Being and Doing

Being and Doing – 27 February – Unselfishness

Being and Doing – 27 February – Unselfishness

WHILE you have any love in you exercise it, make the most of it, feed it by the sight of good things and by imitation of good deeds.  Ask of God to enter into your hearts by that open door.  Love your husband, your wife, your children, your servants, your master, your brothers and sisters, your neighbours and tradesmen as well as your friends, and consider yourself as sent into the world for the one great purpose of showing kindness and being good to others.  Seek in this way to find out what God is.  Then God will be found of you and He will show you that He himself is Love; that your love is the reflection of His own; that the less selfish and more loving you are, the more you shall know of Him, and the nearer you shall be drawn Him.


I DO not mean by that…  hope we may be less busy, for I wish to be far more so than I have ever been, only with even, ordinary business and calm thoughts.  The more we can live out of ourselves and labour for others, the more, I am sure, we shall have of them.  Nothing really tires me but self and selfish thoughts.



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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s