from Chapter 4
Birdmen of the Andes
"Faith is like the mortar holding a wall together." Don Jos駳 words seemed to take on a renewed vigor with every mile we drove into the dark mountains. "You don't need to believe in my religion to understand this. Rituals mean little, unless they help open the heart. That is important. Open your heart. Listen to it and follow its commands. Have faith in what your heart says. Without the mortar of faith, even the sturdiest wall will collapse."
We had left before dawn, headed for a town more than two hours further into the Andes than Sinincay. I drove a Peace Corps...