" . . . I've been thinking about a.j. muste, who during the vietnam war stood in front of the white house night after night with a candle. one rainy night, a reporter asked him, 'mr. muste, doyou really think you are going to change the policies of this country by standing out here alone at night with a candle?' 'oh,' muste replied, 'I don't do it to change the country. I do it so the country won't change me.' "
(from anne lamott's plan b: further thoughts on faith)