“The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?” -Dorothy Day
Dorothy Day was a remarkable woman. Learning more about her life’s work, (To start, check out this New Yorker article and excellent PBS doc) it’s easy to understand why many are pushing for her sainthood. Though she never cared or would want any adoration or accolades.
She just deeply felt for the poor and wanted to help any way she could.
And like any artist, (she actually worked in the theatre in her early years, was very close with Eugene O’Neil and remained a prolific writer throughout her life) she had no idea if her programs would work.
But she did them anyway.
Because she was passionate. She was convicted. She had to do something.
She started out by deeply examining her conscience, her heart and listening to what it told her.
An inward revolution happened for her. Which then led to her outward revolution of kindness.
“You say you wanna make a revolution?” John Lennon once asked.
Let’s start by making a revolution inside ourselves. A revolution of our own hearts.