At Saint Laika's and in the Church of England today is the day when John and Charles Wesley are commemorated. Others may celebrate these two holy men on a different day but they are wrong.
Here are some words of wisdom taken from the journal of John Wesley that are particularly apposite in the United Kingdom and the United States at this moment in time and also, no doubt, in many other places on this planet where the democratic principle is upheld.
October 6, 1774
I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them
1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy
2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against, and
3. To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.”