John Wesley’s Generosity

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John WesleyJohn Wesley, the celebrated Methodist minister, was one of the most generous and liberal Christians that ever lived. When he first began to preach, his salary was thirty pounds a year, in English money, or about a hundred and fifty dollars. He found he could manage to live on twenty-eight pounds; so he saved two pounds, not to keep to himself like the coal, but to scatter among others like the diamond. The next year his salary was sixty pounds. He still lived on twentyeight, and gave away thirty-two. The third year his salary was ninety pounds, and he gave away sixty-two. The fourth year his salary was a hundred and twenty pounds. But he still lived on twenty-eight pounds, and gave away all the rest.

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