If you have ever been involved in a small group for Bible study or accountability, you have John Wesley to thank.
I mention that because he was born on this day in 1703. There are many admiring things I could mention about him, from his heart for the poor to his prophetic leadership vision to his passion for the lost to his profound focus on discipleship and growth. His energy for ministry was stunning. One of his biographers said he "rode 250,000 miles, gave away 30,000 pounds, ... and preached more than 40,000 sermons." The more I learn about him, the more I am impressed, humbled and grateful.
While much more could be said in celebration of his birth, I will simply end with these words from him:
Do all the good you can,By all the means you can,In all the ways you can,In all the places you can,At all the times you can,To all the people you can,As long as ever you can.