Being and Doing – 24 February – Charitableness
OUR private severity against sinners should be ever checked by the remembrance of our own sin.
OUR fallibility and the shortness of our knowledge. should make us peaceable and gentle; because I may be mistaken, I must not be dogmatical and confident, peremptory and imperious. I will not break the certain rules of charity for a doubtfal doctrine, nor for an uncertain truth.
THE more we know of ourselves the more easy we shall be in our intercourse with others, and they with us; for mutual allowances will be made, and mutual credit
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.