Being and Doing

Being and Doing – 20 May – Sin

Being and Doing – 20 May – Sin

THOUGH sins of thought are not so bad as sins of act, for they can still be repented of, yet to nurse a sin in thought is to make it easy to commit in act.   Cherish hate, and you know not when you may be swept into murder.   Cherish any guilt in thought, and one touch sets the repressed waters into a headlong torrent of act.   Care, then, for your thoughts, and the acts will take care of themselves.


EVERY man is open to commit the fault of which he is least capable.


SINS of surprise have given rise to the remark that almost every great saint in the Bible is recorded to have fallen into the very sin from which his character seemed likely to guard him.



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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