Acceptance, forgiveness and tolerance foster peaceful relationships.
Love opens our heart to others despite their imperfections and unconventional behavior . Which is why Love is the key for tolerance. Some people have high level of tolerance and are patient. Some are kind by nature while some are easily get into a quarrel and fights which becomes a part of their character.
Tolerance is a characteristic that you inculcate from your childhood; it isn’t an easy characteristic to acquire. Life is cruel and wicked; a lot of crap is thrown at you every day and it isn’t easy to be patient. Life of tolerance is what Jesus expects from all of us, as he himself lived a life full of kindness and tolerance.
Tolerance of Jesus
Jesus’ genealogy is a striking example of Tolerance . During His mocking trial and later His crucifixion, Jesus held His peace even when He was falsely accused, flogged. In Mathew 26:53, Jesus says that He can get legions of angels to help Him, but He bore it all because He had come to fulfill a purpose.
When the woman poured the ointment on His head, people judged her by her outward appearance and condemned her. Jesus looked into her soul, saw true repentance and faith shining through those tear-filled eyes and readily forgave and accepted her. When this kind of love operates in our lives, we should be able to tolerate the faults and foibles in others.
The Lord Jesus came up close and personal with many people. Yet, when He was hedged in by contentious crowds and controversy was building, He did not retaliate. He simply walked away. He withdrew from controversy and did not shun people.
Deal with the rising mercury with tolerance, and look beyond the present into the future. If it’s important to Jesus, it should be to us too.
The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.