Wesley Had It Tough!

Portrait of John Wesley by William Hamilton
May 30, 2012
Author Article Opinion

A Facebook friend, who is a Pentecostal pastor in Cambridge, England, shared this section from John Wesley's diary. And I thought I had it tough!

Portrait of John Wesley by William HamiltonSunday a.m., May 5-Preached in St. Ann’s.  Was asked not to come back anymore.
Sunday p.m. – Preached at St. John’s.  Deacons said “Get out and stay out!”

Sunday a.m., May 12 – Preached at St. Jude’s.  Can’t go back there either.
Sunday p.m. – Preached at St. George’s.  Kicked out again.

Sunday a.m., May 19 – Preached at St. somebody else’s.  Deacons called special meeting and said I couldn’t return.
Sunday p.m. – Preached on the street.  Kicked off the street.

Sunday a.m., May 26 – Preached in meadow, chased out of meadow as bull was turned loose during the service.

Sunday a.m., June 2 – Preached out at edge of town, kicked off the highway.
Sunday p.m. – Preached in a pasture, 10,000 people came to hear me in afternoon.

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