Have you ever done something in private and think "this will not matter"? I have.
On Sundays, I teach two year olds in Sunday School along with 3 other teachers. The children usually do a craft, play, go to another room to sing songs and learn a Bible story, then return to the room for a light snack. Ever since I started teaching this class, I've been assigned to clean up duty! As you know, two year olds can certainly make a mess with glue, glitter, paper, toys and anything else you put in front of them. While they are in another room singing and having a good time, I'm usually on my hands and knees picking up everything on the floor and cleaning the tables preparing them for snacks. It's not the job I signed up for as I would much rather be with the little ones. There are times when I say to myself, "I won't be volunteering to teach this class again if this is all I get to do. I can clean up behind my own kids at home!" Just when I was saying this same thing last Sunday, I read Matthew 6:18.
In this passage, Jesus is telling us the proper way to fast and pray. The second part of this verse says, "And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."
Whether it's cleaning up after two year olds in Sunday School or giving a homeless person a few dollars at the traffic light, there are no menial tasks in God's eyes.