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Susanna Wesley

Mother of Methodism
Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, takes off your relish for spiritual things, whatever increases the authority of the body over the mind, that thing is sin to you, however innocent it may seem in itself.

Susanna Wesley (20 January 1669 – 23 July 1742) was the daughter of Samuel Annesley and the mother of John and Charles Wesley.

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  • Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, takes off your relish for spiritual things, whatever increases the authority of the body over the mind, that thing is sin to you, however innocent it may seem in itself.

Quotes about Susanna WesleyEdit

  • Although she never preached a sermon or published a book or founded a church, (she) is known as the Mother of Methodism. Why? Because two of her sons, John Wesley and Charles Wesley, as children consciously or unconsciously will, applied the example and teachings and circumstances of their home life.
    • Susan Pellowe, as cited in God, Help Me Overcome My Circumstances: Learning to Depend More Fully on Him

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