In May I wrote about voting in elections and as we are approaching the ballot boxes again in five weeks time to decide who will be our Prime Minister for the next five years, on the future of Brexit and on the direction our nation will travel, I thought that I would a few words of wisdom. Not my words of wisdom but those of John Wesley:
“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.”
― John Wesley, The Journal of John Wesley
I commend these words to you in order that peace and order may prevail in our election process and that we may not be embroiled in behaviour unworthy of our Christian calling.