Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wesleyan Philosophy of Practice

During my visit to the gym last night, I happened to pick up of a copy of Inc Magazine to read while I warmed up on the bike. I came across an article on corporate social responsibility, which reminded me of our Office Life, Building Life, Architecture 2030 commitment, Open Hand Studio and other volunteer activities that are all part of our social responsibilities.

The introduction to the article had a quote from John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement. I must admit I’d never seen it before but was moved by the simple message. Here it is.

“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.”

It’s a practice vision from the 18th Century that offers good, simple, straightforward words for us to follow today.