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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A thought for the season


Bertolt Brecht, A Bed for the Night

I hear that in New York
At the corner of 26th Street and Broadway
A man stands every evening during the winter months
And gets beds for the homeless there
By appealing to passers-by.

It won't change the world
It won't improve relations among men
It will not shorten the age of exploitation
But a few men have a bed for the night
For a night the wind is kept from them
The snow meant for them falls on the roadway.

Don't put the book down on reading this, man,

A few people have a bed for the night
For a night the wind is kept from them
The snow meant for them falls on the roadway
But it won't change the world
It won't improve relations among men
It will not shorten the age of exploitation.


Mother Teresa

"I never look at the masses as my responsibility; I look at the individual.  I can only love one person at a time--just one, one, one.  So you begin.  I began--I picked up one person.  Maybe if I hadn't picked up that one person, I wouldn't have picked up forty-two thousand....  The same thing goes for you, the same thing in your family, the same thing in your church, your community.  Just begin--one, one, one."

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