I love this quote from John Wesley, a famous theologian and preacher from the 19th century. He wrote: “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” It’s a statement we should read over and over again.
If we want to leave this world in a better state than when we entered it, it’s a good quote to ponder. This world needs good people. But it needs people who do good, often, whenever possible, wherever possible, to everyone possible, as long as we’re on this planet.
Can you imagine a world where good people regularly practiced good like this? I daresay we’d live in a world filled with good, where people practice love of God and neighbor as natural as breathing.
What a beautiful world that would be!
Why not all of us begin today, by practicing just one act of goodness to another?