“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a 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 to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well. – Martin Luther King Jr.
This is one of my favorite quotes.
Not only because of the truth and inspiration we can gain from it, but also because of the example set by the person who said it.
Imagine living in that time, amidst all of that tension and strife, and having the strength of character to tell people to sweep streets as if they were sweeping the streets of heaven.
His audience was quite literally living through hell on earth and he inspired them to be and do their best in every scenario.
This message seems particularly appropriate this election and political season.
Take this message to heart today (and every day).
Do your best with what is in front of you.
Love and serve those around you with all you’ve got.
Make it a great day.