Changing the World

What we would like to do is change the world – make it a little simpler for people to feed, clothe, and shelter themselves as God intended for them to do….  We, to a certain extent, can change the world; we can work for the oasis, the little cell of joy and peace in a harried world.  We can throw our pebble in the pond and be confident that its ever widening circle will reach around the world.  We repeat, there is nothing that we can do but love, and, dear God, please enlarge our hearts to love each other, to love our neighbor, to love our enemy as well as our friend.

—Dorothy Day, “Love Is the Measure,” The Catholic Worker, June 1946

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