Being and Doing – 11 February – Character
SOME men are content not to do mean actions. I want to become incapable of a mean thought or feeling.
NO indulgence of passion destroys the spiritual nature so much as respectable selfishness.
To give unbridled bent to impulse, spiritual or physical, is to lose, or lower, or destroy the tone of character.
THE gentleness of perfect freedom can only be won by the discipline of self-restraint.
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.