Like a Pebble in a Pond

“Dorothy Day, an old acquaintance of mine who worked for decades among New York City’s poor, said that in trying to change the world the biggest obstacle is never other people or institutions, but our own sense of discouragement and futility. “We can change the world, to a certain extent,” she admonished in a newspaper column. “We can throw our pebble in the pond and be confident that its ever-widening ripples will reach around the world.” I am sure that there are more stories of love and forgiveness in the world than there are stories of hatred and revenge. How long will you wait to let yours be heard? When are you going to throw your pebble in the pond and start making ripples?” ~Johann Christoph Arnold, Why Forgive