Sweeping the streets

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, 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 streetsweeper who did his job well.”

— Martin Luther King Jr

Thanks to Jennifer Miskov for this.

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One Response to “Sweeping the streets”

  1. Lainee Says:

    I was reading about King Saul, his son Jonathan, and David from I Samuel this last week. Jonathan was in line to be the next king and his father, Saul, was happy with his son. David, was then ordained to be the Lord’s anointed by, Samuel. Jonathan was not ordained; however, this did not stop him from being close friends with David. Jonathan listened to his heart and knew that he was to be a great soldier/leader, but not the king. Jonathan did his best to protect David and was happy to do so. Because of Jonathan’s actions, David was spared when King Saul let his jealousy and greed get the best of him. This story teaches us that if we are enthusiastically in pursuit of our personal legend and we listen and follow the signs, we will be okay and we will see how to help other beings. Long live the Jonathans and streetsweepers of society.

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