THREE SIMPLE RULES
As early as 1739, when a group gathered around John Wesley and began what we know as the Methodist movement, we have had “rules” or standards for living transformed, holy lives in the world. Early Methodist communities expected that those who had “a desire to flee the wrath to come, and to be saved from their sins” would exhibit the fruit of a transformed life, evidenced by living into three simple rules: do no harm, do good, and stay in love with God. These rules helped guide Christians in living a holy life. Last week we discussed what it would look like to “do no harm” and this week we will discuss “doing good”.
To do good sounds so simple yet in some ways it can become paralyzing. Do good to whom? How often? Are there boundaries? Where do I start? What does doing good look like in such a divided world? Jesus gave us the perfect example of how to live this life and on Sunday we will gather around the table to be nourished by Christ through Holy Communion. I hope to see you in church on Sunday!
Rev. Colin Snider