Being and Doing – 4 March – Humility
In the Christian graces, humility stands highest of all, in the form of the Madonna; and in life this is the secret of the wise.
PRACTISE humility… Be content to be the last of all and the least of all.
Do not be ill-tempered with yourself, and even with God, because you seem to be the last and least of the saints.
Never give way to that proud unbelief which sounds like humility : ‘I Shall never be any better!’
Think of God, not of self.
If we find that we have to take the lowest place, let us take it quietly and thank God that it is no worse.”.
He that is down need fear no fall,
He that is low, no pride;
He that is humble ever shall
Have God to be his guide.”
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.