For Those Who Work Behind the Scenes
Blessed are those who work behind the scenes —
the line cooks,
and the sous chefs,
the delivery truck drivers,
and the shelf-stockers,
the shut-ins who pray,
but say, “I wish I could do more,”
the gardener who weeds
making the garden beautiful
by removing the unsightly,
knowing most people will only notice
where he fails to do his job.
Blessed are the set-changers
and the prop placers,
the page-turner for the pianist,
the trash emptiers,
and the little man with the push broom
who sweeps the last of the refuse in the dust pan
before shutting off the light
and closing the door.
Each small act
by the One who sees all.
All work can be an act of worship.