Being and Doing

Being and Doing – 2 February – Duty

Being and Doing – 2 February – Duty


SO nigh is grandeur to our dust
So near is God to man,
When duty whispers low, ‘Thou must,’
The youth replies, ‘I can.’



KEEP true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right, and stick to it.



I NEVER saw in any man such fearlessness in the path of duty.  The one question with him was, ‘ Is it right?’  No dread of consequences, and consequences often bitterly felt by him, and wounding his sensitive nature, ever prevented him from doing that to which conscience prompted.  His sense of right amounted to chivalry.”..

From The Life of Professor Forbes.


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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