In a Sweat Lodge ceremony, a man was praying in Lakota. I don’t understand his language and he prayed a long time and my mind wandered to my own concerns. The Sweat Lodge is a hot, dark church where we come together to pray for others. Sometimes ourselves. And I wondered if my separate thoughts got in the way of the Lakota man and the Great Spirit, and I thought, no, the Great Spirit has more than one ear.