Monday, October 08, 2007

something to die for

Dr. Martin Luther King said,
"If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live. 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 to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.'"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of something I heard on public radio the other day. Someone said they tried to follow what their father had said, which was [roughly]'live your life such that if everyone lived their life like you live yours, we would have heaven on Earth'.

Ivan Walters