Food for thought from "God Loveth Adverbs" by Philip Yancey
[Our Daily Bread, January 7, 2010]

The Puritans . . . had a saying, "God loveth adverbs; and careth not how good, but how well."

The proverb implies that God cares more about the spirit in which we live than the concrete results.

We spend much time immersed in the mundane.  "But we have the mind of Christ," (1 Corinthians 2:16).  That truth is to guide everything we do.  Cleaning up after a child.  Sitting on a porch with a neighbor.  . . . Sitting in traffic.  Sawing lumber. . . Shopping for groceries.

We need faith and the mind of the Lord Jesus to recognize something of lasting value in even our most ordinary tasks.