Sin and Susanna


John Wesley asked his mother, Susanna Wesley, “How do you define sin?” Her reply was perhaps more penetrating that many formal theologians could develop: “If anything weakens your reasoning, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God or takes away your relish for spiritual things; in short if anything increases the power or authority of the flesh over the Spirit that for you becomes sin however good it is in itself.”


     ~ Susanna Wesley


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