Some Balm


Dorothy Day

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.


Source: Dorothy Day, "On Pilgrimage"

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