Wesley’s Advice for Voting

I went down to the courthouse to cast my ballot today, and I thought it might be worth sharing John Wesley’s advice for voting as recorded in his Journal on Thursday, October 6, 1774.

I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them, 1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy; 2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against; and 3. To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.

In my judgment, number two is the hardest, but number three the most important, especially in a politically diverse church such as Abilene First UMC.