Thursday 10 September 2009

The work I do, let it be done good

"If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause and say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers.
Pray for powers equal to your tasks.
Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle,
but you yourself shall be the miracle.
- Phillips Brooks

"We must begin to search for God in our workplaces.
God is already there, do not mistake you.
We simply have not trained ourselves to see our creator."
- William E. Diehl

Have thy tools ready, God will provide thee work.
- Charles Kingsley

"So, whether you eat or drink (sweep streets), or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31 

.." 'Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,
a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth."

2 Timothy 2:15

Dear Father, Creator of heaven and earth,
I behold your works with joy.
I'm just a small worker on this earth,
but leave those tasks I performed be properly implemented.
And let others see my commitment and enjoy my work done.

Dutch version > Laat ik mijn werk goed doen
2013 update:

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cover of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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