I just started reading the "works of John Wesley" about 7500 pages all in all, probably take me some years :-P , but i must say even if i just started
Some things that spoke to me today are two quotes i will share here...
there are much that is very "rich"
[i]Saturday, 7.Mr. Oglethorpe returned from Savannah with Mr. Spangenberg, one of the pastors of the Germans. I soon found what spirit he was of and asked his advice with regard to my own conduct. He said, My brother, I must first ask you one or two questions. Have you the witness within yourself? Does the Spirit of God bear witness with your spirit that you are a child of God? I was surprised, and knew not what to answer. He observed it and asked, Do you know Jesus Christ? I paused and said, I know He is the Saviour of the world. True, replied he; but do you know He has saved you? I answered, I hope He has died to save me. He only added, Do you know yourself? I said, I do. But I fear they were vain words.
saturday 19 - Mr Oglethorpe returned from the south, and gave orders on Sunday,the 20th, that none should profane the day(as was usual before) by fishing or fowling upon it. In the afternoon I summed up what I had seen or heard at Frederica, inconsistent with Christianity, and consequently, with the prosperity of the place. The event was as it ought: Some hearers were profited, and the rest deeply offended......
Tuesday, 22.Observing much coldness in M ----s behaviour, I asked him the reason of it. He answered, I like nothing you do. All your sermons are satires upon particular persons, therefore I will never hear you more; and all the people are of my mind; for we wont hear ourselves abused.
Besides, they say, they are Protestants. But as for you, they cannot tell what religion you are of. They never heard of such a religion before. They do not know what to make of it. And then your private behaviour: all the quarrels that have been here since you came, have been long of you. Indeed there is neither man nor woman in the town who minds a word you say. And so you may preach long enough; but nobody will come to hear you.
He was too warm for hearing an answer. So I had nothing to do but to thank him for his openness and walk away.[/i]
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