A word from John Wesley

“Some of the Mystic writers do not choose to speak plainly; some of them know not how. But, blessed be God, we do; and we know, there is nothing deeper, there is nothing better, in heaven or earth, than love! There cannot be, unless there were something higher than the God of love! So that we see distinctly what we have to aim at. We see the prize, and the way to it! Here is the height, here is the depth, of Christian experience! ‘God is love; and he that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God, and God in him.'”

–From a letter to Betsy Ritchie, 1775


2 thoughts on “A word from John Wesley

  1. Does “Mystic” refer to Christian mystics or something else? In today’s culture, I wouldn’t expect to refer to Christianity, but for Wesley I’m not sure what other mystic traditions there were.

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