Believing IN Christ Jesus through ALL things

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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A grandfather, father, husband, man, and a child of God who is following Christ Jesus and working out his salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work IN me, both to will and to work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13). I dodged my first bullet with cancer when a cancerous polyp was removed in a sigmoid colectomy surgery in August 2007. Four years later, in the midst of a second colectomy surgery we discovered I had Stage IV metastatic colon cancer. Rather than colectomy surgery I had colostomy surgery, which now means the colostomy bag is a part of my everyday life ... with the emphasis on life. God has given us a peace beyond understanding as my wife and I have traveled this journey. By the grace of God I am blessed to be a 6 plus year cancer survivor aka warrior. In writing, I am often wrestling with my own personal struggles and beliefs and in the midst God leads me to a lesson He wants me to learn ... or sometimes He simply touches me in the revelation of Himself. My hope is that the result you see here might touch your heart and glorify God. And let me be clear ... I am not the only one with something to say. Please join in the conversation sharing your faith, your cancer experiences, etc. I would love to hear from you. Bernie
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