I just got back from visiting my mom in Wonderful Wyoming. (That’s what it says on the sign when you enter the state.)
We got up in good time last Thursday morning to go to the library for a little bit, where my mom has been a librarian for three decades.
The custodian had gotten a job in another town, so the librarians were having a goodbye breakfast for him.
Besides getting in on Becky Packer’s best cinnamon rolls ever made in the known universe (it’s the almond frosting, we think), I listened to the librarians talk about how much they appreciated the custodian.
On the way up the stairs, mom had said, He does so much more than he has to, like hang leaves from the ceiling for us.
It seems like he does stuff before we even known it needs done, another librarian said.
And I was inspired by this.
I have a thing for people who are in positions with not-so-glorious titles but who do their work so well and so above what’s required that they attract glory anyway.
So it’s a Monday, and we could ho-hum our way through it or we could do incredible work.
We could work at a level that no one expects but from which everyone in our circle feels the benefit.
Out 0f gratitude to Jesus for all his above-what’s-expected work for us, we could add to our work what Becky Packer’s frosting adds to cinnamon rolls.
BE the frosting.