Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Simple Answer

John Wesley’s work as a priest in the Church of England became the foundation of the Methodist denomination.  Because his goal was first and foremost to spread the Word and the hope of the Lord to all who would hear, he was one of the first theologians to allow women to preach.  One of these women once wrote to him, seeking his reassurance that it was okay for her to preach the word. 
His response to her is a direction I turn to in my own moments of doubt.  It is an instruction for all of us.  He wrote simply, “Sister, do all the good you can.”