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A Holy Dissatisfaction is Aroused

"Some theologians have found a particular affinity between Wesley's doctrine of sanctification and movements for social change. When on the individual level Christian perfection becomes the goal, a fundamental hope is aroused that the future can surpass the present. And a corresponding holy dissatisfaction is aroused with regard to the present state of affairs — a dissatisfaction that supplies the critical edge necessary to keep the process of individual transformation moving. Moreover, this holy dissatisfaction is readily transferable from the realm of the individual to that of society, where it provides a persistent motivation for reform in the light of 'a more perfect way' that goes beyond any status quo."

— Theodore Runyon, The New Creation: John Wesley’s Theology Today (Abingdon, Nashville 1998). p. 168.

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