Being and Doing – 26 January – Unity of Life
WHAT we have to learn therefore is proportion; the finding for everything its relative place and fitness in the Kingdom of God. How much of your life should be taken up with religious duties, or other duties, is a matter of counsel; but a general harmony should exist between the natural side of your life and the spiritual, leaving neither side undeveloped.
This will come from a true view of the Holy Spirit’s work in creation, and of the work which He has to do in us; taking of the glory of Christ, which He has poured out in creation, and shewing it unto us; revealing to us something of the new heavens and the new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness.
We have to be so much on our guard in these days against that divorce between the religious and the secular life, which is one of the greatest dangers of the Church. See to the true centre of your life; its unity first, and then its proportion.
WHO keeps one end in view makes all things serve.
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.