Monday, July 19, 2010

Quote from Susanna Wesley...

Back in Feburary of this year I posted a blog about all of my books and being a book-a-holic. In the course of the year and all that life brings, I have not completed any of them yet. I have however, started many. That is just how it happens some times.

I am back reading "The Grand Weaver" by Ravi Zacharias again. And have put all others down until I finish this one. My goal is to have it read completely by the time I go back home to Alabama. (In my free time while here in VA visiting with my Julia, Ronnie and baby Josiah!)

I have a quote that I want to share...
John Wesley had asked his mother, Susanna Wesley, to define sin. Here is her answer:


"Son, whatever weakens your reasoning,
impairs the tenderness of your conscience,
obscures your sense of God,
or takes away your relish for spiritual things;
in short, if anything increases the authority and
power of the flesh over the Spirit,
then that to you becomes sin,
however good it is in itself,"

I agree with Ravi Zacharias- I doubt any theologians could have done better than she did!

Certainly we all would do well to use this as a guide to search our lives and our decisions and our choices.


6 comments:

Tricia said...

I have that marked, underlined, and starred in my book... such a good, clear way to define sin...

Missing you here in Alabama but so glad you are able to be there with Julia! Tell her not to take a moment for granted, all daughters do not get what you are giving her...

Blessings...

Janet said...

That's one of my favorite quotes. Thank you for bringing it back to mind. Enjoy your day!

Meredith said...

gracious that is good!! Thank you for sharing that also!! Such a smart mamma!!

Susan said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this quote! Susannah Wesley was an amazing woman and this just proves that she was also WISE!

Hope you're well.

Linda said...

That is an excellent quote.

Michele Williams said...

Hello dear sister. How are you and your family? We've missed you. Blessings