Being and Doing – 20 February – Forgiveness
TRUE forgiveness involves two things, a perfect knowledge of the offence and a perfect restoration of love.
Does any man wound thee? Not only forgive, but work into thy thought intelligence of the kind of pain that thou mayest never inflict it on another spirit.
THE aim of our life is so to keep up the sense of His forgiveness and love in our minds, that they shall be a continual terror and shame to us in all our want of forgiveness and love.
F. D. MAURICE.
FORGIVE us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
S. MATT. vi. 12.
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.