Being and Doing

Being and Doing – 25 February – Charitableness

Being and Doing – 25 February – Charitableness

WHAT a great deal of time and ease that man gains who lets his neighbour’s words, thoughts, and behaviour alone, confines his inspections to himself, and takes care that his own actions are honest and righteous.


WE are all inclined to judge of others as we find them.  Our estimate of a character always depends much on the manner in which that character affects our own interest and passions.  We find it difficult to think well of those by whom we are thwarted or depressed, and we are ready to admit every excuse for the vices of those who are useful or agreeable to us.


OBSERVATION without sympathy is simple torture.


A QUICK perception of the feelings of others, and a gracious tenderness for such feelings, even if mistaken, are gifts to be coveted and cherished.



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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