Toleration or love

“… today’s Western culture is shaped by two lesser moral “debts”: toleration and political correctness…. But to make the Jesus Creed a living part of our lives involves more than tolerating someone – which translates to “putting up with” in a condescending manner.  The exhortation of the Jesus Creed to love is something other than to tolerate; instead it calls us to engage, to become friends, to serve the other and to join hands with that person.  And love is more than avoiding labels, because love removes those labels to form a society of friendship and fellowship.” (pp 117-118)

Do you want to be tolerated or loved?

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