Being and Doing – 15 May – Small Things
IT is the mark of a shallow or superficial mind to think lightly of little temptations or little sins. Even judging according to mere magnitude, the stress of many little trials, constantly harassing us day by day, may be as severe an exercise of Christian patience as one tremendous trial whose duration and intensity are limited.
TRUE greatness consists in being great in little things.
Commit thy trifles unto God, for to Him nothing is trivial,
And it is but the littleness of man that seeth no greatness in a trifle.
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.