Dorothy Day Home Analysis

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My home, my loved ones, and my daily routine easily constitute my “comfort zone” where I have support, resources, and luxuries such as various electronic devices. During a winter break, however, I left these luxuries and daily routine for a weekend to live in a Dorothy Day house that serves homeless women in downtown Detroit. Each morning, I walked in the bitter cold to serve at the local soup kitchen and returned to the house in the afternoon to perform household chores and converse with the guests. The experience of living in the house and serving in the soup kitchen encouraged me to reflect on the priviledge of having a home, food, and access to health care services. The guests’ openness to share their stories allowed me to connect with
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