Today a friend of mine sent me a quotation by the Sioux writer and actor, Luther Standing Bear. I wanted to learn more about him so I did a search and, in the process, came upon a site called First People. There's a section called "Poems and Prayers" and, in it, I found this:
Cherokee Traveler's GreetingSt. Paul, in the book of Galatians, says this: "Bear one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ." I think the "Cherokee Tranveler's Greeting" is a beautiful description of what that can look like.
I will draw thorns from your feet.
We will walk the White Path of Life together.
Like a brother of my own blood,
I will love you.
I will wipe tears from your eyes.
When you are sad,
I will put your aching heart to rest.