Losing them, fixing them, forgetting to put them in
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Dorothy Day was a journalist and activist who cofounded the Catholic Worker Movement in 1933. Dedicated to social justice and “works of mercy,” the movement continues to provide hospitality houses for people in need. Day died in New York City in 1980.
We need always to be thinking and writing about poverty, for if we are not among its victims its reality fades from us. We must talk about poverty, because people insulated by their own comfort lose sight of it.
One gets used to ugliness so quickly. What we avert our eyes from one day is easily borne the next when we have learned a little more about love. Nurses know this, and so do mothers.