On Martin Luther King Day this year, I would like to briefly remember Dr. King (who is remembered in this Blog on the occasion of his untimely death on April 4, and on the anniversary of his famous “I Have a Dream..” speech on August 28) with a quotation of his of which I was made aware for the first time on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 by the Assistant Pastor at Crossroads Church here in Cincinnati, Ohio, Chuck Mingo. These words of Dr. King remind us that there is no hierarchy in God’s love. There is no one of us whom God loves more than another; each and every one of us is important to God, and therefore we must always be our best….
“If it falls to your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music … Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will have to pause and say: Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well.”