Rediscovering Virtue in Eighteenth-Century England
In the eighteenth-century, England was a land marred by vice, with approximately 10,000 sex-workers crowding the streets of London. The era was characterized by rampant binge drinking and widespread gambling, and the nation had seemingly descended into a pit of decadence and immorality. However, winds of change were on the horizon, and a pivotal moment occurred on the 24th of May in 1738.
The Turning Point: John Wesley's Spiritual Awakening
This pivotal moment in history unfolded when a Church of England cleric named John Wesley reluctantly attended a prayer meeting on Aldersgate Street. To his own surprise, he later recorded in his journal, "I felt my heart strangely warmed." This profound experience catapulted him into action, leading him to venture into open fields to spread the Good News among the poor and marginalized in the British Isles. Thus, the Methodist Revival was born, igniting a spiritual awakening that would soon transcend borders.
A Global Impact: The Fires of Revival Cross the Atlantic
The fires of revival didn't confine themselves to British shores; they soon jumped the pond to America. Lives were transformed, communities were revitalized, and the impact was far-reaching. Alcoholics abandoned their bottles, street children received education, and the impoverished gained access to healthcare for the first time. At the core of Wesley's teachings was a simple yet powerful maxim:
"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."
Strangely Warmed: Continuing the Legacy of "Doing Good"
At Strangely Warmed, we are dedicated to carrying forward Wesley's legacy of "doing good." We do so by offering the finest-quality coffee, responsibly sourced and locally roasted. Our mission is simple yet profound: "Strangely Warmed Coffee: Tastes Good. Feels Good. Does Good." With every cup of our coffee, you not only savor exceptional flavor but also contribute to positive change, echoing the spirit of transformation that began centuries ago in the heart of England. Join us in this journey of taste, impact, and legacy.