Being and Doing

Being and Doing – 24 March – Small Things

Being and Doing – 24 March – Small Things

HIS friends sometimes remonstrated at the way in which he allowed people to consume his precious time about comparative trifle:  ‘But they are important to those whom they concern,’ he would reply, ‘and the persons in question want help as much as others.  Such work is quite sufficient for me. I care not how I am employed so long as I am at work for God’s service.’

From Life of S. Francis de Sales

VERY slight deeds and words may have a sacramental efficacy, if we can cast our self-love behind us in order to do and say them.


NOTHING is too little to be ordered by our Father; 

nothing too little in which to see His Hand;  

nothing which touches our souls, too little to accept from Him;  

nothing too little to be done to Him.



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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