Being and Doing

Being and Doing – 19 April – Friendship

Being and Doing – 19 April – Friendship

FRIENDSHIP is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of each other.


…The divinest prerogative of friendship, which consists in the communication to others of all that we have ourselves experienced to be most divine.

Archdeacon FARRAR

FRIENDSHIP improves happiness, and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy, and the dividing of our grief.


THERE are no bounds to the help which spirit can give to spirit in the intercourse of a noble 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.

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