Showing posts from July, 2014

I Love a People

George Catlin's Creed This is from a lovely video I saw on FaceBook. You can view the video here:  Post by Richard Smith . Here is the narrative: "You know there was an artist, a very perceptive, very famous artist back in the first half of the 1800s. It was called the 19th Century.  And for 8 to 9 years he lived among the Indians.  He traveled among many of them, and he got to know them. Sometime after 1840 he wrote... a book.  Many books, in fact.  And I want you to listen to George Catlin's Creed. George Catlin, wow, what a man.  He said: I love a people that have always made me welcome to the very best that they had. I love a people who are honest without laws, who have no jails and no poorhouses. I love a people who keep the commandments without ever having read or heard them preached from the pulpit. I love a people who never swear or take the name of God in vain. I love a people "who love their neighbors as they love