My husband wrote this the other day, and I thought it was so nice that I’m going to share it here.
Our society places much emphasis on tolerance. Often people use the term ‘to tolerate’ something as just barely being able to stand it. Jesus did not command his followers ‘to tolerate’ their neighbors but rather to love their neighbors.
It is usually fairly easy to tolerate something or someone, it is very difficult if not impossible (on our own) to love some people. Even though I constantly fail, I will strive to love people and reserve tolerance for things like a leaky faucet or windshield wipers that don’t work.