What is the Sense of Our Small Effort?

Renew and Sustain

by Jocelyn

“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 Day

There are days when I feel overwhelmed by the vastness of the problems in this world, and I feel powerless to affect them in any way. The shocking rates of hunger and preventable illness around the world, the lack of access to clean water or fair wages, the incomparable…

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