Being and Doing – 5 January – Self-Sacrifice
TAKE the principle, take the idea. Give up the world and self, and all that is of them, that you may serve God and man with all you have and are: let that principle work in your life, till self is wholly lost.
Lies in the silent conquest of ourselves.
BUT all through life I see a Cross
Where sons of God yield up their breath;
There is no gain except by loss,
There is no life except by death.
WALTER C. SMITH
These quotes are from ‘Being and Doing’ A selection of helpful thoughts from various authors arranged for daily reading.
Collected by Constance M Whishaw and first published in 1908 for members of the Being and Doing Guild whose object is to do all they can for the relief of suffering and misery.
Most of the writers are 19th Century Christians from Britain and Europe who were committed to living their faith through deeds as well as words – Being AND Doing.
For many years these words have kept me company and encouraged me on the journey of faith. I hope they will encourage others also.