Throw Your Pebble in the Pond–Addressing Homelessness

In Their Shoes: Women Walking with Women Worldwide

By Jerry Bowley, used by permission CreativeCommons license By Jerry Bowley, used by permission Creative Commons license

“What we would like to do is change the world–make it a little simpler for people to feed, clothe, and shelter themselves as God intended for them to do. And to a certain extent, by fighting for better conditions, by crying out unceasingly for the rights of the workers, of the poor, of the destitute…we can to a certain extent change the world; we can work for the oasis, the little cell of joy and peace in a harried world. We can throw our pebble in the pond and be confident that its ever widening circle will reach around the world.” (Dorothy Day, 1942, emphasis added.)

It’s quite possible that you read the word “homelessness” in the title of this post and felt yourself sigh. We hear about homelessness all the time–we pass homeless people on the streets and…

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