This is the story of Jeff Dietrich s lifelong effort to unite the will of the spirit with the work of the flesh. This entire work is deeply compelling. Through his personal, spiritual evolution and commitment to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable, he writes with self-deprecating humor and extraordinary insight, confronting his fears, and confirming his faith. --Martin Sheen, Actor and Activist
When Dan Berrigan eulogized Dorothy Day, he said, She lived as though the truth were true... and she put first things first. So, too, Jeff Dietrich, in this loving, prophetic challenge of a book. --Greg Boyle, S.J., Author of Tattoos on the Heart
What you are doing is something beautiful for God. --Mother Teresa, Noble Laureate and Humanitarian
About the Author
JEFF DIETRICH was born in Newport News, Virginia. When he was nine years old his parents moved to Southern California where he was raised and educated. A er college and in order to avoid the draft, he spent six months traveling in Europe and North Africa. For the last forty years, he has lived in community at the Los Angeles Catholic Worker in solidarity with the poor. Jeff Dietrich is an activist, whose numerous actions of civil disobedience have landed him in jail more than forty times; he is a cook and a kitchen worker, whose eforts have helped provide more than three million meals to the homeless on Los Angeles Skid Row; and he is a writer, whose eye-witness accounts of the suffering and deprivation of the poor are imbedded in his relentless and vehement exposure of the political and social system that helps to maintain their poverty.