I just set myself on fire, and people come from miles around to watch me burn. (John Wesley, 18th-century evangelist)
Wesley’s use of hyperbole makes a very clear statement about his passion. He battled against the “establishment” to bring change that resulted in what we now think of as Methodism. What would such fervor bring about if we were to be so invested in a worthy cause? Instead of being involved in lesser things, we ought to emulate Wesley’s passion for noble ends.
Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. (Ephesians 6:7)