Friday, October 22, 2010

A friend sent me this quote by John Wesley. Worth meditating on and living out...

" is the highest gift of God;
humble, gentle, patient love;
that all visions, revelations, manifestations whatever, are little things compared to love;
and that all the gifts above-mentioned are either the same with, or infinitely inferior to, it.

"It were well you should be thoroughly sensible of this, -- `the heaven of heavens is love.'

There is nothing higher in religion;
there is, in effect, nothing else;
if you look for anything but more love, you are looking wide of the mark, you are getting out of the royal way.

And when you are asking others, `Have you received this or that blessing? 'if you mean anything but more love, you mean wrong; you are leading them out of the way, and putting them upon a false scent.

Settle it then in your heart, that from the moment God has saved you from all sin, you are to aim at nothing more, but more of that love described in the thirteenth of the Corinthians. [1 Cor. 13] You can go no higher than this, till you are carried into Abraham's bosom."

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