Beattitudes for a Housewife
by Mary Mae Oesch
Blessed is she whose daily tasks are a labor of love; for her
and happy heart translate duty into privilege, and her labor becomes
service to God and all mankind.
Blessed is she who opens the door to welcome both stranger
friend; for gracious hospitality is a test of brotherly love.
Blessed is she who mends stockings and toys and broken hearts;
understanding is a balm to humanity.
Blessed is she who scours and scrubs; for well she knows that
one expression of godliness.
Blessed is she whom children love; for the love of a child
is more to be
valued than fortune or fame.
Blessed is she who sings at her work; for music lightens the
and brightens the dullest chore.
Blessed is she who dusts away doubt and fear and sweeps out
the cobwebs of
confusion; for her faith will triumph over all adversity.
Blessed is she who serves laughter and smiles with every meal;
buoyancy of spirit is an aid to mental and physical digestion.
Blessed is she who preserves the sanctity of the home; for
hers is a sacred
trust that crowns her with dignity.