Election Advice from John Wesley

My friend Mary posted this advice from John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, related to elections in his time – it seems like pretty good advice for Americans this Tuesday:

    I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing
    election, and advised them:

        • To vote, without fee or reward, for the person
          they judged most worthy.
        • To speak no evil of the person they voted against.
        • To take care their spirits were not sharpened
          against those that voted on the other side.

Especially like that last point. Whatever means you use I pray that all Americans will make informed decisions when they vote. Ignorance and apathy, not partisanship, is the enemy.


  1. Amen to John Wesley, Bob! This has been one of the most disgusting pre-election seasons I've ever witnessed. The only part that made me happy was seeing all the people waiting quietly in line to vote, AMERICANS of all colors, sizes, shapes, physical abilities,and faiths were doing what AMERICANS should do. The lines were long and there was some confusion, but no one complained about the crying baby or the woman who finally had to ask for a new ballot because she'd fouled up her first. THIS is the America I love! And as far as I'm concerned, the nasty politicians can all go hang themselves (not literally).

    1. I so agree crownring. Sad that some feel that they cannot vote for matters of conscience per my other voting post.


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