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CHAPTER 19Back to Spirit

Work! Do something! Work to increase the number of religious leaders who are capable of holding their own against the forces of destruction, chaos, and indifference.1

ROBERT K. GREENLEAF

In November 1972, during a visit to help out after the birth of Lisa’s son Giles, Esther confided to her daughter that she was not feeling well. She was soon diagnosed with juvenile diabetes (type 1, insulin-dependent), a highly unusual disease in an older person, and a shock to a woman who had devoted so much attention to healing and natural foods. This development got the Greenleafs thinking about how they wanted to invest their remaining life energies and ensure that they would be able to have Esther’s medical needs seen to. ...

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