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John Wesley

[Christian Perfection] is that habitual disposition of soul which, in the sacred writings, is termed “holiness;” and which directly implies, the being cleansed from sin “from all filthiness both of flesh and spirit”; and, by consequence the being endued with those virtues which were in Christ Jesus the being so “renewed in the image of our mind,” as to be “perfect as our Father in heaven is perfect.”

From “The Circumcision of the Heart” by John Wesley

→ February 10, 2014

The term “bigotry,” I fear, [is] little understood . . . It is too strong an attachment to, or fondness for, our own party, opinion, church, and religion. Therefore he is a bigot who is so fond of any of these, so strongly attached to them, as to forbid any who casts out devils because he differs from himself in any or all these particulars.

John Wesley

→ February 2, 2014

Gain all you can, without hurting either yourself or your neighbour, in soul or body, . . . Save all you can, by cutting off every expense which serves only to indulge foolish desire; to gratify either the desire of flesh, the desire of the eye, or the pride of life; waste nothing, living or dying, on sin or folly, whether for yourself or your children; and then, give all you can, or, in other words, give all you have to God.

John Wesley

→ January 26, 2014

Nothing is so small or insignificant in the sight of men as not to be an object of the care and providence of God, before whom nothing is small that concerns the happiness of any of his creatures.

John Wesley

→ January 22, 2014