Being and Doing

Being and Doing – 26 April –  Love and Remorse

Being and Doing – 26 April –  Love and Remorse

AND so when time, sorrow, and the loveless winter of life have beautified our hearts, and we go up to the overthrown forms which are lying beneath the landslip of the grave, what have we left but an unavailing sorrow, a dumb repentance, and never-ending bitter tears?   We have something better left still, a warmer, truer, lovelier love for every soul which we have not yet lost.


IF only I might have the consolation of suffering something for your sake; Oh! how different would I be to you now!  This is what we all say when we bury someone whom we have tortured; but, on that very same evening of mourning, we go and dart the javelin deep into some other breast which is still warm.   Oh! weaklings that we are, strong only in resolves!



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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