Generosity in quotes: Dorothy Day

“The sense of futility is one of the greatest evils of the day… People say, “What can one person do? What is the sense of our small effort?” They cannot see that we can only lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time; we can be responsible only for the one action of the present moment. But we can beg for an increase of love in our hearts that will vitalize and transform all our individual actions, and know that God will take them and multiply them, as Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes.”

dorothy-dayDorothy Day, journalist, activist, and devout Catholic convert, from the Catholic Worker, 1957


  1. Lori Guenther Reesor says:

    Amen is really all I can add here!

  2. Dorothy Day was an amazing model of the power of one. If I could accomplish a fraction of what she did, I’d feel I had lived my life well. I say “amen” with you, Lori.

  3. A useful reminder for a Monday!

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