Sunday, April 25, 2010

Throw It Away

"Dorothy Day's friend Peter Maurin, the French socialist, told her when she was complaining about not having enough time, 'To make time, you must sow time.' Dorothy Day wrote in her journal, 'In other words, throw it away. It must seem madness to throw that first wheat away, but more wheat grew up a hundred fold.'

What are you short of? Time? Money? Power? Whatever you need, throw it away. Drop it, toss it, chuck it. Lose it. And get ready for harvest. No, it's not a sure thing. Nothing's sure-- neither the stock market nor the Red Sox nor life. The harvest that comes may not be the one you expect. But it might be the one you need."
-Never Far From Home: Stories from the Radio Pulpit, Carl Scovel