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08/14/2014

“If I did not believe, if
I did not make what is
called an act of faith
(and each act of faith
increases our capacity
for faith), if I did not
have faith that the
works of mercy do
lighten the sum total of
suffering in the world,
so that those who are
suffering in this ghastly
struggle somehow
mysteriously find their
pain lifted and some
balm of consolation
poured on their wounds
– if I did not believe
these things, the
problem of evil would
indeed be
overwhelming. ”

—Dorothy Day
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