We are born for a higher destiny than that of the earth. There is a realm where the rainbow never fades, where the stars will be spread out before us like islands that slumber on the ocean and where the beings that now pass before us, like shadows, will stay in our presence forever. ~ Bulwer-Lytton
In the first of his bestsellers, The Greatest Miracle in the World (1975), Mandino wrote about the mystic and inspiring figure of Simon Potter the Ragpicker, who rescued drunks and others from life’s dumping grounds with the help of a credo he called God’s Memorandum. Here he reappears, bringing a new set of principles–basically the Golden Rule plus added strictures against destroying the earth, humanity’s only home.