Being and Doing – 27 April – Encouragement
THE great secret of help is encouragement.
WE give much blame, and it may be well. Let us give a little more gratitude, and it will be better for the world. For the world wants kindness far more than harshness. It is very sore with many sorrows, many blows, and we know not how much good a tender voice and a soft hand may do. We have so short a time to live, let us feel and give all the gratitude we can. We shall never regret that in the world beyond, where God is grateful to all who have been kind to His children here.
YOU never miss an opportunity of giving innocent pleasure, or helping another soul on the path to God, but you are taking away from yourselves for ever what might have been a happy memory, and leaving in its place pain or remorse.
F. P. COBBE
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.