Tuesday, December 04, 2007

One Action at a Time

Doing some housekeep re:e-mail this evening, and found this sitting in my Inbox with a Star. Helpful words at any time, especially one when I'm feeling overwhelmed:
People say, "What good can one person do? What is the sense of our small effort?" They cannot see that we must lay one brick 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 the fishes.

- Dorothy Day, from Loaves and Fishes (via a Sojourners Verse & Voice e-mail, Sept. 4, 2007)