Being and Doing – 31 March – Being and Doing
EVERYTHING that raises our personal standard of thought and purpose, everything that brings us nearer to the stature of the completed one in Christ, increases our power for good, and makes us more and more a power in the world about us. When we crave the privilege of doing for others, it is well for us to realise the privilege of being for others.
WE can never really benefit anybody by doing wrong on his behalf, and the truest and surest way in which we can serve our fellowmen is, not so much to do any thing for them, but to be the very truest, purest, noblest beings we know how.
As there can be no goodness of life without goodness of principle, so neither can there be any goodness of principle, that deserves the name, without its being shown in goodness of life.
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.