Monday, April 25, 2005

quote from John Wesley's Journal

Check out this post John Wesley's Journal for a timely excerpt from his 1742 journal:

"Many met together to consult on a proper method for discharging the public debt; it was at length agreed 1) that every member of the society, who was able, should contribute a penny a week; 2) that the whole society should be divided into little companies or classes--about twelve in each class; and 3) that one person in each class should receive the contribution of the rest and bring it in to the stewards weekly."

The whole community works together to relief the burdens of those with the least - what a concept!
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