If you were asked to define what it means to be a Methodist, what would you say?
the author of this article did not use this for a reply when asked at dinner:
“What’s a Methodist?”
The source for my reply to this simple question is one of Wesley’s most
popular tracts, “The Character of a Methodist.” He begins by saying that
Methodists are not distinguished by doctrine or opinions. The mark of a
Methodist is his or her love for God. Their devotion to God is
complete. Methodists center their lives upon God who became one of us in
Jesus of Nazareth. His life and teachings provide the way Methodists
live their love for God in all aspects of life. No part of life is
untouched by their devotion to God and the things of God. This means
that the Methodist’s love for God compels him or her to love those whom
God loves. Their daily life is shaped by obedience to the teachings of
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