The best gift I received this Christmas

PosterFor Christmas, all I asked for was some art to put in my still-new office at MCSA.

This framed poster is what my wife, Nancy, got me. The poster says:

“What we would like to do is change the world…

By crying out
unceasingly
for the rights
of the workers,
of the poor,
of the destitute…
We can throw our
pebble in the pond
and be confident that
its ever widening circle
will reach around the world.”

The image is of Dorothy Day, who helped establish the Catholic Worker movement in New York in the 1930s. The quote is a paraphrase of a longer quote from Love Is The Measure, an essay Day wrote for The Catholic Worker in June 1946.

Given that my new job is at the homeless shelter in Muscatine, where I am now deputy director, the quote used for this poster seems just about perfect for my office.

The poster is a great gift.

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