Makes drudgery divine

“Work ‘as unto the Lord, and not to men.’ This will enoble the meanest employment, and secure your highest end and truest happiness, whatever your success may be in other respects:

‘Teach me, my God and King,
In all things thee to see;
And what I do in any thing,
To do it as for thee.
A servant with this clause,
Makes drudgery divine;
Who sweeps a room, as for Thy laws,
Makes that and th’ action fine.'”
-George Herbert

(Richard Steele, The Religious Tradesman).

Not an endorsement of Steele or Herbert as true Christian men.

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