Being and Doing

Being and Doing – 30 January – Day by Day

Being and Doing – 30 January – Day by Day

YOU have a disagreeable duty to do at twelve o’clock.
Do not blacken nine and ten and all between with the colour of twelve.
Do the work of each and reap your reward in peace.
So when the dreaded moment in the future becomes the present, you shall meet it walking in the light, and that light shall overcome its darkness.


In all our difficulties, perplexities, trials, it will help us to remember that we have to take but one step at a time.  Let us ask God to help us to take that one step bravely and unfalteringly.  To-morrow’s strength is very largely the heritage of to-day’s patient striving.

Life for to-day!  to-morrow’s light
To-morrow’s cares shall bring to sight.
Go!  sleep like closing flowers at night,
And Heaven thy morn will bless.



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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