Monday, March 30, 2009

But, John, How Do You Really Feel About What Floats Our Boats?

Our end in leaving our native country [for Georgia] was not to avoid want (God having given us plenty of temporal blessings) nor to gain the dung or dross of riches or honor; but singly this - to save our souls, to live wholly to the glory of God. [Boldface added]

-John Wesley, from his Journal, Oct. 14, 1735.

2 comments:

Macon said...

man. I'm glad we didn't name our son, "Riches". That would be 0 for 2 with JW.

Paul said...

Good point. Another reason to be a Presbyterian.