A Challenge…Who’ll Take Me Up On It?

September 20, 2006 at 3:27 am | Posted in Character in Today's World, Christianity | 25 Comments

John Wesley was a great man. However, he didn’t consider himself that way, and in a letter he wrote to his mother, Susanna, he asked for a list of sins he should avoid. Her response astounds me as it probably astounded him:

Whatever weakens your reason, whatever impairs the tenderness of your conscience, whatever obscures your sense of God, whatever increases the authority of your body over your mind, whatever takes away from your relish for spiritual things, that to you is sin, no matter how innocent it is in itself.

Think about that for a second. That is phenomenal. Can I challenge you guys?
Here’s my challenge to you: memorize that. It’s not much, and it’s not hard to memorize for those of you that do speeches, or even debaters that memorize their 1AC. But I wonder how our conduct would change if we had that memorized…

I’ll do it too…Who’ll take me up on that?


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