Living and Giving

The Classic Pamela Positive: \”Do All the Good You Can\”

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\”Do all the good you can
By all the means you can
In all the ways you can
In all the places you can
At all the times you can
To all the people you can
As long as ever you can.\”

– John Wesley


John Wesley (1703-1791) was the founder of the Methodist movement, along with his brother Charles. Wesley went to Christ Church College, Oxford, and taught at Oxford\’s Lincoln College.  He preached in Georgia, and throughout England, giving over 40,000 sermons in his lifetime.  One of Wesley\’s best-known doctrines is that of \”salvation by faith.\”  He also emphasized striving for \”Christian Perfection,\” where the believer lived by the love of God.  He was engaged with social issues such as prison reform and the abolitionist movement.  Methodism is now considered a separate denomination of Christianity, although in Wesley\’s lifetime it was within the Anglican church.  At the time of Wesley\’s death, there were 135,000 Methodists; today, they number some 70 million.