Saturday, February 4, 2012

In honour of Dorothy Day, and all she stood for.

Here's some quotes from one of the greatest women of our time.

■ The only way to live in any true security is to live so close to the bottom that when you fall you do not have far to drop, you do not have much to lose.

■ The true atheist is the one who denies God’s image in the ‘least of these’.

■ The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?

■ We are not expecting Utopia here on this earth. But God meant things to be much easier than we have made them. A man has a natural right to food, clothing, and shelter... A family needs work as well as bread… We must keep repeating these things… Eternal life begins now.

■ We are the nation the most powerful, the most armed and we are supplying arms and money to the rest of the world where we are not ourselves fighting. We are eating while there is famine in the world.

■ Most of our life is unimportant, filled with trivial things from morning till night. But when it is transformed by love it is of interest even to the angels.

■ I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions.

■ Spend your life working on something that outlasts it.

■ Don't call me a saint. I don't want to be dismissed so easily.

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