Being and Doing – 18 February – True Independence

Being and Doing – 18 February – True Independence

DISLIKE – misunderstanding – opposition – likely enough, and if not self-caused, wholesome enough, yet very hard to bear.  When these things come we must examine our conscience, and see whether there may not be in ourselves some self will or pride, or narrowness, or over-sensitiveness, or love of self-assertion, which may account for what we are suffering.  And then if our conscience is clear, we can leave it to God.  It will pass. And we will pray that it pass not without teaching us its lessons of humility and patience and forbearance.


If you would not be known to do a thing,- never do it. 


IF thou consider what thou art, in thyself, thou wilt not care what men say of thee.


WHAT can harm us if we are true to ourselves and do what we think is right?



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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