James Martineau: Noble workers

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But the noble make noble plans, and by noble deeds they stand. Isaiah 32:8

“The true use of a man’s possessions is to help his work; and the best end of all his work is to show us what he is. The noblest workers of our world bequeath us nothing so great as the image of themselves. Their task, be it ever so glorious, is historical and transient; the majesty of their spirit is essential and eternal.”

James Martineau in Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers, compiled by Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert (New York: Wilbur B. Ketcham, 1895) 361.

Martineau inspires us to make sure we are using what we have to show the world who we are. What does your work say about who you are? Noble workers make plans and put to work all they are and all they have. Do you?

Today is my last day of pheasant hunting. We are getting a snowstorm so we made plans to hunt where we think we quickly find birds. We saved the best hunting spots for today. God, grant us favor.