Mr. Wesley, President Obama, & Governor Romney

While I’m a proud Methodist, it’s not often that I quote John Wesley in this space.

Yet a friend sent me these words from Wesley’s journal during an election year:

Thur. 6. – “I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them,

1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy:

2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against: 

3. To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.”

John Wesley, The Works of John Wesley : Journals (electronic ed.; Albany,

OR: Ages Software, 2000).

Sounds like matters of Savior, cross, and resurrection were more important to Wesley than issues of state, candidate or race, doesn’t it?