John Wesley scares the heck out of me.
I don’t think I’ve ever written that on this blog, so it is about time I come clean.
He scares me because following his example would tear apart my life. Have you read his thoughts on “The Use of Money“? Have you ever done any actual field preaching? Do you have any ideas how many miles he traveled without any vacations to Disney World or sabbaticals on the beach?
I’m a middle-class, middle American. I’m pretty sure I’m one of the ones who complained to the town constable about those rabble rousing Methodists.
And — let’s be honest — John Wesley does not hold a candle to Jesus. If a simple English priest like Wesley can make me feel like a coward and a slothful Christian, how much worse does my life look when I put it next to Jesus?
This is what they call convicting grace.