John Wesley’s Rule About Wealth

John Wesley’s rule about wealth which he gave to his followers was, “earn all you can, save all you can, give all you can.”

When he was at Oxford he had an income of £30 per year. He lived on £28 and gave the rest away, and so, too, when he received £90 and  £120.

The taxman became suspicious and asked for a statement of the silver plate he was sure that Wesley must possess. The preacher wrote to the tax office, “I have two silver spoons in Bristol and two in London; this is all the plate I have at present and I shall not buy any more while so many around me lack bread.”

The really happy people those who are more concerned with giving than with getting and having.

Wealth is not measured by its amount, but by the good it can do.

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

 

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