THE FINAL WORD IS LOVE

by Peter-Anthony Togni

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I’m deeply moved by the American journalist, social activist and Catholic convert, Dorothy Day. In 1933 she along with Peter Maurin founded the Catholic Worker Movement. To this day it provides aid for the poor and homeless and those living in the margins of society. In her writings she points to what she calls the “long loneliness and how the only solution is love and that love comes with community” This composition is my direct and indeed simple sonic response to her life. As she said,”We cannot love God unless we love each other, and to love we must know each other”

We cannot love God
unless we love each other.

and to love we must know each other
and to love – we must know each other.

We know Him in the breaking of the bread
and we are not alone anymore.

Heaven is a banquet;
life is a banquet too,
even with a crust.

Where there is companionship
we have all.

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