Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Work it on out.

In keeping with my previous post about undertaking tasks with a good attitude, here's a niblet from Kahlil Gibran:
Work is love made visible.

And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.

For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man’s hunger.

And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distills a poison in the wine.

And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man’s ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night.


  1. Yes. This resonates as very, very true.

  2. Yes. Kahlil Gibran always sounds as though he's paraphrasing and summarizing the Bible to me.