Monday, December 8, 2008


"Street sweeper St. Mark's"
Artist: Jennifer Black

Vocation. Let's think about it. This way:
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played 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 streetsweeper who did his job well.
And, by the way, this is not about being perfectionistic. This is about being passionate. It is about joy. It is about deep delight.

1 comment:

  1. There's a quote from one of my favorite books that speak to that passion and delight. It's from Tuning the Rig, by Harvey Oxenhorn.

    "But life doesn't work like that. The only way not to resent the expenditure of time and effort is to devote yourself to the one activity that you don't want to get through. You should choose for your life's work whatever feels most like play.'


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