Give Me Thy Hand

Let us resolve, first, not to hurt one another,
to do nothing unkind or unfriendly to each other . . .
Let us resolve, secondly, God being our helper,
to speak nothing harsh or unkind of each other . . .
to say all the good we can, both of and to one another . . .
Let us, thirdly, resolve to harbour no unkind thought,
no unfriendly temper towards each other . . .
Let us, fourthly, endeavour to help each other on
in whatever we are agreed leads to the Kingdom.
So far as we can, let us always rejoice to strengthen each other's hands in God.

-- John Wesley, Letter to a Roman Catholic, July 18, 1749


Anonymous said…
Sometimes church people give a foot instead of a hand.

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