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Monday, January 18, 2010

Working for the Hosts of Heaven

Today is Martin Luther King Day. I consider Dr. King to be one of the most important human beings of the twentieth century.

Within the civil rights movement, Dr. King sought to motivate men and women to offer their very best to God. In that context, King declared, "If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted and Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of Heaven and Earth shall pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.’"

Those words have inspired millions. From the day I encountered that quote, it, too, has motivated me.

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