The world teaches that we should be tolerant of one another while Jesus teaches we should love one another. In his book Holy Subversion, Trevin Wax does an excellent job of teaching us how tolerance and love are completely at odds with each other.
Check out this brief excerpt …
The world’s idea of tolerance is a parody of the Christian understanding of love.
Tolerance is passive. Love is active.
Tolerance is a feeling of apathy. Love is accompanied by feelings of great affection.
Tolerance keeps people at arm’s length in hopes of not offending them. Love embraces people where they are and “hopes all things”.
Tolerance leaves people alone as individuals. Love ushers people into a community of generosity.
Tolerance keeps a safe distance between those in need. Love rolls up its sleeves in service even to those who may be unlikable.
Tolerance avoids confrontation in order to…
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