John Wesley on voting

“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: And,

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

 

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A lot of quotes attributed to Wesley don’t actually originate with the 18th-century Anglican preacher and founder of Methodism. But this one does. Wesley wrote it in his journal on October 6, 1774 in reference to the British Parliamentary elections held in the fall of that year. (copied from UMC newsletter)

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