Reckless way of love by Dorothy Day
by Luke Randall
“True love is delicate and kind, full of gentle perception and understanding, full of beauty and grace, full of joy unutterable,” wrote Dorothy Day in her book the “Reckless way of love.”
Doris Day was an American journalist and civil activist, who converted to Catholicism after a bohemian youth. Her social activism, her passion for justice and for the cause of the oppressed, were said to be inspired by the Gospel, her faith, and the example of the saints. Pope Francis singled out Dorothy Day as one of four Americans he especially admired, and she has even been considered for Sainthood.
A couple of other quotes from this book that I found interesting / inspiring include “Though we are given a share of divine life, we have no natural liking for it. Here is the source of all our difficulty and all our merit too” and “If we could only learn that the only important thing is love, … to keep on loving, and showing that love, and expressing that love, over and over, whether we feel it or not….
A book full of more inspiring sayings from someone who devoted their life to the poor and oppressed.