What I Learned from the Cloud: Dorothy Day

On Thursday (November 29th) Dorothy Day will have been dead for 32 years.  There is a lot to learn from her…

Her life blended together the deep spirituality of one grateful for God’s love with an activism that served her neighbors and sought a better world.  She said: “The most significant thing about the Catholic Worker is poverty, some say. The most significant thing is community, others say. But the final word is really love.  We cannot love God unless we love each other, and to love each other, we must know each other.  We know God in the breaking of bread, and we know each other in the breaking of bread, and we are not alone anymore.”

A life breathing in God’s love as she knelt in prayer and engaged with Jesus.  A life breathing out God’s love for the poor and a passion for peace through bread and shelter, through protest and confrontation.

You might just want to breathe in and breathe out for a few minutes this day.  With Day, breathe in God’s love, breathe out God’s justice and peace.


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