A Spirit of Charity Is Our True Way Forward

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John Wesley wrote the Catholic Spirit

With levels of Christian unity--there were different levels of affection for Christians that was dependent on how theologically people were in step with each other. He did this because he understood that we live in a world dominated by human brokenness. He never strove for a utopia right here and right now, he created space where people could live a life centered in God regardless of their circumstances. Any connection early Methodism had was about people deciding to connect themselves to John Wesley and his particular set of beliefs. And it was the lives of these particular people who were his number one priority.

betsy 113 days ago


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   "My wish is that, one day, formal education will pay attention to the education of the heart, teaching love, compassion, justice, forgiveness, mindfulness, tolerance and peace. This education is necessary, from kindergarten to secondary schools and universities. I mean social, emotional and ethical learning. We need a worldwide initiative for educating heart and mind in this modern age."

 – HH The Dalai Lama, interviewed in the Los Angeles Times


    "[Author Vincent Strudwick] reimagines church as catalyst, transfiguring an egoistic society back to an altruistic one, celebrating a God who is as weak as water, but as irresistible as a river. Decisions should be taken at the lowest possible grass-roots level, dialogue superseding proclamation, and embodiment replacing autocracy.

– The Rt. Rev. David Wilbourne, Assistant Bishop of Llandaff in the Church of England, reviewing Strudwick's book: "The Naked God: Wrestling for a Grace-ful Humanity" in Church Times.

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