Some encouraging excerpts from: "Keeping House – The Litany of Every day Life"
by Margret Kim Peterson.
- "God is the creator and has given [us the] privilege of imitating and participating in God’s work as creator.
- God ... started with chaos and ended with a...beautiful universe.
- Housework is all about bringing order out of chaos.
- That heap of damply repulsive clothes on the bathroom floor turns into stacks of neatly folded clean laundry in a matter of hours...
- A table piled high with junk mail, school papers, and forgotten socks turns into a table neatly set for a meal...
- A sack of potatoes ...turns into a dish of mashed potatoes ...
- Housework is never "done" in the same sense ... that God's providential involvement in the world is never done."
(End of excerpts)
True, some things are more fun to do than others. Making cookies may be more fun than cleaning toilets. But we still clean the toilet. And we don't fall into self pity over it. We even make a game out of it, and it actually can be fun.
After all, every person on earth has parts of their job that are unpleasant and would be avoided if possible.
As homemakers, we are privileged to be servants of all, and Jesus tells us, "The greatest among you is the servant of all". He himself demonstrated, by subjecting himself to death on the cross for our sins.
And, oh the wonderful fragrance in a home where being servant of all is being taught! You can smell it from way down the block!