Being and Doing · Sermon

Being and Doing – 7 May – Compassion

Being and Doing – 7 May – Compassion

IN vain Remorse, and Fear, and Hate 

Beat with bruised hands against a fate,

Whose walls of iron only move 

And open to the touch of Love.

He only feels his burdens fall,

Who, taught by suffering, pities all.


KIND hearts are here, yet would the tenderest one 

Have limits to its mercy; God has none.

And man’s forgiveness may be true and sweet 

But yet he stoops to give it. More complete 

Is Love that lays forgiveness at thy feet, 

And pleads with thee to raise it. Only Heaven

Means crowned, not, vanquished, when it says



THE more worthy any soul is, the larger is its compassion.



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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