You know what a conversion is . . . but do you? Yours is yours. Mine is mine. As a Methodista-type, Iâ€™ve often trumpeted John Wesleyâ€™s â€œstrangely warmed heart.â€ What a conversion he had! Except he didnâ€™t talk about it all that much, and other holy encounters may have been more important to him and his Christian faith.
And I think itâ€™s interesting that years after his heartwarming, God-infused â€œmoment,â€ the converted Wesley married a woman who eventually left him. Â The founder of the Methodist movement apparently was a lousy husband.
Maybe a conversion experience and being a lousy husband are apples and orangutans, but itâ€™s a reminder that weâ€™re all flawed and should be careful about touting events like conversions, being born-again or that my way of faith is better than yours.