Instinct

“It is hard, I repeat, to talk to you of religion. But without faith in each other, we cannot go on. Without hope we cannot go on. Without hope we cannot live. To those who are without hope, I remind you of Christ, your brother. Religion, thought of in terms of our brotherhood through Christ, is not the opiate of the people. It is a battle ‘mighty to God unto the pulling down of fortifications.’ Do not let either capitalist or communist kill this noble instinct in you.”

– Dorothy Day, December 1937

(Thanks to Sojourner Magazine)