A Way  to Evaluate  Choices 

(Read and Follow the Directions) 

Old wisdom is not necessarily outdated. There’s good merit to this council from Susan Wesley, that I read today in the Ensign Magazine.  

We can follow the timeless advice that Susanna Wesley gave in 1725 to her son John, a founder of Methodism: 

“Would you judge the lawfulness or unlawfulness of pleasure, [of the innocence of malignity of actions? Take this rule.] Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off your relish of spiritual things; in short, whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind; that thing is sin to you, however innocent it may be in itself.”

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