Wesley & Change

John Wesley wrote a document (a letter) called A Plain Account of the People Called Methodists, written in 1748. In part of it, Wesley addresses various objections he faced at the time.

One of the objections Wesley addresses relates to the classes he had recently developed. Wesley quotes the objector:

There were no such meetings when I came into the society first: And why should there now? I do not understand these things, and this changing one thing after another continually.

Wesley’s response included some great statements about change …

That … we are continually changing one thing after another, is not a weakness or fault, as you imagine, but a peculiar advantage which we enjoy.

And Wesley closes with this statement …

We are always open to instruction; willing to be wiser everyday than we were before, and to change whatever we can change for the better.

Are we willing to change whatever we can change for the better?

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