Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Spirit like Wesley's

I may print this quote from Adam Hamilton's Revival and carry it with me to meetings:
Having a spirit like Wesley's today means that we assume the best of others, not the worst.  We give them the benefit of the doubt.  We speak well of others, not poorly.  We treat them as we hope to be treated.  We listen more and talk less. We walk in other people's shoes and try to understand what they believe and why.  This does not mean we give up our convictions, but it does mean we test them.
Do we do that?  Do we give people the benefit of the doubt?  Do we assume the best, and speak well of others?  Do we treat them well?  Do we listen more than we speak?  And do we test our own convictions?

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.  Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.  (Philippians 2:3-5)



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