“Towels and dishes and sandals, all the ordinary sordid things of our lives, reveal more quickly than anything what we are made of. It takes God almighty in us to do the meanest duty as it ought to be done.”
– Oswald Chambers
I’ve added this quote to my quote rotation.
I love that line: “It takes God almighty in us to do the meanest duty as it ought to be done.”
Most of us spend a lot of our time doing “mean duty” – all those thousands of trivial things we do each day. And yet God can glorify even the meanest duty. He can bring significance to what appears to be the most insignificant task at hand.
Thinking interpersonally, he can make the smallest gesture or the most innocuous sentence, when embued with His grace, become something that lights the grey life of the broken and wounded other.
May my thoughts and actions be full of towels and dishes and sandals . . .