Being and Doing – 20 January – Value of Time

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Being and Doing – 20 January – Value of Time


WHAT is meant by redeeming time?  It is to fill the hours full of the richest freight, to fill them with the life of thought, feeling, action, as they pass by.

One moment of self-conquest, one good action really done, yes, one effort to do right, really made, has the seal of time put on it.


IT is astonishing that anyone can squander away in absolute idleness one single moment of that small portion of time which is allotted to us in the world…

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it.

Are you in earnest?  Seize this very minute,
What you can do, or think you can, begin it.


TIME indeed is a sacred gift, and each day is a little life.



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.

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