely new set of
conceptions and motives begin to dominate them.
Book pg. 27
in our turn, sought the same escape with all the desperation of drowning men.
What seemed at first like a flimsy reed, has proved to be the loving and
powerful hand of God. A new life has been given us or, if you prefer, "a
design for living" that really works.
Book pg. 28
Grandfather, I pray for
all those alcoholics who have not found sobriety.