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 291 days ago


Notable Quotes   

   "The church gets so wrapped up in gatekeeping — in deciding who’s in and who’s out, and in policing one another — that we basically choke the contemplative spirit right out of our faith communities.

   "No wonder young people are leaving in droves, while mindfulness is now big business."

– Carl McColman, "Gatekeeping and Contemplation: Is the Church Its Own Worst Enemy?" on Patheos.com


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